The Conservation Research Bridge Program is tuition-based, and the Amphibian Foundation actively seeks out grants and awards which can be then used to support scholarships for Bridge Program students. We are happy to discuss with you which scholarships can be applied to your application, and how much of your tuition can be offset by scholarships.

Students in our unique bridge (Gap Year) program will gain hands-on scientific experience and career development skills by doing conservation in the lab and field with passionate conservation biologists. We design each student’s curriculum together and combine peer mentoring, guided research, field work, creative expression, formal classes, and outreach to craft a custom experience with broad exposure to the diversity of conservation skills and experiences.


The Amphibian Foundation is delighted to announce several scholarships in support of tuition for our Conservation Research Bridge Program.


Gopher Frog Conservation & Career Development Scholarship

Gopher Frog Conservation & Career Development Scholarship

The Amphibian Foundation is delighted to announce a $7,000 scholarship for our Conservation Research Bridge Program.

Position: Conservation Research Assistant (full or part time)

We are delighted to announce a tuition scholarship for our Conservation Research Bridge Program. The $7000 scholarship is for students accepted into our Bridge Program. Ideally, students would be enrolled at least part-time for the Gopher Frog spring tadpole and early summer metamorphosis season (approx Feb - July, dates are flexible).

The goal of the scholarship is to train a Bridge Program student in conservation techniques and offer career development opportunities in a structured and mentored environment. We will be head-starting the Gopher Frog (Rana capito) which is imperiled throughout its range. To help in their recovery and conservation efforts with a multi-state team of researchers, we are raising Gopher Frogs at the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta from the egg stage through metamorphosis and releasing the froglets in Alabama (i.e. 'head-starting'). We will also be monitoring populations in south Georgia and the program includes many other elements such as additional field work experiences and mentored research in physiological ecology and functional morphology of evaporative water loss and escape mechanisms.

Students may also be eligible for other scholarships as well including the Women in Biology Diversity and Inclusion scholarship and the Amphibian Foundation’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion scholarship. Special arrangements can be made for the number of hours per week (minimum 20h/week) and the duration of the program (minimum February-July, 2022). Housing is not included so living arrangements must be made by the student, though we are here to assist.

Helping us protect Gopher Frogs while developing your career opportunities in Conservation Biology!

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Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards

Up to $1500 tuition scholarships available to support qualified applicants for at least one semester.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in amphibians and reptiles of the Southeast United States who identifies as a member of a historically underrepresented group in conservation. Eligible, admitted, and deposited students will be awarded scholarships on a first come, first served basis. Various JEDI awards are funded through several sources including a Women in Biology (diversity and inclusion grant), Upwell Coffee, and our amazing turtle sponsors who have adopted and named turtles in our long-term urban ecology research project: AFTER.amphibianfoundation.org

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