Since August 2007 the UNEP/CMS advertises a Thesis Award on Migratory Species Conservation of 10,000 EURO (c. 14,600 US$) to promote scientific research and conservation of migratory species, as defined by the convention.
Applications for the award will be accepted until 31 May 2008.
The thesis should provide new data and insights into the biology and ecology of migratory species or external factors disrupting their migration patterns. Research results must be applicable to conservation measures to the benefit of migratory species.
A licensed educational institution must have accepted and approved the study as a Ph.D. or doctoral thesis. All theses approved since the last Conference of Parts (COP8 November 2005) may be submitted.