The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes announces the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) Biodiversity Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. The award is available to one graduate student in the amount of $12,000. The award recipient will conduct high-priority research topics, which will support the vision of CAZCA to promote the study and restoration of our regional desert mountain preserve system. The student will collect relevant GIS layers and conduct conductivity analyses while working closely with The Connectivity and Habitat Blocks working group of the CAZCA to help identify key conservation areas outside of the current preserve. Applications are due by June 15, 2016, and the recipient will be notified no later than July 1, 2016. See application directions here. It is highly advised to meet with the working group chair Scott Sprague, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and CAZCA’s program lead Stacie Beute to discuss your ideas and ensure that your proposed research aligns with the research priorities of the alliance. CBO faculty affiliate faculty can be found here.