YOUNG ECOLOGISTS SUPPORT PROGRAM „d-r Ljupčo Melovski“
The small grants program “d-r Ljupčo Melovski” entails a public call for grants for young ecologists. Grantees are to conduct one-year projects with a strong research component aiming at achieving some or all of these goals:
- Support and motivate young ecologists,
- Raise public ecological awareness,
- Promote ecological sciences,
- Improvе environmental protection,
- Research and conservation of nature and biodiversity.
So far, the Macedonian Ecological Society has managed to conduct the program three times. In 2009 and 2010, we lent support to 30 students and enthusiasts, many of whom are currently working in research and conservation in local organizations (MES included), universities and even abroad. This indicated that one of the main goals of this program was achieved, i.e. MES helped build direly needed national ecological capacities. This is a big step forward in achieving MES’ strategic goals, but also the country’s EU aspirations.
Having all this in mind, we were extremely pleased to be able to revive this program a decade later (2020) with financial help from the Sigrid Rausing Trust. It now carries the name of one of the most prominent late Macedonian ecologists “d-r Ljupčo Melovski”, a long-time president of MES and the initiator of this program in 2009.
Contact: Dragan Arsovski firstname.lastname@example.org