Facilitated research programs

Facilitated research program

The ALERT Facilitated Research Program (FRP) offers unique opportunities for study.  We are able to facilitate both undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of disciplines; providing support throughout your research process.

From the moment you contact us with your research idea a network of support and guidance is available to enable you to complete your study to the highest possible standard.

Our experienced team will assist you in the process of turning your concept into a workable proposal based on our first-hand knowledge of our project sites and to ensure that your proposed study is viable given the resources available at each location.   

Some proposals may require cooperation with regional wildlife management authorities and the purchase of a study permit. In such cases ALERT will facilitate this acceptance and permit application process, but please be aware that these processes can result in significant delays.

Advance planning and preparation are keys to success.  Materials and equipment may not be immediately available on site or even in the country, so it is necessary that you plan comprehensively, with our assistance, for the needs of your study.

On arrival, you will meet our project-based research staff who will provide you with logistical support to ensure your data collection is carried out effectively. They will also give you an introduction to your project sites’ available facilities and give you any necessary safety and procedural training. 

And the support does not end there; even after you leave the project site we will provide input, where needed, to complete your final written thesis.

Please explore the quick links on the right of this page for more information.


To date ALERT has facilitated research by students, at all academic levels, in the fields of:

  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Animal Ecology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Environment & International Development
  • Tropical Resource Ecology
  • Forest Resources and Wildlife Management
  • Development Studies
  • Zoology
  • Zoology, Evolution & Ecology

from universities including:

  • Australian National University
  • California Polytechnic State University, US
  • Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Copperbelt University, Zambia
  • Denver , USA
  • East Anglia, UK
  • Exeter, UK
  • Glamorgan, UK
  • Karolinska Institute and Royal Institute for Technology in Stockholm and Linkoping University in Sweden
  • Manchester Metropolitan, UK
  • Montana, USA
  • National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
  • Newcastle, UK
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Oxford University, UK
  • Roehampton, UK
  • Princeton, USA
  • Utah State, USA
  • Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Wageningen, Netherlands
  • University of Zimbabwe

Facilitated Research