International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) is inviting applications from the nationals of ITTO member countries for ‘Freezailah Fellowship’ 2014. The major goal of the fellowship program is develop human resources and enhance professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry, tropical timber industries and related disciplines, with a view to promoting sustainable management of tropical forests, efficient utilization and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information on the international trade in tropical timber.
ITTO Fellowship Program encourages capacity development of women foresters. The impact of fellowship is measured with the contribution fellows make in promotion of sustainable forest management in their home countries after the receipt of the fellowship. Improvement in productivity and performance of the fellow’s home institution by developing new programs or innovative ways of working is another parameter. Fellow’s influence on national forestry and environmental policy in their home countries are also the impacts made by former fellowship holders.
Maximum grant amount for the call 2014 is US$10,000. The fellowships provides tuition/training/conference fees, transportation fees, daily subsistence allowance, book allowance and other allowances. For post-graduate studies, only a partial tuition fee or a small research grant can be provided.
Eligibility Criteria –
Individual nationals of ITTO member countries are eligible to apply.
Previous ITTO Fellowship awardees within two years of receiving the first award and submitting to the Secretariat a final report on the activity for which the award was made are not eligible to apply.
The eligible activities for the fellowship are – participation in international/regional conferences, short-term training courses, training internships at industries, research and educational institutions, study tours, and lecture/demonstration tours; technical document preparation, publication and dissemination, such as manuals and monographs; and small grants for post-graduate studies.
For more information, please visit ITTO Fellowship Program page.