World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is inviting applications from individuals pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in conservation for ‘Russell E. Train Fellowship’ program 2014. The main aim of the fellowship program is to support doctoral degrees for individuals who will return to their home country to strengthen graduate-level conservation programs and ultimately increase local capacity for conservation education.
The fellowship will be for the period of two (2) years and will provide up to $30,000 each fund per year to conduct studies and field research. Applicants may apply for up to three years of funding.
Eligibility Criteria –
Applicant must be a citizen and legal permanent resident of an eligible country in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. (please visit overview page for eligible countries)
Applicants who have received EFN professional development grants (short-term training grants) in the past are also eligible to apply.
Applicant must be admitted to the academic program for which s/he is applying for fellowship.
Applicant must have a minimum of two years of work experience in conservation and a clear interest in working in her/his home country or region. S/he must agree and be committed complete a two year work requirement in his/her home country or region upon completion of the fellowship.
Applicant must be enrolled, admitted, or have applied to an institution of higher education before submitting the application. Classes must begin by January 2015.
Complete application includes completed online application along with two letters of recommendation, academic transcripts, proof of admission, document from the university listing program costs, curriculum vitae/resume, and proof of additional funding sources (if available).
Application must be submitted via online application system.
For more information, please visit WWF Train Fellowship Application page.