Deadline: 1 March 2016
To build local capacity in wildlife conservation in Asia and Africa, WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) is offering Wildlife Fellowships 2016 for the students enrolled in master’s or PhD Program anywhere in the world.
WWF is committed to ensuring that populations of the world’s most ecologically, economically and culturally important species are restored and thriving in the wild by 2020.
- Ecology and conservation of WWF focal species (especially of rhinos, elephants, and tigers)
- Illegal wildlife trade at local/regional scales (including issues of supply, demand, and enforcement)
- Community-based conservation for WWF focal species
- Human-wildlife conflict
- Economic valuation of wildlife
- Human dimensions of wildlife conservation
- Policy related to international wildlife conservation
- Research and/or development of technological innovations in wildlife conservation
- Climate change impacts and mitigation/adaptation for WWF focal species
- Wildlife health monitoring and research
- Rangeland and protected areas management
- Sustainable financing for wildlife conservation.
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Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.
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- Be a citizen and legal permanent resident of an eligible country.
- Have at least two years of conservation-related work or research experience.
- Have a demonstrated commitment to working in conservation in an eligible country.
- Be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a master’s or PhD program anywhere in the world.
- Plan to begin your studies no later than January 2017.
- Commit to working for at least two years in your home country after the completion of your degree.
- Not have received a Train Fellowship or Scholarship in the past.
- Contact EFN if you are a WWF employee, consultant, or previous EFN grant recipient.
- Submit all required documents by the application deadline.
- Applicant’s research or academic program must address one of the focus areas listed.
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Applicants must apply online through the website.
For more information, please visit Russell E. Train Fellowships.
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