Application Deadline: 5 January 2016
The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are awarded to individuals from developing/emerging economies (East and South) who wish to pursue formal studies or professional training in the field of conservation.
Under the patronage of the late HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and to pay a lasting tribute to the Founder President of WWF and The 1001: A Nature Trust, the WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund for Nature Conservation was created in 1991 to help build conservation expertise and leadership in developing countries and emerging economies.
The Prince Bernhard Scholarships are:
- Enabling – help people be more effective to achieve conservation
- Developmental – nurture scholars to become conservation leaders
- Multiplying – inspire graduates to train others
- As a priority, the PBS support mid-career training (up to a maximum of one year) for individuals working in the field of conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation.
- Applications from candidates doing multiple-year studies will only be considered if the applicant is applying for support for the last year of studies.
- Applications are encouraged from people seeking to build skills in specific subjects that will enhance their contribution to nature conservation.
- In particular, women and people working for non-governmental or community-based organizations are encouraged to apply
- Only nationals from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, Eastern Europe & Middle East will be considered, including WWF staff or candidates working as partners with WWF.
- The maximum amount for any one scholarship under this scheme is CHF 10,000.
- Only in exceptional circumstances will the maximum award be granted.
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