2016/2017 ITTO Freezailah Fellowship Fund for Professionals in Tropical Forestry and Related Disciplines (Spring Cycle)

Deadline: 15 August 2016

• Fellowship activities should start later than 1 February 2017
• Results of the Selection Panel will be posted on http://www.itto.int on 17 November 2016.

Application Deadline: February 22nd 2016

ITTO offers fellowships through the Freezailah Fellowship Fund to promote human resource development and to strengthen professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry and related disciplines.

The goal is to promote the sustainable management of tropical forests, the efficient use and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information about the international trade in tropical timber.

Program objective

To 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.

Eligible activities

  1. Participation in international/regional conferences, short-term training courses, training internships at industries, research and educational institutions, study tours, and lecture/demonstration tours;
  2. Technical document preparation, publication and dissemination, such as manuals and monographs;
  3. Small grants for post-graduate studies.

Eligibility

  1. Only nationals of ITTO Member countries are eligible to apply.
    Africa (12)

    • Benin
    • Cameroon
    • Central African Republic
    • Congo
    • Côte d’Ivoire
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Gabon
    • Ghana
    • Liberia
    • Mali
    • Mozambique
    • Togo
  2. Awards are to be made to individuals not to institutions.
  3. Previous ITTO Fellowship awardees are not eligible to apply for another ITTO Fellowship 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.

ITTO gives preference to short-term activities.

Award

  • The maximum amount for a fellowship is US$10,000.
  • ITTO Fellowships provides tuition/training/conference fees, transportation fees, daily subsistence allowance, book allowance and other allowances.
  • For post-gradate studies, only a partial tuition fee or a small research grant can be provided.
  • Approved Fellowships are non-transferable to other programmes or institutions.

Selection criteria

Fellowship applications will be assessed against the following selection criteria (in no priority order):

  1. Consistency of the proposed activity with the Programme’s objective and priority areas;
  2. Qualifications of the applicant to undertake the proposed Fellowship activity;
  3. The potential of the skills and knowledge acquired or advanced under the Fellowship activity to lead to wider applications and benefits nationally and internationally;
  4. Reasonableness of costs in relation to the proposed Fellowship activity.

Additional consideration will be given to:

  1. Geographic and gender balance;
  2. Balance among the ITTO priority areas;
  3. Competency in the language in which the training will be given, where applicable (eg courses, conferences, study tours).

Application and submission

On-line Application is available in English, French, and Spanish (the official languages of ITTO) at www.itto.int/feature20/.  Please read carefully the information and general instructions contained in this note before submitting your application.  Should you have any question, please contact the ITTO Secretariat at the following address:

    ITTO Fellowship Programme
International Tropical Timber Organization
Pacifico-Yokohama 5F, 1-1-1, Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku
Yokohama 220-0012, JAPAN
Tel: (81-45) 223-1110    Fax: (81-45) 223-1111
E-mail:  fellow-application@itto.int
Homepage: http://www.itto.int

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016/2017 ITTO Freezailah Fellowship Fund for Professionals in Tropical Forestry and Related Disciplines

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