Russell E. Train Fellowships 2019 for Current & Aspiring University Faculty for Conservation ($30,000 per year funding)

Application Deadline:March 1, 2019.

EFN is providing fellowships to support current and aspiring university faculty that are affiliated with or currently employed at African, Asian and Latin American universities to pursue doctoral degrees in conservation-related fields. After completing a degree, the individual must enhance, expand, or establish a graduate-level conservation program at a university in their home country.

After completing a degree, the individual must enhance, expand, or establish a graduate-level conservation program at a university in their home country. By doing so, WWF aims to improve the capacity of these local and regional universities and encourage future conservationists to study in their home countries.

FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW

  • To build local capacity in Asia, Africa and Latin America, EFN is offering fellowships to current and aspiring faculty members to enable them to pursue their PhD. Applicants may apply for up to three years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • You must be a citizen and legal permanent resident of an eligible country.
  • You must have at least two years of conservation-related work or
    research experience.
  • You must have a demonstrated commitment to working in academia in
    an eligible country.
  • You must have an existing affiliation with a college or university in an
    eligible country. Priority will be given to individuals affiliated with
    underserved universities.
  • You must be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a PhD program anywhere in the world.
  • You must plan to begin your studies no later than January 2020.
  • You must commit to working for at least two years in your home country
    after the completion of your degree.
  • You must not have received a Train Fellowship or Scholarship in the past.
  • You must contact EFN if you are a WWF employee, consultant, or previous EFN grant recipient.
  • You must submit all required documents by the application deadline.

SELECTION PROCESS
Train Fellows are selected through a competitive, merit-based process. An independent, interdisciplinary panel of experts will be convened to review applications and to identify the top candidates based on the following criteria:

  • Professional qualifications
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Academic achievement
  • Commitment to conservation education in home country or region
  • Potential impact of proposed research

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants can access the online application at www.worldwildlife.org/efn.
  • The application deadline is March 1, 2019.
  • For more information on Train Fellowships please review the frequently asked questions document. For other questions, please e-mail us at [email protected].

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Russell E. Train Fellowships 2019

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