WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program Valuing Nature in Mozambique Fellowship.

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To build local capacity in Mozambique, WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) is offering fellowships to future conservation leaders to enable them to pursue graduate-level study (master’s) at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane with the goal of advancing conservation in their home country.

FOCUS AREAS
The following are eligible fields of study for the Valuing Nature in Mozambique
Fellowship.

  •  Marine and fisheries management (including MPA planning and management, terrestrial to marine connectivity, rights-based fishery management)
  • Freshwater conservation (including identification of fish species and freshwater ecology, integrated watershed management, hydrology, or freshwater management, environmental flows to sustain freshwater and estuarine ecosystems)
  • Species conservation (including marine turtles, elephants, rhinos)
  • Rapid ecological assessments of marine and terrestrial topics
  • Social science as related to sustainable economic development
  • Community-based natural resource management of forests, reefs, estuaries, and other coastal or freshwater areas
  • Climate change adaptation, particularly for marine and coastal habitats and communities
  • Policy, law and/or economics
  • Physical oceanography and hydrological modeling

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • You must be a citizen and legal permanent resident of Mozambique.
  • You must have at least one year of conservation-related work or research experience.
  • You must have a demonstrated commitment to working in conservation in Mozambique.
  • Your research or academic program must address one of the focus areas listed.
  • You must be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a master’s at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane.
  • You must plan to begin your studies no later than January 2017.
  • 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

Application Process:

  • The review process will take place August 15 – October 31, 2016. Applicants will be notified on the status of their submission by November 2016.
  • Individuals awarded a Train Fellowship will receive the first installment of their grant by February 2017.
  • The online application is available at www.worldwildlife.org/efn.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program Valuing Nature in Mozambique Fellowship.

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