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.
The following are eligible fields of study for the Valuing Nature in Mozambique
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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