World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s Education for Nature Program (EFN) invites applications for the WWF Russell E Train Fellowships for PhD in Conservation-Related Fields for the 2023/24 academic year.
The aim of the fellowship is to support individuals to develop evidence-based, innovative and interdisciplinary research. This research will be on the ‘Role of Gender Equity in achieving sustainable Blue Economy outcomes, with emphasis on small scale fisheries and tropical ecosystems’.
Worth of Award
- Applicants can apply to attend any university around the world and must return to their home countries to work in conservation for at least two years after completing their degree.
- Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.
To be eligible for a Train Fellowship, you must meet the following criteria:
- be a citizen and legal permanent resident of an eligible country.
- have at least two years of conservation-related work or research experience.
- have a demonstrated commitment to working in conservation in an eligible country.
- be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a master’s or PhD program anywhere in the world.
Similarly, you must
- plan to begin your studies no later than January 2024.
- commit to working for at least two years in your home country after the completion of your degree.
- not have received a Train Fellowship or Scholarship in the past. Professional Development Grant recipients are eligible to apply.
- notify EFN if you are a WWF employee, consultant, or previous EFN grant recipient.
Your research or academic program must address one of the focus areas listed in the guidelines.
Eligible countries include
Belize, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Solomon Islands, Suriname, and Vietnam.
How to Apply
All applications for the Russell E Train Fellowships should be made online via the official website.
Deadline: The deadline to apply for either fellowship opportunity is February 1, 2023, by 11:59 pm ET.