Foundation / Corporation
WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature)
Grants of up to CHF 10,000 to International individuals to advance conservation efforts within their country. Applications are accepted from individuals in the following regions: Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia/Pacific, and Latin/America/Caribbean. This program provides financial support to pursue short-term formal studies or professional training that will enable the beneficiary to contribute more effectively to conservation efforts.
As a priority, PBS supports mid-career training for those working in the field of conservation and associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation (including e.g. media, law, and education). Applications are encouraged from those seeking to build skills in specific subjects that will enhance their contribution to conservation. In particular women, and people working for non-governmental or community-based organizations, are encouraged to apply.
The PBS grant may be used to pay for course fees, tuition, books, travel and living expenses while studying, or a combination of these. Funding requests to cover costs to attend a conference/ congress, purchase a laptop/printer or other personal items will not be considered.
The following four criteria will be used to screen and select the best candidates:
-Course or training, which explicitly links to WWF’s Practices (Oceans, Forests, Wildlife, Freshwater, Climate & Energy, Food)
-Recommendation from the nearest WWF Office or Associate Organization.
-Overall balance of gender and geographic representation.
Preference will be given to:
-Candidates with a long-term commitment to providing conservation leadership or expertise for the benefit of their country’s natural environment;
-Candidates with experience and proven track record in a field related to the environment and conservation in their home country, including social and natural sciences (ranging from environmental journalism, law and education to ecology and wildlife management);
-Candidates who show a) flexibility and capacity to think outside their specialization (critical factors include climate change, poverty reduction, water shortage, population increase/movements); b) ability to partner with other different disciplines critical to future successes; and c) strength of belief, vision and tenacity to address future pressures;
-Applications for studies or training at institutions in the applicant's country or region where appropriate;
-Candidates requesting a grant of less than CHF 10,000;
-Candidates who provide proof that they have secured funding from other sources.
GrantWatch ID#: 150869
The maximum amount for any one scholarship under this scheme is CHF 10,000. Only in exceptional circumstances will the maximum award be granted.
Study/training (or last year of study) to start no earlier than July 1, 2018 and no later than June 30, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Vanda Fejes, Program Coordinator
+41 22 364 9205
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