Application Deadline: Submit applications on or before 6th January 2017
Eligible Countries: Countries in the following region are eligible for the scholarship: Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East
Scholarship country: The scholarship would be undertaken either in the Applicant’s home country or the Netherlands
Accepted Courses: Field of nature conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation
Scholarship Info: The Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund for Nature Conservation was set up in 1991 to help build conservation expertise and leadership in developing countries of the world. The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship fund aims to provide the much needed financial assistance to candidates who wish to pursue short-term professional training or formal studies that will enable them contribute more effectively to conservation efforts in their home countries.
The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are awarded to individuals from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East who wish to pursue formal studies or professional training in the field of conservation.
Each scholarship will empower a dedicated conservationist to build his or her capacity. In turn, these people are in a position to share the benefits of their knowledge and skills with others and so spread the benefits.
Selection Criteria: Women and people working for non-governmental or community-based organizations are encouraged to apply Who is qualified to apply?
- As a priority, the PBS support mid-career training (up to a maximum of one year) for individuals working in the field of conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation.
- Applications from candidates doing multiple-year studies will only be considered if the applicant is applying for support for the last year of studies.
- Applications are encouraged from people seeking to build skills in specific subjects that will enhance their contribution to nature conservation.
- In particular, women and people working for non-governmental or community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.
- Only nationals from Africa/Madagascar, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East will be considered, including WWF staff or candidates working as partners with WWF.
- Preference is given to those seeking support for studies in their own country or region, and applicants must provide written proof of acceptance on a course.
Number of Scholarships: Not indicated.
Benefits: The maximum amount for any one scholarship under this scheme is CHF 10,000, and preferential consideration is given to requests for less than CHF 10,000.
Duration: Scholarships will last for up to a maximum of one year
How to Apply
Applications (form can be downloaded with information in English, French & Spanish from the link below) should be submitted to the candidate’s nearest WWF Office or Associate (See link below)
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