Funded 2018 WWF Russel E. Train Education for Nature (EFN) International Fellowship Competition

Application Deadline: Applicants should submit applications on or before 1st March, 2018

Eligible Countries: Only International students should apply.

Scholarship country: Anywhere in the world

Scholarship Type:Scholarships are for Master’s, PhD, Fellowships

Eligibility: To be eligible for a Train Fellowship, you must meet the following criteria. Please note that eligibility criteria can vary by competition. Please also refer to specific competition guidelines to ensure you are eligible.

  • Applicants must be a citizen and legal permanent resident of an eligible country.
  • They must have at least two years of conservation-related work or research experience.
  • You must have a demonstrated commitment to working in conservation in an eligible country.
  • Your research or academic program must address one of the focus areas listed in the guidelines.
  • You must be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a master’s or PhD program anywhere in the world.
  • You must plan to begin your studies no later than January 2019.
  • You must commit to working for at least two years in your home country after the completion of your degree.
  • You should have received a Train Fellowship or Scholarship in the past. Professional Development Grant recipients are eligible to apply.
  • You must notify EFN if you are a WWF employee, consultant, or previous EFN grant recipient.
  • Endeavor to submit all required documents by the application deadline (March 1, 2018).

Selection: Note that eligible Fellows are selected through a transparent and competitive, merit-based process. An independent, interdisciplinary panel of experts is convened in each country to review applications and to identify the top candidates based on the following criteria:

  • Professional qualifications as evidenced by previous and current conservation-related positions, references from colleagues in the field, publications, and other sources
  • Demonstrated leadership through involvement in community and volunteer activities, the workplace, local and national government, and other areas
  • Prior academic achievement as shown by grades, academic awards, and references from professors
  • Motivation and commitment to contribute to conservation in a participating country and to share what is learned with others in their field and in their home communities
  • Potential impact of proposed study/research on conservation efforts in the home country or region

Number of Awardees: Not known

Value of Fellowship: Fellowship amount could go up to $30,000 per year

How to Apply: Applicants can access the online application at

Click here to apply

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