Deadline: 1 March 2019
To understand the various dimensions of human-wildlife conflict and coexistence, EFN, in partnership with Michigan State University (MSU), is seeking applications to offer fellowships to current and aspiring wildlife conservation leaders from Uganda to obtain their PhD from MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Applicants must conduct research intending to develop sustainable solutions for elephant crop-raiding.
To be eligible for this opportunity, candidates must:
- Be a citizen and legal permanent resident of Uganda.
- Have applied or are admitted to a PhD at MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. (Please note that a fellowship award is dependent on admission to MSU).
- Conduct research intending to develop sustainable solutions for elephant crop-raiding.
- Plan to begin their studies no later than January 2020.
- Have at least two years of conservation-related work or research experience.
- Have a demonstrated commitment to working long-term in conservation in Uganda.
- Commit to returning to Uganda and working for at least two years in conservation upon completion of your degree.
- Have not received a Train Fellowship or Scholarship in the past.
- Contact EFN if candidates are a WWF employee, consultant, or previous EFN grant
Candidates are selected through a competitive, merit-based process. An independent, interdisciplinary panel of experts will be convened to review applications and to identify the top candidates based on the following criteria:
(Ad) Are you still finding it difficult to search for donors online? Join Premium and use our powerful Donor Search mechanism to find relevant donors based on your country and location or keyword. Our specially developed algorithm will search across the internet for the most relevant and useful donors of your interest willing to fund your work. Learn more.
- Demonstrated leadership
- Potential impact of proposed research
- Commitment to conservation education in home country
- Academic achievement
- Professional qualifications
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
(Ad) Not able to keep track of so may different grant opportunities and their deadlines? No problem! fundsforNGOs Premium has a handy tool called "Deadline Calendar." This tool will help you keep track of all upcoming grant opportunities and their deadlines and view them in a beautiful calendar format. Learn more.
For more information, please visit https://www.worldwildlife.org/projects/russell-e-train-fellowships