Russell E. Train Fellowships support individuals pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in conservation.
Each year, WWF supports committed conservationists from target countries to receive financial support for their studies and field research. 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.
2017 Fellowships Competitions
WWF’s Russell E. Train Fellowships: Building Capacity in Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience for Conservation
Deadline: 1 March 2017
To build capacity among conservationists and those working in related fields, WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) is offering fellowships to emerging leaders who are able to make significant contributions to helping people and nature adapt to a changing climate.
WWF is committed to helping the field of conservation adapt to climate change, while ensuring that communities and governments make environmentally responsible, climate-informed decisions in their efforts to build climate resilience.
- Climate science, climatology and climate modeling, particularly as it relates to conservation
- Climate change impacts on wildlife
- Impacts of human responses to climate change on biodiversity
- Ecological and social-ecological resilience to climate change
- Ecosystem-based adaptation and ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction
- Adaptation for protected areas
- Environment and disaster management
- Natural and nature-based techniques to flood risk management
- Communicating climate science for conservation
Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.
- Applicants must be a citizen and legal permanent resident of an eligible country mentioned below.
- Applicants must have at least two years of work or research experience in conservation or a field with strong relationships to conservation such as sustainable development or disaster management.
- Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to either working in or contributing to conservation in an eligible country.
- Applicant’s research or academic program must address one of the focus areas listed.
- Applicants must be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a master’s or PhD program anywhere in the world.
- Applicants must plan to begin their studies no later than January 2018.
- Applicants must commit to working for at least two years in applicant’s home country after the completion of their degree.
- Applicants must not have received a Train Fellowship or Scholarship in the past.
- Applicants must contact EFN if you are a WWF employee, consultant, or previous EFN grant recipient.
- Applicants must submit all required documents by the application deadline.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please download the PDF.