Deadline: 1 March 2017
To build local capacity in Mozambique, WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) is offering fellowships to future conservation leaders to enable them to pursue graduate-level study (master’s and PhD) with the goal of advancing conservation in their home country.
Mozambique is a country rich in biodiversity and natural resources. Increasing pressures and rapid economic growth make the country ripe for sustainable development. To conserve the habitats and species in places throughout the country, WWF Mozambique strategically focuses on thematic areas such as marine, forestry, wetlands, green economy, conservation funds, good governance, and climate change.
Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.
- Marine and fisheries management (MPA planning and management, terrestrial to marine connectivity, rights-based fishery management)
- Freshwater conservation (identification of fish species and freshwater ecology, integrated watershed management, hydrology, or freshwater management, environmental flows to sustain freshwater and estuarine ecosystems)
- Species conservation (marine turtles, elephants, rhinos)
- Rapid ecological assessments of marine and terrestrial topics
- Social science as related to sustainable economic development
- Community-based natural resource management of forests, reefs, estuaries, and other coastal or freshwater areas
- Climate change adaptation, particularly for marine and coastal habitats and communities
- Policy, law and/or economics
- Applicants must be a citizen and legal permanent resident of Mozambique.
- Applicants must have at least two years of conservation-related work or research experience.
- Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to working in conservation in Mozambique.
- 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 applicants 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.
Eligible Country: Mozambique
For more information, please download the PDF.