2019 Professional Development Grants to Support for Mid-Career Conservationists

Deadline: 1 February 2019

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is accepting applications for its Professional Development Grants (PDGs) to provide support for mid-career conservationists to pursue short-term, non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills.

These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities.

PDGs support training-related costs, including registration fees and tuition, meals and accommodations, books and materials, international travel, visa fees, and local transportation. Training may take place anywhere in the world.

Funding Information

Applicants can request up to $6,500.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a citizen of an eligible country.
  • Applicants must currently be living and working in their home country.
  • Applicants must have at least three years of paid work experience in a conservation-related field in their home country.
  • Applicants must have applied to or already be accepted to participate in the proposed training at the time applicant submit their application.
  • Applicants current work and proposed training must help advance conservation in their home country.
  • Applicants must not be enrolled in an academic degree program.
  • Applicants must have approval from their employer to participate in the proposed training and the promise of continued employment.
  • Applicants must have a bank account in their own name that can receive US dollars and international wire transfers.
  • Applicants must not have received funding from EFN in the past. Previous PDG recipients may be eligible for Alumni Grants.
  • The proposed training must take place at least 90 days after the application deadline.
  • Applicants must submit all required documents by the application deadline.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries: Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Dem. Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Congo, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia

For more information, please visit https://www.worldwildlife.org/projects/professional-development-grants

  • Avatar Takele says:

    how about applicants from Ethiopia?If open for Ethiopia please let me know

  • Avatar Mike Marvin Banda says:

    This is a very welcomed development and will accord young and middle professionals acquire the much needed knowledge on preservation. unfortunately my country Malawi is not listed on the eligible countries besides having serious challenges emanating from poor conservation methods and effects of climate change.
    i hope in the next and subsequent funding we will be on the list of eligible countries

  • Avatar Leonard Amanya says:

    Thanks for the work.P

    Please share opportunities or grants for conserving nature including birds & animals for African countries or international


    I want a help to obtain early grants for our registered NGO in TANZANIA. please i need a help …..

  • Avatar Menladi M. Lormie says:

    I am a Liberian and in my mid-career in conservation. My country is not on the list but it seems that the criteria listed fits my country. Please let me know at any time if this is available for my country. So interested in conservation but with little knowledge or long term training in my home country.


  • Avatar Menladi M. Lormie says:

    Please allow me know whenever there is such training for my country Liberia. I work with the conservation department in the forestry sector in Liberia but difficult to obtain a long or short term training because conservation is not offer at Msc level. I have little training but needs to built it up for my career

  • Avatar Agustine says:

    I urgently request to know about the application procedure. I am in kenya. Kindly assist

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Agustine,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

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