Professional Development Grants: Providing Support for Mid-career Conservationists

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Deadline: 1 November 2018

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is seeking 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.

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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

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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

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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 Professional Development Grants.

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