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. Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.
Application Deadline: 1st March, 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Mozambique
To be taken at (country): Anywhere in the world
Eligible Fields of Study: The following are eligible fields of study for the Mozambique fellowship.
- 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
About the Award: 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.
Type: Master’s and PhD/Fellowship
- You must be a citizen and legal permanent resident of Mozambique.
- You must have at least two years of conservation-related work or research experience.
- You must have a demonstrated commitment to working in conservation in Mozambique.
- Your research or academic program must address one of the focus areas listed.
- You must be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a master’s or PhD program anywhere in the world.
- You must plan to begin your studies no later than January 2018.
- You must commit to working for at least two years in your home country after the completion of your degree.
- You must not have received a Train Fellowship or Scholarship in the past.
- You must contact EFN if you are a WWF employee, consultant, or previous EFN grant recipient.
- You must submit all required documents by the application deadline.
Number of Awardees: Not stated
Value of Fellowship: up to $30,000 per year
How to Apply: Applicants can access the online application at www.worldwildlife.org/efn.
Award Provider: World WildLife Fund (WWF)