WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are Postgraduate Scholarships in Nature Conservation awarded to students from developing countries (Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East) to study in Netherlands or their home country.
Application Deadline: 6th January 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Countries in the following region are eligible for the scholarship: Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East
To be taken at (country): Applicants home country or the Netherlands
Accepted Fields of Study: Field of nature conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation
About Award: The Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund for Nature Conservation was created in 1991 to help build conservation expertise and leadership in the developing world. The aim of the WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships is to provide financial support to individuals who wish to pursue short-term professional training or formal studies that will help them contribute more effectively to conservation efforts in their country.
The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are awarded to individuals from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East who wish to pursue formal studies or professional training in the field of conservation.
Each scholarship empowers a dedicated conservationist to build his or her capacity. In turn, these people are in a position to share the benefits of their knowledge and skills with others and so spread the benefits.
Offered Since: 1991
Selection Criteria: Women and people working for non-governmental or community-based organizations are encouraged to apply
Who is qualified to apply?
- As a priority, the PBS support mid-career training (up to a maximum of one year) for individuals working in the field of conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation.
- Applications from candidates doing multiple-year studies will only be considered if the applicant is applying for support for the last year of studies.
- Applications are encouraged from people seeking to build skills in specific subjects that will enhance their contribution to nature conservation.
- In particular, women and people working for non-governmental or community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.
- Only nationals from Africa/Madagascar, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East will be considered, including WWF staff or candidates working as partners with WWF.
- Preference is given to those seeking support for studies in their own country or region, and applicants must provide written proof of acceptance on a course.
Number of Scholarships: Not specified
What are the benefits?: The maximum amount for any one scholarship under this scheme is CHF 10,000, and preferential consideration is given to requests for less than CHF 10,000.
Duration: Up to a maximum of one year
How to Apply
Applications (form can be downloaded with information in English, French & Spanish from the link below) should be submitted to the candidate’s nearest WWF Office or Associate (See link below)
Sponsors: The Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund for Nature Conservation
Important Notes: After completion of their studies Prince Bernhard Scholars are expected to return to their home country or region to work in conservation, or a related field.