World Wild Fund is inviting applicants for 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.
Applicants can request up to $6,500.
Deadline: 1 August 2019
Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant.
- 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 applicants 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 online via the official website here