Apply for the World Wild Fund Professional Development Grants

Background

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.

Funding Information

Applicants can request up to $6,500.

Eligibility Criteria

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

 

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