Program for International Applicants in USA, 2013
Scholarships ‣ USA
Forest Institute offers the fellowship program for young forestry and
forest products professionals from around the world to work at the
World Forest Institute. Full details:
is a Blend of Research, Networking, and Cultural Exchange. There are
currently three main components to the program: Conducting a Project,
Networking with public and private forestry organizations in the US,
especially in the Pacific Northwest and Educational Outreach.
World Forest Institute
are taken year round. Applications are due at least two months prior
to the start date.
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Scholarship is targeted for Open US and foreign nationals.
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: The fellowships are offered for six to twelve months.
a full year fellowship (12 months) the Program Cost is $20,000 USD.
The following apply:
Program Cost is pro-rated for shorter Fellowships (for example, a
six-month Fellowship costs $10,000).
Fellowship Program Cost is used to pay Fellows’ salaries, provide
work space, and covers all other program related costs (travel,
support staff, etc.).
of this cost is paid by the Harry A. Merlo Foundation in the form of
a matching grant.
of this cost is paid by sources secured by the Fellow. This amount
is due prior to or upon arrival to WFI. The cost can be paid by
check, credit card, or wire transfer.
must submit a letter of support from their sponsor upon finding
Other Expenses: WFI will pay 50% of the visa application fee to Experience International. Fellows or their sponsors must pay for their travel to Portland, Oregon (cost depends upon location).
will receive a free public transportation pass that allows them to
travel by bus or light rail within the city of Portland.
of Living Expenses:
The $1,000 monthly net salary is generally sufficient to cover
apartment rent (a shared apartment), utilities, phone, and food
costs on an average budget. Please note that individual lifestyle
differences will result in higher or lower costs.
are responsible for paying all rental fees and associated costs. WFI
has second-hand furniture and other housing items, such as beds,
bedding, and kitchen utensils, available for use.
A public transportation pass is provided for travel within the
Portland area. A work vehicle is available for checkout to use for
purchase of a vehicle for personal use is optional. Used vehicles
are widely available. We suggest bringing an additional $3,000 –
6,000 USD for purchasing the car, which would include the purchase
price, insurance, registration and licensing fees.
the end of the Fellowship, the Fellow can sell the vehicle and
regain some of the purchase price.
World Forest Institute Fellowship Program brings forestry and forest
products professionals from around the world to work at the World
Forest Institute for 6 to 12 months.
100 Fellows from 30 countries have participated in the program.
Fellowship Program offers participants many opportunities, such
Conducting studies in the Pacific Northwest related to forestry
with many different forestry organizations and corporations;
a network of forestry contacts, and
the dissemination and exchange of information regarding global
forest resources and their utilization
Fellows leave the program
with a solid understanding of how the US forestry sector operates
and who the key players are. Additionally, Fellows gain invaluable
cultural experience and English language skills.
Forest Institute Fellowship candidates should meet these minimum
degree or equivalent in the field of forestry, natural resources, or
other related degree.
candidates with at least four years of forest-related work experience
in English, both written and spoken.
least 21 years of age.
research proposal on a topic relevant to forestry in the home
country. The project should take advantage of forestry in the Pacific
to be self-motivated, to work independently towards a clear research
goal or output, and to work with colleagues from diverse
accepts applications from US and foreign nationals. Anyone meeting
our minimum qualifications can apply.
a project proposal that fits within the guidelines of the Fellowship
program. Projects are a key element of the Fellowship Program.
Download the project proposal guidelines here. Please note that
proposals must be original in scope.
submitted to WFI must meet the following requirements:
project should take advantage of being located in the Pacific
Northwest (PNW). Elements of the project must involve collaboration
with PNW forest industry, local organizations, researchers, or
project should include elements from both the Fellow’s home
country and the US. For example, the project could make a
comparison/contrast case study of examples in both countries.
project must be able to be completed within the time frame that the
Fellow will be here. WFI does not fund work that occurs in
locations other than at our center.
does not fund field trials as we do not have laboratory facilities
available at our location. Most Fellows conduct projects that
involve collecting qualitative data and involve surveys,
interviews, literature review, shadowing, conferences, and
project must have a tangible outcome, such as a report, manual,
poster session, or an event (such as a conference).
the WFI application in full. All sections must be completed
including the financial section. Please note that any incomplete
applications will not be reviewed.
your complete application; proposal included, along with your CV to
WFI Director Sara Wu, swu-at-worldforestry.org. Please do not send a
CV or letter of interest without a completed application form. It is
free to apply.
Applications are taken year round. Applications are due at least two
months prior to the start date.
is important to read the application procedure, and visit the
official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the official website
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Forest Institute Fellowship
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