WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation, 2015


WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation, 2015 , applications are submitted till 11 January 2015. Applications are invited for WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships available for formal studies or mid-career training (up to a maximum of one year) in the field of Nature Conservation. Multiple-year studies, e.g. two or three-year BSc or MSc courses will only be considered if the candidate is applying for support for the last year of studies. Women and people working for non-governmental or community-based organizations are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to those who seek support for studies in their country or region and provide proof that they are also seeking funding from other sources. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): |

Level: pursuing formal studies or professional training.

Field(s): Nature Conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation

Deadline: 11 January 2015

Funded By: WWF, Switzerland


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships are targeted for Only nationals from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, Eastern Europe & Middle East will be considered, including WWF staff or candidates working as partners with WWF.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: At this stage, the Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund is able to award approximately 18 scholarships each year.

Scholarship Duration: 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.

Scholarship covers: 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. The financial support provided by the PBS may be used to pay for course fees, books, travel and living expenses whilst studying, or a combination of these. Funding requests to cover the costs of attending a conference/congress, purchasing a laptop/printer or other personal items will not be considered.

Description

The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are awarded to individuals from East and South who wish to pursue formal studies or professional training in the field of conservation. With the generous support of The 1001: A Nature Trust, 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.

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.

Eligibility

Have what it takes to avail WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships ?

‣ 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, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, and Eastern Europe & Middle East will be considered, including WWF staff or candidates working as partners with WWF. Preference is given to those who seek support for studies in their country or region and provide proof that they are also seeking funding from other sources.

‣ Applicants must provide written proof of acceptance on a course.

Selection Criteria for WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships

‣ The following four criteria will be used to screen and select the best candidates:  Course or training, which explicitly links to WWF’s conservation priorities within the WWF Global Programme Framework through at least one of:

  • WWF Global Priority Places (35 ecoregions: terrestrial, freshwater, marine);
  • WWF Global Priority Species (36 species: plants, invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds, mammals);
  • Reduction in the Ecological Footprint, e.g. footprint in energy/carbon; cropland (including food, fiber and biofuel crops); grazing land, fishing and forest.
Preference will be given to:
  • Candidates with a long-term commitment to providing conservation leadership or expertise for the benefit of their country’s natural environment;
  • Candidates with experience and proven track record in a field related to the environment and conservation in their home country, including social and natural sciences (ranging from environmental journalism, law and education to ecology and wildlife management);
  • Candidates who show a) flexibility and capacity to think outside their specialization (critical factors include climate change, poverty reduction, water shortage, population increase/movements); b) ability to partner with other different disciplines critical to future successes; and c) strength of belief, vision and tenacity to address future pressures;
  • Applications for studies or training at institutions in the applicant’s country or region;
  • Candidates requesting a grant of less than CHF 10,000;
  • Candidates who provide proof that they have secured funding from other sources.

Notification:

‣ The successful candidates are notified by WWF International as soon as the PBS Selection Committee has made its selection, usually in April or May each year.

‣ Once all winners have confirmed their acceptance, WWF International informs those who have not been selected.

‣ That way, if a candidate has had to give up his/her application, the grant s/he was supposed to receive can be offered to one of the runner-up applicants.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Please send your application to the nearest WWF Office or WWF Associate in your country/region (check the list of WWF addresses available at the website).

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 11 January 2015.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


For more Information about WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships


2015GrantsAfricaAsia developing countries, Eastern EuropeInternational, Latin America


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