Course(s) Offered: Conservation, related fields
Course Level: Graduate (masters, phd, Internships, short-term trainings)
Provider: PBS Fund for Nature Conservation
Country to Study in: Netherlands, Applicant's home country
The 2016 scholarship application process for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation is now open.
Created in 1991, the WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) provide financial support awards to individuals from East and South who wish to pursue formal studies or short-term professional training in the field of conservation, thus contributing 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.
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, Eastern Europe and Middle East will be considered, including WWF staff or candidates working as partners with WWF. Preference is given where appropriate to those who seek support for studies in their country or region.
Applicants must provide written proof of acceptance on a course, and proof that they are also seeking funding from other sources.
Citizens of countries in Africa/Madagascar, Asia/Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Middle East
All accredited institutions of learning in applicant's country or region
Fields of study
Nature Conservation and related fields (eg Environmental Sciences, Water and Coastal Management, etc). All related courses should have a direct link to WWF’s conservation priorities
Up to a maximum of one year
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.
Method of Application
Please download the 'Application Form' (with guidelines on how to complete it in English, French and Spanish) from the official website - link to it is below - and submit to the nearest WWF or Associate Office. The list of WWF Office Contacts can also be downloaded from the official website
The deadline for submission of applications is January of each year. For 2016/17, the DEADLINE to apply is 5 January 2016
Women and people working for non-governmental or community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.
Under the patronage of the late HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and to pay a lasting tribute to the Founder President of WWF and The 1001: A Nature Trust, the WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund for Nature Conservation was created in 1991 to help build conservation expertise and leadership in developing countries and emerging economies.
Application Deadline: 5 January 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes
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