Russell E. Train Fellowships
USA

Russell E. Train Fellowships

World Wildlife Fund, Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program
Masters, PhD Degree

Deadline: 1 March  (Annual)
Study in: Malaysia
Course starts University-dependent

 

Russell E. Train Fellowships

Brief description:

Russell E. Train Fellowships: Through the Russell E. Train Fellowships, the World Wildlife Fund helps dedicated conservationists from target countries to receive financial support for their conservation-related master’s and doctoral degree studies as well as field research. The Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program is responsible for the administration of the Russell E. Train Fellowships (EFN). One of EFN’s four core grant opportunities that are made available each year is the Russell E. Train Fellowships. The other three core grant possibilities are as follows: Candidates have the option of applying to study at any university in the globe. There are two Train Fellowship Competitions in 2020 that applicants can enter to be considered for the Russell E. Train Fellowships in 2020:

1) Building Capacity in the Galapagos In order to build local capacity in the Galapagos, EFN, in partnership with Celebrity Cruises, is providing fellowships to female conservationists. These fellowships will enable the recipients to pursue graduate-level study (Master’s and PhD), with the end goal of advancing marine conservation in the Galápagos Islands. 2) Building Capacity in Ecuador To build local capacity in Ecuador, EFN is providing fellowships to female conservationists. The fellowships will

2) Current and Aspiring University Faculty for Conservation: Fellowships to support current and aspiring university faculty who are affiliated with or presently employed at African, Asian, and Latin American universities and who wish to pursue doctoral degrees in subjects related to conservation. After receiving their degree, the individual is obligated to either improve or initiate the creation of a graduate-level conservation program at a university located inside their native nation.

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Host Institution(s):

Universities in any country.

Level/Field(s) of study:

Masters and PhD degrees in conservation-related fields

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Women who work in the field of conservation in Ecuador, as well as university faculty members who are linked with universities in Africa, Asia, or Latin America, or who are now employed there

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Building Capacity in the Galapagos Applicants have the opportunity to request financing for up to two years and up to thirty thousand dollars in total every year.

Current and Future University Faculty Members with an Interest in Conservation: Applicants may submit a request for funding for a maximum of three years and up to thirty thousand dollars (US) per year.

Eligibility:

Building Capacity in the Galápagos: Applicants have to be women who are also Ecuadorian nationals and identify with the female gender. Legal residents of the Galápagos for an extended period of time are given preference. They are required to have a minimum of two years of work or research experience relevant to conservation, and they must be committed to working in marine conservation in the Galápagos.

They must be planning to begin their studies no later than January  and either be currently enrolled in, have been accepted to, or have applied to a master’s or doctoral degree program located anywhere in the world. They are required to make a commitment to staying on the Galápagos Islands for a minimum of two years after the completion of their degree and working there.

Those who have previously been awarded a Train Fellowship or Scholarship will not be considered for this opportunity. The following areas of study, all of which are relevant to marine conservation, may be pursued with funding from the Galapagos fellowship:

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• Coastal habitat conservation (coral reefs and mangroves)
• Marine and terrestrial species conservation
• Invasive species mitigation and eradication
• Sustainable fisheries management
• Participatory management of Galápagos protected areas
• Marine spatial planning
• Human wellbeing and sustainable economic development
• Island conservation issues
• Climate change adaptation and mitigation
• Sustainable natural resource management
• Sustainable tourism
• Food security and sustainable agricultural development.

Current & Aspiring University Faculty for Conservation: The applicants need to be natives of certain countries in Africa, Asia, or Latin America, or have the legal right to stay there permanently (see the Official Website for all eligible countries).

They are required to have a minimum of two years of work or research experience relevant to conservation, and they must be committed to working in academia in one of the approved nations. They are required to have a pre-existing association with a college or institution located in one of the countries that are qualified. Individuals that are linked with universities that are traditionally underserved will be given priority.

They are required to be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a PhD program located anywhere in the world, and they must intend to begin their studies no later than January . They are required to make a commitment to finding employment in their home country for a period of at least two years after the completion of their degree. Those who have previously been awarded a Train Fellowship or Scholarship will not be considered for this opportunity.

Application instructions:

Every year, in the month of September, EFN will announce the winners of its fellowship competitions. On March 1st, the application deadline for fellowships that will begin no later than January  has been extended.

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It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.worldwildlife.org/projects/russell-e-train-fellowships

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