Russell E. Train Fellowships for Conservation Leaders

About the Grant

Applications for the Rusell E. Train Fellowships are now open. To build capacity across the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Ocean, EFN invites applications from current and aspiring conservation leaders to enable them to pursue graduate-level studies (masters and PhDs) geared towards bridging the gap in the capacity of countries to deliver the goals of Blue Economy development.

The aim of the fellowship is to support individuals to develop evidence-based, innovative and interdisciplinary research on the role gender equity plays in achieving sustainable Blue Economy outcomes, with emphasis on small-scale fisheries and tropical ecosystems.

Eligible countries:

Belize, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Solomon Islands, Suriname, and Vietnam

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for a Train Fellowship, you must meet the following criteria. Please note that eligibility criteria can vary by competition. Please also refer to specific competition guidelines to ensure you are eligible.

  • You must be a citizen and legal permanent resident of an eligible country.
  • You must have at least two years of conservation-related work or research experience.
  • You must have a demonstrated commitment to working in conservation in an eligible country.
  • Your research or academic program must address one of the focus areas listed in the guidelines.
  • You must be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a master’s or PhD program anywhere in the world.
  • You must plan to begin your studies no later than January 2023.
  • You must commit to working for at least two years in your home country after the completion of your degree.
  • You must not have received a Train Fellowship or Scholarship in the past. Professional Development Grant recipients are eligible to apply.
  • You must notify EFN if you are a WWF employee, consultant, or previous EFN grant recipient.
  • You must submit all required documents by the application deadline (March 1, 2022).

Grant Size: USD 30,000

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Grant Sector:
  • Education
  • Human Rights & Democracy
  • Environment
  • Development
  • Research
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