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Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 2020

Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 2020 (Fully Funded)

Fully Funded
Country: Austria
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Applications call for Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 2020

The Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships is an opportunity for young professionals who have chosen to develop a career in our natural and cultural heritage. The winners of the Scholarship will have the chance to improve their skills and learn from other professionals, by carrying out study visits in European Protected Areas.


  • Each year the EUROPARC Federation in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. (Hamburg) awards three Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships to young professionals working in the field of protected areas and nature conservation.
  • The program offers the opportunity of financial support to individuals for a study visit to one or more protected areas in another European country and to gather experience which will be both of
    benefit for the future career of the scholars, and to the EUROPARC Federation and its members.
  • The program intends to enhance cross-national co-operation to advance the quality, innovation and European dimension of protected area management.


Each scholarship is worth €3.000 and enables successful applicants to undertake a study visit on a particular theme to one or more Protected Areas in European countries The winners of the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship will be awarded in Austria, at EUROPARC Conference 2020. The Alfred Toepfer Stiftung E.V.S will cover the travel expenses and participation at Europe’s biggest gathering of Protected Areas professionals.


Candidates must be under 35 and should have a European nationality. In addition to that, candidates must be employed by a Protected Area or nature conservation organization or be employed by an organization that develops its work in a Protected Area.

 Download the complete Guidelines and access the online application form.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline03 May,2020



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