World Wildlife Fund invites a call for 2020 fully funded Russell E Train Faculty Fellowship from candidates in Asia, Africa, and Latin American Countries. The 2020 Train fellowship is a capacity building program for current and aspiring university faculty.
Strong university faculty is fundamental for effective higher education. Faculty members inspire students, design curricula, promote learning, lead research, and publish scientific results. In 2013, WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) launched this fellowship opportunity with the goal of improving academic programs in conservation.
This year again, WWF is extending its fellowship to support current and aspiring university faculty affiliated with or currently employed at African, Asian and Latin American universities to pursue doctoral degrees in social science, natural science, and other conservation-related fields. After completing a degree, the individual must enhance, expand, as well as establish a graduate-level conservation program at a university in their home country. By doing so, WWF aims to improve the capacity of these local and regional universities and encourage future conservationists to study in their home countries.
To build local capacity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, World Wildlife Fund EFN is offering fully funded fellowship to current and aspiring faculty members to enable them to pursue their PhD. Applicants may apply for up to three years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.
The World Wildlife Fund considers an applicant eligible for the fully funded 2020 Russell E. Train Faculty fellowship if the applicants are:
In order to apply for the EFN World Wildlife Fund Fellowship, the candidates must access the online application. The candidates must complete the application as well as submit all the required documentation.
Also, candidates must keep in mind that Train Fellows are selected through a competitive, merit-based process. An independent, interdisciplinary panel of experts will be convened to review applications and to identify the top candidates based on the following criteria:
The World Wildlife Fund accepts the application for the 2020 Russell E. Train Faculty fellowship until 1 March 2020. Applications arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the scholarship consideration.