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World Wide Fund professional development grants in Switzerland

World Wide FundApplications are invited for World Wide Fund (WWF) to pursue research study in Switzerland. Scholarships will be awarded to students forshort-term and non-degree training scholarships.

The aim of the short-term and non-degree training Scholarships is to enable and encourage academically able students.

Scholarship Award

  • Value of these grants $6,500

Eligibility for World Wide Fund (WWF) 

Applicants must meet the following area for the fellowship:

  • You must be a citizen of an eligible country.
  • You must currently be living and working in your home country.
  • You must have at least three years of work experience (paid position) in a conservation-related field in your home country.
  • You must have applied to or already be accepted to participate in the proposed training at the time you submit your application.
  • Your current work and proposed training must help advance conservation in your home country.
  • You must not be enrolled in an academic degree program.
  • You must have approval from your employer to participate in the proposed training and the promise of continued employment.
  • You must have a bank account in your own name that can receive US dollars.
  • You must not have received funding from EFN in the past. Previous PDG recipients may be eligible for Alumni Grants.
  • The proposed training must take place at least 90 days after the application deadline.
  • The proposed training must be completed within 6 months and must not lead to an academic degree.
  • You must submit all required documents by the application deadline.

Nationality: BelizeBhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Colombia, Dem. Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Fiji, French,Guiana,Gabon,Guatemala,Guyana,Honduras,Indonesia,Kenya,Laos,Madagascar,Malaysia,Mozambique,Myanmar,Namibia,Nepal,Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Solomon  Islands, Suriname, Uganda, Vietnam,  and Zambia applicants can apply for these grants.

Application process

All applicants must complete an application by one of the deadlines noted below. The proposed training must take place at least 90 days after the application deadline to allow EFN time for review, selection and processing of the grant.

  • November 1, 2016
  • February 1, 2017
  • May 1, 2017
  • August 1, 2017

Individuals may submit an online application at any time. Completed applications will be reviewed on the dates noted above, and applicants will be notified of the results within one month after the application deadline.

Picture credit: World Wide Fund

For more details visit here the World Wide Fund website.