Deadline: 01 March 2017
Location: Any University
Type: Fellowship, PhD degree
Program Period: Up to three years
Number of awards: Not specified

WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) is offering eligible university faculty to continue their PhD in conservation in any university around the world.


Eligibility criteria

  • 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 academia in an eligible country.
  • You must have an existing affliation with a college or university in an
    eligible country. Priority will be given to individuals affliated with underserved universities.
  • You must be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a PhD program anywhere in the world.
  • You must plan to begin your studies no later than January 2018.
  • 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.
  • You must contact EFN if you are a WWF employee, consultant, or previous EFN grant recipient.
  • You must submit all required documents by the application deadline.


Scholarship benefits

Applicants may apply for up to three years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.

How to Apply

Applicants can access online at and find the guideline of the fellowship here. For more information, click on the official website here.