Apply For 2016 WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships For International Students, Switzerland

Apply For 2016 WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships For International Students, Switzerland

The 2016 WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are awarded to individuals from East and South who wish to pursue formal studies or professional training in the field of conservation. With the generous support of The 1001: A Nature Trust, the aim of the WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships is to provide financial support to individuals who wish to pursue short-term professional training or formal studies that will help them contribute more effectively to conservation efforts in their country.

‣ Each scholarship empowers a dedicated conservationist to build his or her capacity. In turn, these people are in a position to share the benefits of their knowledge and skills with others and so spread the benefits.

Level: pursuing formal studies or professional training.

Field(s): Nature Conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation

Deadline: 5 January 2016

Funded By: WWF, Switzerland

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2016 WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships are targeted for Only nationals from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America& Caribbean, Eastern Europe & Middle East will be considered, including WWF staff or candidates working as partners with WWF.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: To date, 358 Scholarships have been awarded to individuals from more than 60 countries.

Eligibility


Have what it takes to avail 2016 WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships ?

‣ As a priority, the PBS support mid-career training (up to a maximum of one year) for individuals working in the field of conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation.

‣ Applications from candidates doing multiple-year studies will only be considered if the applicant is applying for support for the last year of studies.

‣ Applications are encouraged from people seeking to build skills in specific subjects that will enhance their contribution to nature conservation. In particular, women and people working for non-governmental or community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.

‣ Only nationals from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, and Eastern Europe & Middle East will be considered, including WWF staff or candidates working as partners with WWF. Preference is given to those who seek support for studies in their country or region and provide proof that they are also seeking funding from other sources.

‣ Applicants must provide written proof of acceptance on a course.

Selection Criteria for 2016 WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships

The following four criteria will be used to screen and select the best candidates:

‣ Course or training, which explicitly links to WWF’s conservation priorities within the WWF Global Programme Framework through at least one of:

‣ WWF Global Priority Places (35 ecoregions: terrestrial, freshwater, marine);

‣ WWF Global Priority Species (36 species: plants, invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds, mammals);

‣ Reduction in the Ecological Footprint, e.g. footprint in energy/carbon; cropland (including food, fiber and biofuel crops); grazing land, fishing and forest.
Preference will be given to:

‣ Candidates with a long-term commitment to providing conservation leadership or expertise for the benefit of their country’s natural environment;

‣ Candidates with experience and proven track record in a field related to the environment and conservation in their home country, including social and natural sciences (ranging from environmental journalism, law and education to ecology and wildlife management);

‣ Candidates who show a) flexibility and capacity to think outside their specialization (critical factors include climate change, poverty reduction, water shortage, population increase/movements); b) ability to partner with other different disciplines critical to future successes; and c) strength of belief, vision and tenacity to address future pressures;

‣ Applications for studies or training at institutions in the applicant’s country or region;

‣ Candidates requesting a grant of less than CHF 10,000;

‣ Candidates who provide proof that they have secured funding from other sources.

Notification of 2016 WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships

‣The successful candidates are notified by WWF International as soon as the PBS Selection Committee has made its selection, usually in April or May each year.

‣ Once all winners have confirmed their acceptance, WWF International informs those who have not been selected.

‣ That way, if a candidate has had to give up his/her application, the grant s/he was supposed to receive can be offered to one of the runner-up applicants.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Please send your application to the nearest WWF Office or WWF Associate in your country/region (check the list of WWF addresses available at the website).

‣ Here is the Application Form

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 5 January 2016.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about 2016 WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships

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