With the generous support of The 1001: A Nature Trust, the aim of the World Wildlife Fund (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.
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/Madagascar, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East will be considered, including World Wildlife Fund (WWF) staff or candidates working as partners with World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Preference is given to those seeking support for studies in their own country or region, and applicants must provide written proof of acceptance on a course.
The maximum amount for any one scholarship under this scheme is CHF 10,000, and preferential consideration is given to requests for less than CHF 10,000.
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