WFI International Fellowship Program in USA

The World Forest Institute is pleased to accept application for the WFI International Fellowship. Both the U.S and overseas individuals are welcome to apply. He or she will spend up to 12 months working at the World Forest Institute. The winning fellows will be granted stipend of US $1,000.

Scholarship Description
This WFI International Fellowship Program provides a unique collaboration between the research community, private industry, and the public sector. This WFI program brings young forestry and forest products professionals from around the world to work at the World Forest Institute for 6 to 12 months. Fellows are commonly sponsored by their employer, government institutions, the forest industry, or an NGO, and work on research projects of interest to their sponsors. Over 70 Fellows from 22 countries have participated in the WFI Fellowship Program.

Award Value
Each of the fellowship winners will receive a monthly stipend of US $1,000 after tax with holdings. The Fellowship salary is sufficient to cover basic living expenses such as rent and food. Not all expenses are covered, such as air travel, optional car purchase and insurance. Fellows are encouraged to obtain supplementary funding to cover these additional costs.

Level and Area of Studies
Non – degree program in forestry studies.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
Applicants are required to satisfy the given criteria as follow:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the field of forestry, natural resources, or other related degree. Alternatively, candidates with at least four years of natural resources work experience may apply.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Initial research proposal on a topic relevant to forestry or natural resources in the home country. The project should take advantage of being in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, to work independently towards a clear research goal or output, and to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
Please click the website and application link below to see further instruction.

Submission Deadline
October 15 every year.

Website and Application Link