WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation

The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships is now available for study in 2018/2019. The scholarship will support any studies in nature conservation. WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships are available for formal studies or mid-career training (up to a maximum of one year). Undergraduate and graduate program may also be considered under certain situation. Women and NGO’s officers are encouraged to apply. The successful applicants will be granted up to CHF 10,000. The deadline of the WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships 13 January 2018.

Scholarship Description
The 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.

Scholarship Value
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.

Level and Area of Studies
Formal studies and professional training in the field of Nature Conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation.

Place of Study
Applicants’own country or region or Abroad (WWF asks people to only study outside their country/region if there is no university/training college locally covering their particular programme of study).

Eligibility and Criteria

  • 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.
  • 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.

Applicants’ Nationality
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.

Application Instruction
Applications (the form can be downloaded with information on how to complete the form in English, French & Spanish posted to the right of this page) should be submitted to the candidate’s nearest WWF or Associate Office and the deadline for submission is mid-January of each year. The list of WWF Office Contacts can also be downloaded to the right.

Please visit the application link below for obtaining further information of the application procedure of The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships

Submission Deadline
13 January 2018.

Website and Application Link