Russell E. Train Fellowships to pursue Masters for Nepali citizens, 2012

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Scholarships Provided By: WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) USA

Scholarships Subject Areas: sustainable natural resource management, ecosystem services, biodiversity conservation, sustainable economic development, community-based resource management

Scholarship Target Country: Nepal

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WWF-US is pleased to announce the availability of Russell E. Train Fellowships for nationals of Nepal for 2012. The Fellowships will support master’s degrees in the following areas:

A natural science discipline relevant to sustainable natural resource management, ecosystem services or biodiversity conservation in Nepal.
A social science discipline relevant to sustainable economic development or community-based resource management in Nepal.

Your thesis or dissertation should be focused on endangered species protection and management, community based resource management, forest carbon, climate change adaptation (monitoring or vulnerability assessments), adaptation strategy and program development for key biodiversity targets, or environmental policy and law in Terai Arc Landscape, Sacred Himalayan Landscape or Chitwan Annapurna Linkage in Nepal.

ELIGIBILITY

You must be a citizen of Nepal.
You must have at least two year’s work experience in conservation.
You must commit to working at least two years after the completion of your degree in your home country or region.
You must be enrolled in, admitted to or have applied to a graduate degree program (master’s only) at an institution of higher education by the application deadline and you must plan to begin your studies no later than one year after the application deadline. You may study in your home country or abroad.
You must NOT have received a Russell E. Train Scholarship or Fellowship in the past. Those who have received EFN Professional Development Grants may apply for a Train Fellowship.
You must NOT be a current WWF employee, a long-term consultant to WWF. Consultants on short-term contracts with WWF may be eligible. If you are working for WWF, it is strongly advised that you contact EFN in Washington, DC at efn [at] wwfus.org to make sure you are eligible before applying.

To apply for a fellowship please fill out the application at: http://www.efnapplication.org If you have any questions, please email us at: efn [at] wwfus.org

The application deadline for the fellowships is 28 February 2012

Russell E. Train Fellowships Online Application

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