These grants provide support to women to pursue a certification, diploma, or technical degree in conservation. These scholarships allow women in the Congo Basin to gain much-needed formal conservation qualifications. Scholars receive financial support for education-related costs for a period of about one year (maximum of US$10,000.) Study can take place anywhere in the world, must lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree.
ELIGIBILITY - Applicants must:
- be a citizen and legal resident of Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, or Republic of Congo.
- be currently employed in conservation at a government agency, protected area, NGO, or educational institution.
- have at least one year work experience in conservation.
- be enrolled in, be admitted to, or have applied to a study program ( to receive a certificate or diploma, or postgraduate/technical degree) by the application deadline AND must plan to begin studies no later than one year after the application deadline.
- be accepted to a diploma, degree or certificate program less than 18 months in duration;
- have support of her supervisor with a guarantee that she will return to her position after completion of the study program.
- commit to working in conservation in her home country or region for at least two years after completion of the study program.
- NOT have received a scholarship or fellowship from EFN in the past (Applicants who have received professional development grants are eligible to apply.)
- WWF staff or a long-term consultant to WWF are not eligible to apply.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information on Funding Opportunities for Women in the Congo Basin and other opportunities through EFN, send an email message to [email protected]. Please include your country of origin.
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