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WWF works to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife, collaborating with partners from local to global levels in nearly 100 countries.
Through WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature (EFN) Program, the Cassagnol Fellowship will offer seed funding for EFN alumni to lead innovative programs that promote long-term outreach and capacity building in their areas of research, education, and training. The Cassagnol Fellowship aims to build on the 29 years of WWF’s long-term capacity development success by supporting promising conservation leaders who enhance co-development of initiatives that amplify local ownership, ensure sustainability of solutions, and foster robust capacities to better address conservation and development challenges.
Applications are invited from EFN alumni that have a proven record of developing capacity and can demonstrate a commitment to promoting high- impact academic and conservation research and outreach for emerging leaders. An applicant should have completed their PhD or master’s degree and hold an appointment at either a university, research, government, or non-government institution in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, or Asia. This includes those with a commitment of appointment at the time of application.
The fellowship covers a duration of 12 months and applicants may request up to $15,000. Please note that the amount of funding approved will vary and proposals should provide a strong budget justification. Applications must be submitted through the online portal by December 18, 2023 by 11:59 PM US Eastern Time.