Train Scholarships for Women in the Congo Basin

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.



Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a Train Scholarship.

  • Be a citizen and legal resident of Cameroon, 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.
  • Must 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.


Application available online here:

Preview of the application


This year, EFN will review applications in 2 rounds:

1st Deadline: 1 MAY 2015
FINAL Deadline: 1 AUGUST 2015

Proposed training must take place at least 90 days AFTER the application deadline.


Email [email protected] with questions about this opportunity or your application.