Russell E. Train Education for Nature Projects

  • Fonseca Leadership Program

    WWF’s Russell E Train Education for Nature (EFN) Program is pleased to launch the Fonseca Leadership Program. This competitive program aims to provide financial support for the current and next generation of researchers and practitioners in Latin America to pursue graduate-level studies (master’s and PhD) geared towards education and research training that is relevant in the design and implementation of conservation interventions that address conservation challenges. Fellows will also have an opportunity to join the expansive global community of EFN alumni to enable knowledge exchange and collective success.

    Underwater photo of colorful rocks and fish
  • Russell E. Train Fellowships

    Russell E. Train Fellowships support individuals pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in conservation and related fields. Each year, WWF supports committed conservation leaders and scientists from target countries to receive financial support for their studies and research.

  • Environmental and Social Impact Grant

    The Environmental and Social Impact Grant aims to provide competitive financial support to teams and institutions working in Kenya, Tanzania, and Madagascar focusing on enhancing capacities to address environmental and social impact assessment capacity building needs with an emphasis on local communities and local practitioners. Proposals should aim to provide capacity building to improve the practice, quality, and effectiveness of community groups, government, and non-governmental institutions to design and implement sustainable conservation and development initiatives, plans, and policies.

    WWF-US / James Morgan
  • Forest Restoration Grants

    The competitive community-based Forest Restoration Grant aims to strengthen efforts of formerly funded local organizations with on-the-ground outcomes that connect previous work to efficiently and effectively deliver collaborative nature-based solutions to enhance long-term community forest restoration.

  • Alumni Grants

    Alumni grants aim to support EFN alumni to connect, develop, and sustain their conservation science capacity and leadership; strengthen relationships and exchange of knowledge, ideas, and innovations; and increase national, regional, and global collaborations.