Professional Development Grants (PDGs) provide support for mid-career conservationists to pursue short-term, non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities.
Applicants may request up to $6,500 for the proposed training.
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES Individuals from the following countries are eligible to apply. Please note that within the eligible countries EFN gives preference to applicants working in WWF priority regions.
Belize Bhutan Bolivia Cambodia Cameroon Central African Republic Colombia Dem. Republic of Congo Ecuador Fiji French Guiana Gabon Guatemala Guyana Honduras Indonesia Kenya Laos Madagascar Malaysia Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Republic of Congo Solomon Islands Suriname Uganda Vietnam Zambia
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Applicants must meet all of the following eligiblity criteria to be considered for a grant.
You must be a citizen of an eligible country. You must currently be living and working in your home country. You must have at least three years of work experience (paid position) in a conservation-related field in your home country. You must already be accepted to participate in the proposed training at the time you submit your application. Your current work and proposed training must help advance conservation in your home country. You must not be enrolled in an academic degree program. You must have approval from your employer to participate in the proposed training and the promise of continued employment. You must have a bank account in your own name that can receive US dollars. You must not have received funding from EFN in the past. Previous PDG recipients may be eligible for Alumni Grants. The proposed training must take place at least 90 days after the application deadline. The proposed training must be completed within 6 months and must not lead to an academic degree. You must submit all required documents by the application deadline.
APPLICATION PROCESS All applicants must complete an application by one of the deadlines noted below. The proposed training must take place at least 90 days after the application deadline to allow EFN time for review, selection and processing of the grant.
November 1, 2016 February 1, 2017 May 1, 2017 August 1, 2017