Professional Development Grants (PDGs)

World Wildlife Fund
Last date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Central African Republic

Detailed Description

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is seeking applications for Professional Development Grants (PDGs) with an aim to 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.

Funding Information

Applicants may request up to $6,500 for the proposed training.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, applicants:

  • Must be a citizen of an eligible country.
  • Must currently be living and working in their home country.
  • Must have at least three years of work experience (paid position) in a conservation-related field in their home country.
  • Must already be accepted to participate in the proposed training at the time applicants submit their application.
  • Current work and proposed training must help advance conservation in their home country.
  • Must not be enrolled in an academic degree program.
  • Must have approval from their employer to participate in the proposed training and the promise of continued employment.
  • Must have a bank account in their own name that can receive US dollars.
  • 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.
  • Must submit all required documents by the application deadline.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries


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

For more information, please visit Professional Development Grants.

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