WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) is a scholarship offered to international students from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East to pursue study in the areas of nature conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation. The Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund for Nature Conservation was established in 1991 with the aim of providing the much needed financial assistance to candidates who wish to pursue short-term professional training or formal studies that will enable them contribute more effectively to conservation efforts in their home countries.
If you want to apply for this scholarship, ensure that you meet the following requirements before you start your application:
- The PBS support mid-career training (up to a maximum of one year) for individuals working in the field of conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation.
- Applications from candidates doing multiple-year studies will only be considered if the applicant is applying for support for the last year of studies.
- Applications are encouraged from people seeking to build skills in specific subjects that will enhance their contribution to nature conservation.
- In particular, women and people working for non-governmental or community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.
- Only nationals from Africa/Madagascar, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East will be considered, including WWF staff or candidates working as partners with WWF.
- Preference is given to those seeking support for studies in their own country or region, and applicants must provide written proof of acceptance on a course.
What the scholarship covers
The maximum amount for any one scholarship under this scheme is CHF 10,000, and preferential consideration is given to requests for less than CHF 10,000
Fields of study
Field of nature conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation
How to apply
Applications (form can be downloaded with information in English, French & Spanish from the link below) should be submitted to the candidate’s nearest WWF Office or Associate. Click here to contact the scholarship provider
The deadline for submission of application is 6th January 2017
Important points to Note
- The WWF Prince Bernhard scholarship are awarded to students from developing/emerging economies (East and South) who intend to pursue formal studies or mid-career professional training in the field of nature conservation.
- The maximum amount to be awarded to an applicant is CHF 10,000
- Applications must be submitted on or before 6th January 2017