Donor: World Wildflife Fund (WWF)
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual
Deadline: 18.12.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 30.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of the Congo, Uganda

  2. America

      Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname

  3. Asia

      Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam


1) Objective

WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature (EFN) Program invites applications from aspiring and experienced researchers, practitioners, and leaders to pursue graduate-level studies (master’s degree and PhD) geared towards research that cultivates a better understanding of the place-based nature of food systems and transformation. There is substantial evidence at the global scale of the urgent need for food system transformation, but less attention has been paid to how transformations toward more healthy and sustainable food systems might play out at the national level.

The aim of the Food Systems Fellowship is to support outstanding master’s or doctoral students to develop evidence-based, innovative, and interdisciplinary research on food systems at the national level to catalyze the process of generating an improved understanding of the country-specific nature of food systems and transformation. Fellows will also have an opportunity to join the expansive global community of EFN alumni to enable knowledge exchange and collective success.

2) Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant: You must be a former Russell E. Train Fellow, Russell E. Train Scholar, or grant recipient; You must have successfully completed the training or degree program for; You must have submitted all reports required by your grant contract; You must currently be working in a conservation- related field or conducting research and training conservation in your home country/region.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Dem. Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gabon, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Congo, Suriname, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam.

4) Budget

Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.

5) Application

The deadline to submit an application is December 18, 2023 by 11:59 PM US Eastern Time. Applicants should submit their completed proposals via the online platform.

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