Scholarship Name: WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS)
2016 Postgraduate Scholarship in Nature Conservation for students from developing countries (Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East) to study in Netherlands or their home country.
Accepted Subject Areas: Field of nature conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation
The Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund for Nature Conservation was created in 1991 to help build conservation expertise and leadership in the developing world. The aim of the WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships is to provide financial support to individuals who wish to pursue short-term professional training or formal studies that will help them contribute more effectively to conservation efforts in their country.
The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are awarded to individuals from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East who wish to pursue formal studies or professional training in the field of conservation.
Each scholarship empowers a dedicated conservationist to build his or her capacity. In turn, these people are in a position to share the benefits of their knowledge and skills with others and so spread the benefits.
Scholarship Offered Since: 1991
Women and people working for non-governmental or community-based organizations are encouraged to apply
Who is qualified to apply?
- As a priority, 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.
Number of Scholarships: Not specified
What are the benefits?
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.
Duration: Up to a maximum of one year
Which Countries are Eligible?
Countries in the following region are eligible for the scholarship: Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Carribean, Eastern Europe & Middle East
To be taken at (country): Applicants home country or Netherlands
Application Deadline: 5 January (2016) of each year.
Offered annually? Yes
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
Visit the Scholarship Webpage
Sponsors: The Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund for Nature Conservation
Each WWF Office or Associate carries out an initial screening of the applications they have received to make their recommendations to the PBS selection committee, which meets in March or April each year; only those applications recommended by a WWF Office or Associate will be considered.
After completion of their studies Prince Bernhard Scholars are expected to return to their home country or region to work in conservation, or a related field.