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WWF/Russell E. Train Fellowships

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Russel E. Train Fellowships support individuals pursuing a Master's or Doctoral degree in conservation and related fields. Each year, WWF supports committed conservation leaders and scientists from target countries to receive financial support for their studies and research.


The Russel E. Train Fellowships - Food is Local are meant for Master degree studies in the field of food systems. It is meant for the current and next generation of researchers and practitioners to pursue graduate level studies (master's and PhDs) geared towards research that cultivates a better understanding of the place-based nature of food system transformation.

Scholarship value

Value and purpose of grant

Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to USD 30,000 per year. The amount of funding will vary. To development evidence-based, innovative, and interdisciplinary research on food system transformation at the national level.

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Congo - Brazzaville
  • Congo - Kinshasa
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam

Application deadline

Application requirements

Requirements for candidates:

How to apply

More information: https://www.worldwildlife.org/projects/russell-e-train-fellowships
Guidelines: https://files.worldwildlife.org/wwfcmsprod/files/Publication/file/2c74n02ms1_2023_Food_Guidelines_EN.pdf
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