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Offer: Professional Development Grants for Women in the Congo Basin

These grants support short-term non-degree training that enhances skills necessary for effective conservation work and career advancement. The grant covers training costs up to US$5,000.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an EFN professional development grant.

Applicant must be a citizen and permanent resident of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, or Republic of Congo. Ex-patriots from outside the region will not be eligible regardless of legal status.
Applicant must be a woman currently employed in conservation at a government agency, protected area, NGO, or educational institution.
Applicant must have at least 6 months work experience in conservation.
Applicant must have identified and applied to attend a training course relevant to her work. Conference attendance will not be supported under this initiative.
Proposed training must be completed within 6 months and must not lead to an academic degree.Individuals currently enrolled in an academic degree program are not eligible.
Applicant must have support of her supervisor with a guarantee that she will return to her position upon completing training.
Applicants who have not received funding from EFN in the last 3 years with be given preference.
HOW TO APPLY

Click here to access the Professional Development Application.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying to a diploma, certificate, or degree program, please complete the Train Scholarship Application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

This year, EFN will review applications in 2 rounds:

1st Deadline: September 1, 2013
2nd Deadline: November 15, 2013
Please submit your application at least 3 months before your proposed training program start date.

MORE INFORMATION

Email efn@wwfus.org with questions about this opportunity or your application.

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