Myanmar Fellowship Guidelines

© Adam Oswell / WWF-Myanmar
© Education for Nature Program

Building Capacity in Myanmar

With some of the world’s most pristine large rivers and most extensive intact forest in the Mekong region, Myanmar is Asia’s last frontier for biodiversity conservation. Its natural environments remain mostly unspoilt. They support some of the region’s poorest people, and possibly the largest populations of wild elephants in Southeast Asia.

To build capacity among conservationists and those working in related fields, WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) is offering fellowships to the best and brightest future conservation leaders to pursue graduate-level study anywhere in the world. Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.

Focus Areas

Successful candidates will focus their studies and research on one or more of the following areas:

  • Biodiversity and wildlife conservation
  • Protected area management
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Freshwater conservation
  • Environmental education

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be a citizen and legal permanent resident of Myanmar.

  • You must have at least two years of work experience in conservation (paid or unpaid)

  • You must have a demonstrated commitment to working in Myanmar.

  • Your research or academic program must address one of the focus areas listed.

  • You must be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a master’s or PhD program.

  • You must plan to begin your studies no later than January 2018.

  • You must commit to working for at least two years in Myanmar after the completion of your degree.

  • You must not have received a Train Fellowship or Scholarship in the past.

  • You must contact EFN if you are a WWF employee, consultant, or previous EFN grant recipient.

  • You must submit all required documents by the application deadline.

Applicants can access the online application at: The application deadline is March 1, 2017. Interested applicants may email questions to U Thiha Oo, WWF-Myanmar via , 09-975551010.