Russel E. Train Education for Nature program
Established in 1994, EFN is dedicated to the late Russell E. Train, World Wildlife Fund's founding trustee, past president, former chairman of the board, and former chairman emeritus.
Through a number of initiatives that help build capacity of individuals and institutions, EFN provides potential and proven leaders with financial support for higher education, short-term training, and practical experience needed to take on conservation challenges in their home countries and regions.
Working with WWF's network of field offices, partner organizations, and training institutions, EFN targets those individuals with the potential to excel in their fields, create change, and inspire others to get involved in conservation.
EFN grantees have demonstrated leadership ability, excellence in their work, and commitment to conservation in their home countries and regions.
EFN grant opportunities:
- Russell E. Train Fellowships for graduate level, academic degree study for graduate level, academic degree study (master's degree or PhD)
- Professional Development Grants for non-degree training (short courses, trainings or workshops)
- Conservation Workshop Grants to help organizations conduct local training workshops
- EFN Alumni Grant to provide ongoing support of former EFN grantees