How to Apply to the International Fellowship
Who Can Apply
Fellowship candidates should meet these minimum qualifications:
- At least have a Bachelor’s degree in the field of forestry, natural resources, or other related degree (e.g. architects working with wood products) and 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience.
- Proficiency in English, both written and spoken. Must be able to comprehend, communicate, and present on a professional level in English using natural resources technical vocabulary.
- At least be 21 years of age
- Submit an initial project/research proposal with the following components:
- A clear research topic (e.g. urban forest inventory, biomass supply-chain, carbon policy, forestry regulation, conservation finance…)
- Identified essential questions that the project/research will address (e.g. how to collect data in an urban forest, how to quantify biomass production, how to work with key stakeholders, how to map decision-making processes, how to identify successful projects and funding…)
- Organizations and people proposed to meet and/or collaborate with in the Pacific Northwest to answer the project/research questions
- A plan to implement lessons learned (e.g. host a seminar, write and/or publish a paper, start a new organization or method…)
- A statement on how your project findings fill have a positive impact on the sustainability of forestry in your country
- Ability to be self-motivated, to work independently towards a clear research goal or output, and to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
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Download application or fill out online application form. All sections must be completed, including the financial section. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. If you are unsure whether a project you have in mind would meet our criteria, please email us with a short description of your intended project before submitting an application.
The open application period for the 2019 Fellowship Program is July 1 – October 15, 2019.
The 2020 WFI Fellowship Program runs from April 6 – October 6, 2020. The WFI Fellowship is a six-month program.
WFC Fellowship Fees and Visa Requirements
The 6-month Fellowship Program fee is $10,000 USD. A matching grant is available to cover 50% of the Fellowship program fee, so the cost to the applicant is $5,000 USD.
Both US and foreign nationals may apply to the WFC International Fellowship Program, but visa, insurance, and salary requirements may differ. ALL applicants must submit the WFC Application Form (Downloadable Fellowship Application or Fellowship Online Application Form), current resume, and two letters of recommendation to be considered for the program.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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