The Fellowship allows recipients to pursue their graduate degrees in conservation-related fields anywhere in the world and then return to their home countries to conduct their research.
Funded by World Wildlife Fund’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN), the Followship aligns support with one of WWF’s six goals: wildlife, freshwater, oceans, forests, climate, and food.
Handsen Mseteka is pursuing his MA in Development Studies in the Agriculture, Food and Environment Studies Major.
About the Russel E. Train for Nature Program
EFN was started in 1994 to honour the late Russell E. Train, founder, president, and chairman of the board of WWF-US. EFN works every day to uphold Mr. Train’s vision of putting the ownership of natural resources into local hands.
Each year, EFN supports committed conservationists from target countries by funding their advanced studies and field research.
Applicants may apply to attend any university around the world, and must return to their home countries to work in conservation for at least two years after completing their degree.
Over the past two decades, EFN has supported more than 2,500 individuals and organizations throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America.