WWF’s Russell E. Train Fellowships 2024

Deadline: 18th of December, 2023

The Russell E Train Education for Nature (EFN) Program of WWF is seeking proposals for collaborative capacity building related to

  • improving inclusive conservation and sustainable development; and
  • addressing the environmental and social impacts and risks of development projects on ecosystems and their services.


  • The Environmental and Social Impact Grant aims to provide competitive financial support to teams and institutions working in KenyaTanzania, and Madagascar focusing on enhancing capacities to address environmental and social impact assessment capacity building needs with an emphasis on local communities and local practitioners.
  • The proposals should target diverse audiences involved in addressing social and environmental issues associated with the execution and management of conservation and development initiatives, particularly with a focus on WWF key goals including climate, food, forests, freshwater, oceans, and wildlife.


  • The proposed activities should be completed before August 2025 and applicants may request up to US$ 15,000 with strong budget justifications.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online portal by December 18, 2023 by 11:59 PM US Eastern Time. 
  • The amount of funding approved will vary. Accepted applicants will be notified by early May 2024.
  • Any questions about the application process or program should be directed to efn@wwfus.org.

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