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WFI International Fellowship 2020

WFI International Fellowship 2020

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A scholarship worth INR Scholarship worth up to INR 3,44,937

What is WFI International Fellowship 2020?

World Forest Institute (WFI) invites applications for WFI International Fellowship 2020 from Bachelor’s degree holders in the field of forestry or related fields. The aim of the fellowship program is to select the self-motivated natural resource professionals across the country to gain knowledge and exposure they seek. The selected candidate will receive 50% of the program fee worth up to INR 3,44,937.


Who is offering this scholarship ?

This fellowship is offered by the World Forestry Center to encourage natural resource professionals to join the program to research on the proposed topic.


Who can apply for this scholarship ?

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a Bachelor's degree holder in the field of forestry, natural resources or any other related degree
  • Have 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Be proficient in English (written and spoken)
  • Be able to comprehend, communicate and present on a professional level in English
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently towards a clear research goal
  • Be able to work with colleagues from different backgrounds


What are the benefits ?

One outstanding candidate will be selected for the fellowship who will receive a scholarship worth 50% of the program fee (INR 3,44,937).


How can you apply ?

Follow the below steps to apply-

Step 1: Visit the page here and read instructions before applying.

Step 2: Visit the online application portal to begin the application.

Step 3: Fill in the online form with personal details, professional and academic details, project proposal and funding details.

Step 4: Submit the online application after accepting the terms and conditions. 


Alternatively, applications can also be submitted by email.

Step 1:  Download the application form.

Step 2: Fill in the form with the required details.

Step 3: Submit the completed application along with the CV/Resume and two letters of recommendation in English through email to WFI International Fellowship Program Manager, Shadia Duery at


What are the documents required for the WFI International Fellowship 2020?

  • Copies in English of CV/resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Bachelor's degree certificate in natural resources
  • Initial research proposal


What are the selection criteria ?

  • After the submission of the application, it will be reviewed by the selection committee.
  • Candidates will then be shortlisted for the Skype interview which will be of 30-35 minutes.
  • Candidate clearing the Skype interview will receive an email notification regarding the acceptance.


What are the important dates ?

  • Applications open- 1st July 2019
  • Application deadline- 15th October 2019
  • WFI Fellowship program: 6th April to 6th October 2020



Q. Will the WFI fellowship cover the full cost of the program?

A. No. The fellowship will only cover up to a maximum of 50% of the program fees. 

Q. Does the fellowship offer accommodation to the selected candidate?

A. No. The candidate will have to find housing on his/her own. However, WFI will assist the candidate with this. 

Q. On getting selected, what kind of Visa will the candidate need to apply for?

A. The candidate will have to apply for the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program if he/she is a foreign citizen.


Terms and Conditions

  • The fellowship is a 6-month program that will run from April to October 2020.
  • Applicants should make sure that the date of birth is correct in the form as it appears in the official record.
  • The address for correspondence should be the permanent address, it is where the final offer letter will be sent.
  • Candidates have the provision of saving an incomplete application and resume working on it later.
  • The initial research proposal should have the following components-
  • A clear research topic
  • Identified essential questions the research will address
  • Organisations and people proposed to meet and/or collaborate
  • A plan to implement lessons learned


Contact details

World Forestry Center

4033 SW Canyon Rd.

Portland, OR 97221


Phone: 503.228.1367




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Up to INR Scholarship worth up to INR 3,44,937


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