Call for Applications: Whitley Awards 2020

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Июль 26 2019

Funding, profile and training for outstanding conservation leaders!

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK registered charity offering Whitley Awards to dynamic grassroots conservation leaders around the world. Whitley Awards are both an international profile prize and a form of project funding worth £40,000 GBP over one year.

Application to the Whitley Awards 2020 is now open. Visit our website to download the application form and guidance notes. Deadline: midnight GMT October 31st 2019.

The Whitley Awards Ceremony will be held in April 2020 when finalists will be invited to London for interview and a week of training and events. Often referred to as “Green Oscars”, WFN’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, has presented these internationally recognised awards since 2001 in front of guests including Trustee, Sir David Attenborough.

Whitley Awards:
* are the result of a global competition for effective conservation leadership
* are worth £40,000 GBP in project funding over one year
* champion local leaders working in biodiversity rich, resource poor nations in the Global South
* celebrate passionate people and effective communicators – individuals who inspire and are backed by a committed team and local NGO
* provide a significant boost to winners’ international profile by putting a spotlight on their work
* support winners with communications training and PR assistance
* enable winners to join a network of Whitley Award alumni with opportunities for collaboration and to apply for WFN Continuation Funding

We look for:
* projects that explicitly address biodiversity conservation issues
* value for money and likelihood of future sustainability
* potential for replication to deliver large scale change
* community involvement and grassroots approach
* scientific founding – the leader need not be a scientist but needs to demonstrate the team have the required skills and experience or collaborations in place
* proven success and evidence-based approach
* measurable impact not just activity – we support projects that can demonstrate real change
* marine, freshwater and terrestrial projects

Eligibility (read our full eligibility criteria here):
* WFN does not fund undergraduate projects, expeditions, MSc, PhDs or governmental work.
* WFN works to build the capacity of less developed nations to conduct conservation. To be eligible to apply, the project must take place in a country that is not defined as a High-Income Economy by the World Bank (with some exceptions). Contact WFN for more information or if there has been a recent change to your country status.
* The awards are aimed at nationals of countries where projects are focused or conservationists who are local to the country or region in which they work (i.e. they were born there or have lived there a long time and have achieved national status).
* We seek grassroots conservationists from locally incorporated NGOs in developing countries,
rather than in-country staff employed by NGOs headquartered in developed countries.

For more information, please visit www.whitleyaward.org or email Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.