The WFI Fellowship Program brings forestry and forest products professionals from around the world to work at the World Forest Institute for 6 to 12 months. Over 100 Fellows from 30 countries have participated in the program. The Fellowship Program offers participants many opportunities, such as:
Conducting studies in the Pacific Northwest related to forestry
-Meeting with many different forestry organizations and corporations
-Building a network of forestry contacts, and
-Promoting the dissemination and exchange of information regarding global forest resources and their utilization
Fellows leave the program with a solid understanding of how the US forestry sector operates and who the key players are. Additionally, Fellows gain invaluable cultural experience and English language skills.
Study Subject (s): Fellowship is awarded in Forestry discipline.
Course Level: Fellowship is a Blend of Research, Networking, and Cultural Exchange. There are currently three main components to the program: Conducting a Project, Networking with public and private forestry organizations in the US, especially in the Pacific Northwest and Educational Outreach.
Scholarship Provider: The World Forest Institute
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: Fellowship candidates should meet these minimum qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the field of forestry, natural resources, or other related degree. Alternatively, candidates with at least four years of forest-related work experience may apply.
-Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.
-At least 21 years of age.
-Initial research proposal on a topic relevant to forestry in the home country. The project should take advantage of forestry in the Pacific Northwest.
-Ability to be self-motivated, to work independently towards a clear research goal or output, and to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
-WFI accepts applications from US and foreign nationals. Anyone meeting our minimum qualifications can apply.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: WFI accepts applications from US and foreign nationals.
How to Apply:
1. Develop a project proposal that fits within the guidelines of the Fellowship program. Projects are a key element of the Fellowship Program. Download the project proposal guidelines here. Please note that proposals must be original in scope. Projects submitted to WFI must meet the following requirements:
-The project should take advantage of being located in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Elements of the project must involve collaboration with PNW forest industry, local organizations, researchers, or communities.
-The project should include elements from both the Fellow’s home country and the US. For example, the project could make a comparison/contrast case study of examples in both countries.
-The project must be able to be completed within the time frame that the Fellow will be here. WFI does not fund work that occurs in locations other than at our center.
-WFI does not fund field trials as we do not have laboratory facilities available at our location. Most Fellows conduct projects that involve collecting qualitative data and involve surveys, interviews, literature review, shadowing, conferences, and networking.
-The project must have a tangible outcome, such as a report, manual, poster session, or an event (such as a conference).
2. Complete the WFI application in full. All sections must be completed including the financial section. Please note that any incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
3. Email your complete application; proposal included, along with your CV to WFI Director Sara Wu, swu-at-worldforestry.org. Please do not send a CV or letter of interest without a completed application form. It is free to apply.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications are taken year round. Applications are due at least two months prior to the start date.