International Fellowship of Forestry

INTRODUCTION

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 80 Fellows from 25 countries have participated in the program.

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

For consideration, Fellowship candidates should meet these minimum qualifications: * Bachelors 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. Cost of the Fellowship Twelve-month Fellowships cost US $20,000. Shorter terms are prorated. Hence, a six-month Fellowship would cost US $10,000. Approximately 80% of the funds go directly to the Fellows salary and program activities. Visa and travel fees are additional.

CAREER PROSPECTS

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.

PAY PACKAGE

WFI brings Fellows in three times each year: February 1, May 1, and October 1. These are our preferential dates, but we are flexible and willing to work with any other schedule you may have. If you are planning for a full year Fellowship, the start date is unimportant. If planning for a shorter Fellowship, we recommend that your stay encompass the summer months (June through October). During the summer months more site visits are scheduled due to drier weather. Applications are due two months prior to the start date. For More details Log on to : http://wfi.worldforestry.org/index/international-fellowship.html
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