Deadline: October 31, 2017
Applications for the Whitley Awards 2018 are now open! Whitley Awards are for successful and dynamic, mid-career conservation professionals who are leading wildlife conservation projects that involve local communities. WFN seek applicants from grassroots conservation NGOs incorporated in biodiversity-rich developing countries, rather than in-country staff from NGOs headquartered in developed countries. WFN provides further funding to the most successful Whitley Award winners to take their projects to the next level and bring about lasting change for endangered species and their habitats.
The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK registered charity offering Whitley Awards and ongoing support to outstanding nature conservationists around the developing world. The aims of the WFN are:
- Find and fund the most effective grassroots conservation leaders in developing countries;
- Support the scale-up of projects with a track record of success, founded on scientific evidence and community involvement;
- Fund practical work that will have a long-lasting impact on the ground;
- Provide a platform for winners to boost their national and international profile;
- Work with winners to improve awareness of the serious problems facing biodiversity worldwide and address them through effective and inspiring solutions.
- To mark the WFN’s 25th anniversary, this year’s Whitley Awards are worth £40,000 GBP in funding, to be spent over a period of one year. The Awards will be presented at the annual Whitley Awards Ceremony in April/May 2018 and successful applicants will receive funding in June 2018.
- Whitley Awards focus on individuals working in locations where international funds are hardest to raise, most needed, and will make the largest conservation impact;
- Whitley Awards winners are nationals of the countries where their conservation activities are focused (i.e. they were born there or have lived there a long time and have achieved national status) or are local to the region in which they work;
- Whitley Awards seek applicants from grassroots conservation NGOs incorporated in biodiversity-rich developing countries, rather than in-country staff from NGOs headquartered in developed countries;
- All applicants must be able to communicate in English, and be capable of compiling a written report to describe and quantify the success of their work with appropriate academic references.
- Download the Application Form and Guidance Notes. Please note, the Application Form cannot be completed successfully without following these notes.;
- The Application Form is a Word document that you can save to your computer and complete in your own time. The Guidance Notes are also in a Word document and include the form for referees;
- You need to arrange for three referee statements to be submitted in support of your application;
- Email your completed application form, photographs and supporting documents to [email protected]
For more information, visit Whitley Awards 2018.