WWF Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship, WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships

Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship 20 13/14


WWF, the global conservation organization, has instituted Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship in honor of late Dr. Chandra Prasad Gurung for his life-long commitment and remarkable contribution to biodiversity conservation in Nepal.

WWF-Nepal calls for applications for Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship 2013/14 from conservationists and promising students to pursue Master’s Degree in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation in Nepal.

The fellowship is available to Nepalese citizens who have either applied or secured admission, or have started classes (2013/14 session) at a university in Nepal.

Extended deadline for submission of applications: 15 December 2013



WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation


The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund for Nature Conservation was established in 1991 in honour of WWF’s Founder President, the late HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. The aim of the WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship Fund (PBS) is to provide financial support to individuals wishing to pursue short-term

Professional training or formal studies that will help them contribute more effectively to conservation efforts in Nepal.


Deadline for submission of applications: 11January 2014


Detailed information on the above scholarships and the application form can be downloaded from www.wwfnepal.org. hard copies of the same may be collected from WWF-Nepal office at Baluwatar, Kathmandu or from any of the following project offices:

• TAL – Corridors and Bottlenecks Restoration Project, Dhangadhi, Kailali, Tel: 091 524025

• TAL –  Protected Area and Buffer Zone Support Project, Sauraha, Chitwan, Tel: 056 580359

• SHL – Kangchenjuna Conservation Area Project, Fungling, Taplejung, Tel: 024 460081

• SHL – Langtang National Park and Buffer Zone Support Project, Rasuwa, Tel: 010 670187

• KRBM – Dudhkoshi Sub-Basin Project, Salleri, Solukhumbu, Tel: 038 520410

• KRBM –  Indrawati Sub-Basin Project, Chautara, Sindhupalchowk, Tel: 011 620384

• CHAL-  Hariyo Ban Program, Pokhara, Kaski, Tel: 061537771


Applications should be addressed to:

WWF-Nepal, PO Box 7660, Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal

(Please write the name of the scholarship applied for on the envelope)

 New update:

Dr. Chandra Gurung, who worked in conservation sector since 1988, served as the head of WWF’s Nepal program for 7 years. His expertise included eco-tourism, sustainable development, integrated conservation and development and protected area management. He was the one to design the first community-based integrated conservation and development project – the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) – and implemented this as its director under the aegis of the National Trust for Nature Conservation, where he served as Member Secretary (CEO) from 1992-1994.

In honor of the late Chandra Gurung and his life-long commitment to conservation, WWF has established a Memorial Fellowship Fund that will provide financial assistance to conservationists from Nepal who wishes to pursue Master’s degree in conservation-related field.

Recognizing the tremendous loss of leadership with his untimely and tragic death, through this fund WWF will help build a new generation of conservation leaders to take on the many challenges facing Nepal in preserving its rich natural heritage.

From 2007 till now, Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship has been awarded to following students who showed financial need, and extraordinary talent and interest in conservation field.




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