Global Forest Watch (GFW) and the World Resources Institute are pleased to announce the GFW Tech Fellowships. This is a five-month fellowship which will run from July through December 2018.
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an open-source web application to monitor global forests in near real-time. GFW is an initiative of the World Resources Institute (WRI), with partners including Google, USAID, the University of Maryland (UMD), Esri, and many other academic, non-profit, public, and private organizations.
Institute will only accept applications in English at this time, since English will be the primary language of communication amongst fellows and during the training sessions.
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
Course Level: This is a five month-long programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are
Scholarship Award: Each fellow will receive:
Ongoing mentorship and training opportunities with GFW staff and partners
A stipend of $6,000 USD
Access to additional funds to support direct costs, such as in-country travel, trainings, equipment or conference fees
Roundtrip airfare to Washington, D.C., visa costs, transportation and accommodations for the three-day tech camp
Communication coverage in WRI’s newsletters, blogs and social media
Number of Scholarships: Five Fellows will be selected in 2018.
Nationalities: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.
Scholarship can be taken in South America, Central Africa and Southeast Asia
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: GFW is seeking forest advocates who are passionate about using technology for forest monitoring from a variety of sectors including law, science, journalism, law enforcement, advocacy and conservation. More information on the Fellowship qualifications can be found here.
English Language Requirements: Institute will only accept applications in English at this time, since English will be the primary language of communication amongst fellows and during the training sessions.
Applicants will fill out a form describing their interest, relevant experience, and proposal for activities to be carried out during the fellowship. They will also need to provide a recent resume or CV and contact information for a professional or academic reference. Submitting a letter of reference is optional.