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Russell E. Train Fellowships


There is substantial evidence at the global scale of the urgent need for food system transformation. Still, less attention has been paid to how transformations toward more healthy and sustainable food systems might play out at the national level. The aim of the fellowship is to support individuals to develop evidence-based, innovative, and interdisciplinary research on food system transformation at the national level to build a better understanding of the country-specific actions that need to be taken to transform food systems to improve human health and foster environmental sustainability.


  • Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year.


  • You must be a citizen and legal permanent resident of an eligible country.

  • You must have at least two years of conservation-related work or research experience.

  • You must have a demonstrated commitment to working in conservation in an eligible country.

  • You must be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a master’s or PhD program anywhere in the world

  • You must plan to begin your studies no later than January 2024.

  • You must contact EFN if you are a WWF employee, consultant, or previous EFN grant recipient to determine eligibility.

  • You must submit all required documents by the application deadline (February 1, 2023).

Application Deadline:

  • February 2, 2023

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