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ITTO Fellowship Programme
« on: Feb 06, 2011, 11:05 PM »

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) offers fellowships through the Freezailah Fellowship Fund to promote human resource development and to strengthen professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry and related disciplines.

The goal is to promote the sustainable management of tropical forests, the efficient use and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information about the international trade in tropical timber.

Eligible activities:
   1. Participation in international/regional conferences, short-term training courses, training internships at industries, research and educational institutions, study tours, and lecture/demonstration tours;
   2. Technical document preparation, publication and dissemination, such as manuals and monographs;
   3. Small grants for post-graduate studies.

ITTO gives preference to short-term activities.

Award:
•   The maximum amount for a fellowship is US$10,000. ITTO Fellowships provides tuition/training/conference fees, transportation fees, daily subsistence allowance, book allowance and other allowances.
•   For post-gradate studies, only a partial tuition fee or a small research grant can be provided. Approved Fellowships are non-transferable to other programmes or institutions.

Eligibility:
   1. Only nationals of ITTO Member countries are eligible to apply.
   2. Awards are to be made to individuals not to institutions.
   3. Previous ITTO Fellowship awardees are not eligible to apply for another ITTO

Fellowship within two years of receiving the first award and submitting to the Secretariat a final report on the activity for which the award was made.

Application:
Application forms and information notes are available in English, French, and Spanish.  Please download the documents from the ITTO Website: http://www.itto.int or request them by e-mail at fellowship@itto.int or by post. Please submit a completed application attaching all required documents by e-mail to fellow-application@itto.int or by post to the following address.

* General instructions for application

Upcoming Deadline

Deadline for receipt of the completed applications is:
•   25 March 2011 for fellowship activities that will start after 1 September 2011.
•   Results of the Selection Panel will be posted on www.itto.int by the middle of July 2011.
Applicants are advised that fellowship activities should begin no sooner than 1 September 2011.

ITTO Fellowship Programme
International Tropical Timber Organization
Pacifico-Yokohama 5F, 1-1-1, Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku
Yokohama 220-0012, JAPAN
Tel: (81-45) 223-1110    Fax: (81-45) 223-1111
E-mail: fellowship@itto.int (for enquiries)
fellow-application@itto.int (for submitting applications)

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