Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship 2019/20

Open From: January 08, 2020
Until: March 08, 2020
This scholarship/grant is closed.

Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship 2019/20

WWF Nepal instituted the 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 the Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship-2019/20 for conservationists and/or 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 (2019/20 session) at a university in Nepal.


The fellowship recipient will receive Nepali Rupees 482,000 over a period of 2 years to cover tuition, living expenses, books and supplies, and thesis research costs while pursuing a Master’s degree in a conservation-related field at a university in Nepal. Scholars will also have the opportunity to interact with WWF staff on conservation projects in Nepal. WWF reserves the sole right to reduce or split the scholarship amount between deserving candidates if needed.


All applicants must be citizens of Nepal to be eligible for a Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship. Applicants must have applied or be admitted to a Master's degree program in a conservation-related field at a university in Nepal. 


Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellows are selected through a competitive, merit-based process. A selection committee is convened to review all eligible applications, interview
finalists, and select a winner based on the following criteria:

  • Professional qualifications as evidenced by previous and current conservation related positions, references from colleagues in the field, publications, and other sources.
  • Leadership through involvement in community, volunteer, and extra-curricular activities, etc.
  • Prior academic achievement as shown by grades, academic awards, references from teachers and professors, and so on.
  • Motivation and commitment to contribute to conservation in Nepal.
  • The application deadline for Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship is 8th March, 2020.

All applications must be emailed, postmarked or hand-delivered by this date. Applications sent after this date will not be considered. Please send your completed application to:
Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship
WWF Nepal Program Office
Post Box 7660
Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Send an email with subject line “Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship 2019/20” to:
[email protected] 

(Please write the name of the scholarship applied for on the envelope and/or email subject)