Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN) invites students in their final year of Master's degree in Natural Resources Management (NRM), Environmental Science, or any other related courses to apply for the "Prem Conservation Grant" to support their thesis completion. This Conservation Grant has been established in memory of Late Mr. Prem Pradhan (Shrestha)’s to honor his hard work in Nepal’s social and economic development, set up by his daughter and former employee of WCN, Ms. Samridhi Shrestha, Ph.D. The Research Grant focuses to encourage young scientists who have the potential to become leaders in their discipline and provide a solution to environmental problems for a larger community.
Grant Amount: NRs. 50,000/- for two grantees each.
Mr. Prem Bahadur Pradhan (Shrestha) was the former joint secretary to the Ministry of Land Reform & Management and also served as a Member Secretary to the Landless Peoples’ Problem Resolution Committee. Born in Nepal and decorated with the Suprasiddha Gorkha Daksin Bahu, he always believed in investing in knowledge. A naturalist by heart, Late Mr. Pradhan was always passionate about encouraging young individuals to become leaders in their field.
Eligibility: An applicant must be a citizen of Nepal. Applicants must be in the final year of a Master's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Sustainable Development, Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, Wildlife Management and Biodiversity Conservation, Botany, Zoology, Agriculture, and Forestry or related courses in a Nepali University.
Selection: Applications will be evaluated by the Selection Team at WCN. And, the final decision will be at the discretion of WCN.
Deadlines: Please fill up this form and submit it by no later than May 15, 2022. Incomplete applications or applications after the deadline shall not be accepted.