World Forest Institute Fellowship Program

The WFI Fellowship brings professionals in natural resources — such as foresters, environmental educators, land managers, NGO practitioners, and researchers — to conduct a practical research project at the World Forestry Center. In addition to their specific projects, Fellows participate in weekly field trips, interviews and site visits to Northwest forestry organizations, parks, universities, public and private timberlands, trade associations, mills, and corporations. The Fellowship is a unique opportunity to learn about sustainable forestry from the Pacific Northwest forestry sector, and to work with colleagues from around the world. Fellowships are open to any country, and there is a matching grant from the Harry A. Merlo Foundation. Over 75 Fellows from 24 countries have participated to date.


            Fellowship benefits include: (a) opportunity to develop the contacts and skills necessary to advance your professional career; (b) conducting a project on a forestry or related natural resource topic of your choice; (c) visits and field tours to public and private forestry organizations ; (d) working with forestry colleagues from around the world.

            The Harry A. Merlo Foundation provides a matching grant that covers 50 percent of the Fellowship fee (applicants are responsible for the other 50 percent plus additional visa and travel costs).  Monthly stipend is US$1000/month (net taxes).


For more information, please contact:


World Forestry Center

4033 SW Canyon Road

Portland, Oregon 97221, USA

Tel: +1 503-488-2137 Fax: +1 503-228-4608




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Geo. Coverage: Asia, Africa and Europe