WWF Young Ecologist Scholarship

Small Grants Programme
Small Grants Programme
Small Grants Programme
WWF Young Ecologist Scholarship promotes young scientist to take up research projects to promote biological conservation in Pakistan. The scholarship provides financial support to deserving postgraduate thesis research related to Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Conservation Biology, natural resource management, and species conservation in Pakistan. Guidelines and applications forms

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be Pakistani national of not more than 28 years of age;
  • The candidate must be enrolled in a full-time postgraduate degree programme at a Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognised university;
  • The student will be required to publish at least one scientific paper in any HEC recognised journal in Pakistan or abroad;
  • The candidate must not be availing any other grant for the same research;
  • The candidate must have a degree in biological sciences or any major science subjects. Students with other subjects such as sociology or economics can also apply, provided their research synopsis focuses on the aspects relating to environmental conservation.
  • Scholarships are available for the following programme as under:

    For Masters Research Programme

  • Duration: 6 to 12 months
  • Age limit: 28 years
  • Maximum grant limit: PKR 60,000/-
  • For M.Phil and PhD Research

  • Duration: 24 months;
  • Age limit: 28 years (maximum 32 years)
  • Grant amount: PKR 80,000 to PKR 100,000.
  • Funding limits and restrictions:

  • For Masterís level programmes an amount of up to PKR 60,000 and for M.Phil and PhD research PKR 80,000 to PKR 100,000 are available
  • Funding will not be provided to cover utilities, printing cost, etc.


The SGP application form must be used and recipients of grants must provide technical updates of their project twice during the year and a final report on completion of the project.
On successful completion of a project, having provided satisfactory feedback and a final report, applicants are welcome to apply for a second SGP grant.