Future For Nature Award 2024 for Young and Ambitious Nature Conservationists in the Netherlands (€50,000 Award)

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Number of Opportunity: 3
  • Eligible Region/Countries

    Open for all

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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Field of study Envoirnment Sustainablity
  • Opportunity ID 25689
  • Funding Type Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

Are you a young and dedicated nature environmentalist committed to preserving wild animal and plant species? Do you combine your passion for nature conservation with action to achieve tangible results? Are you the natural world’s future? Apply today for the 2024 Future For Nature Awards by the Future For Nature (FFN) Foundation.

The Future For Nature Award is a distinguished worldwide award that recognizes accurate contributions to wild animal and plant species conservation. Through the Future For Nature Awards, Future For Nature recognizes three young, skilled, and ambitious nature conservationists each year.

The Future for Nature (FFN) aims to:

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  • Prize and fund individuals for their outstanding efforts in the protection of plant species and wild animal
  • Encourage Award winners to continue their dedicated work.
  • Assist Award winners in raising their profile, expanding their professional network, and strengthening their funding base.

Key Information

Deadline: 25 August 2023 (23:59 (CEST))

Awarding Date: April or May 2024

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Awarding Organization: Future For Nature Foundation (FFN)

Award Ceremony Locations: Royal Burger’s Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands

Awards and Benefits

Winners will benefit from the FFN Award 2024 as follows:

  • The 2024 FFN Award for each recipient is €50,000
  • The FFN Foundation provides travel and accommodation expenses.
  • The FFN Award provides the winners with international recognition for their work.
  • FFN offers the winners a platform and helps pitch their stories to the attention of conservationists, a wide audience, and financiers and helps them to increase their impact and get more funds.
  • The former winners will get an extra stage via the Future For Nature Academy. The FFN Academy is an independently functioning committee working in several Dutch cities for and by students, and their primary aim is to inspire students to become active in nature conservation by providing resources such as lectures, networking, and workshops.
  • FFN is also creating a growing Family of (previous) winners and allowing them to meet and learn with each other.

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Eligibility Criteria

All applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • The candidates should be an individual, not an organization, program, or group of individuals.
  • The candidates must have been born on or about 28 August 2005, no later than 31 May 1988 (Be 35 Years old).
  • Has significantly improved the long-term conservation status of one or more plant or animal species
  • Has proven to be dedicated, tenacious, and passionate about conservation efforts.
  • Has shown to be honorable in the conservation work completed.
  • Has been inventive and creative in their work
  • They must be determined to continue their conservation work, as the Award will inspire them to do so in the future. It is not a “career-ending” award.
  • Can articulate their conservation work in both written and spoken English with proficiency.
  • The winner must choose and carry out the conservation initiative for which the prize is intended.
  • The prize money should go toward protecting endangered plant or animal species. Although (basic) research can play a role in the conservation endeavor, it shouldn’t take center stage. It is essential to be clear about the practical impact and relevance of the suggested activities to species conservation.

Application Requirements

Candidates should provide the following required documents:

  • Copy of passport or another Identification card (max. file size: 64 MB)
  • 2 Referee contact information and statements

How to Apply for the Future for Nature “FFN” Award?

Eligible applicants can apply online through the online application form and answer the application questions.

Apply Now

Application and Selection Process

  • Step 1:Please read the Call to Apply on the Future For Nature (FFN) website and social media.
  • Step 2:After the application deadline (25 August), the FFN Team forwards all eligible applications to the National Selection Committee (NSC).
  • Step 3:The NSC members will assess the applications and select six to ten nominees for the FFN Awards.
  • Step 4:After approval of the FFN Board, the nominees will require to provide further information, such as written information, videos, photos, and comprehensive reference statements.
  • Step 5:The nominees’ information will go to the International Selection Committee (ISC). ISC will score, widely discuss the nominees, and present three winners to the FFN Board.
  • Step 6:The FFN Board will approve the last three winners. The winners will get a notification of the result, and after formal written acceptance of the Award, FFN will publicly announce their names.
  • Step 7:The preparations commence for the FFN Award ceremony in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

For further information about the Future for Nature “FFN” Award, please refer to the Future for Nature’s website.

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