Get up to $10,000 in the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Fellowship Program 2021

Submit an application for the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Fellowship Program 2021, for an opportunity to get up to $10 000.

Application Deadline: October 21 2021


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  • The maximum amount for a fellowship is US$10,000. 
  • ITTO Fellowships provides tuition/training/conference fees, transportation fees, daily subsistence allowance, book allowance and other allowances. 
  • For post-graduate studies, only a partial tuition fee or a small research grant can be provided. Approved Fellowships are non-transferable to other programmes or institutions.


  • Only nationals of ITTO member countries are eligible to apply, 
  • Awards are to be made to individuals not to institutions.
  • Previous ITTO Fellowship awardees are not eligible to apply for another ITTO Fellowship within two years of receiving the first award and submitting to the Secretariat a final report on the activity for which the award was made.

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Application Instructions

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On-line Application is available in English, French, and Spanish (the official languages of ITTO)

About the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Fellowship Program

ITTO offers fellowships through the Freezailah Fellowship Fund to promote human resource development and to strengthen professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry and related disciplines.

The goal is to promote the sustainable management of tropical forests, the efficient use and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information about the international trade in tropical timber.

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Key Dates and Order of Program

The deadline for receipt of applications is at 5pm (JST) on Thursday 21 October 2021.  Fellowship activities are expected to commence only AFTER 1 January 2022.

Selection criteria

Fellowship applications will be assessed against the following selection criteria (in no priority order):

  • Consistency of the proposed activity with the Programme’s objective and priority areas;
  • Qualifications of the applicant to undertake the proposed Fellowship activity;
  • The potential of the skills and knowledge acquired or advanced under the Fellowship activity to lead to wider applications and benefits nationally and internationally;
  • Reasonableness of costs in relation to the proposed Fellowship activity.

Additional consideration will be given to:

  • Geographic and gender balance;
  • Balance among the ITTO priority areas;
  • Competency in the language in which the training will be given, where applicable (eg courses, conferences, study tours).
  • The ITTO Fellowships are awarded mainly to nationals of developing countries. However, ITTO may award Fellowships to nationals of consumer developed countries when:

 (a) the activities for which the awards are made are carried out in Producer Member countries and the activities tend to benefit Producer Member countries; and/or

(b) there is evidence of technology transfer for activities to be carried out in developed countries.

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