International Tropical Timber Organization Fellowships 2017

Publish Date: May 15, 2017

Deadline: Jun 20, 2017

ITTO Fellowship Programme

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.

Program objective

To develop human resources and enhance professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry, tropical timber industries and related disciplines, with a view to promoting sustainable management of tropical forests, efficient utilization and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information on the international trade in tropical timber.


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-gradate studies, only a partial tuition fee or a small research grant can be provided. Approved Fellowships are non-transferable to other programmes or institutions.


Applications are appraised by a Fellowship Selection Panel twice a year.  The Panel comprises six individuals, three from producer member countries and three from consumer member countries, and is chaired by the Vice Chairman of the ITTC.

Priority areas

Based on the expected outcomes and cross-cutting actions identified in the ITTO Strategic Action Plan  2013 -2018 eligible activities will aim at developing human resources and professional expertise in one or more of the following areas (in no priority order):

  1. Promote good governance and enabling policy frameworks for strengthening SFM and related trade, and enhancing SFM financing and investment;
  2. Increase the contribution of tropical forests to national and local economies, including through international trade;
  3. Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in tropical timber producing forests;
  4. Reduce tropical deforestation and forest degradation and enhance the provision of environmental services;
  5. Improve the quality and availability of information on tropical forests, forest product markets and trade; and
  6. Build and develop human resource capacity to implement SFM and increase trade in forest goods and services from sustainably managed forests.


The maximum amount for a fellowship grant is US$10,000. Only nationals of ITTO member countries are eligible to apply, and fellowships are awarded mainly to nationals of developing member countries.

Eligible activities

  1. Participation in international/regional conferences, short-term training courses, training internships at industries, research and educational institutions, study tours, and lecture/demonstration tours;
  2. Technical document preparation, publication and dissemination, such as manuals and monographs;
  3. Small grants for post-graduate studies.

    ITTO gives preference to short-term activities.

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted online. The deadline for receipt of applications is 20 June 2017 (Japan Time).  Fellowship activities are expected to start not earlier than 1 February 2018.

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