2021 UK Government Darwin Fellowship Award for Developing Countries

The UK Government is inviting applications for the Darwin Fellowship Award. The Fellowship programme is aimed at supporting Fellows to draw on UK technical and scientific expertise in the fields of biodiversity and sustainable development to broaden their knowledge and experience.

Fellowship Awards

  • Eligible Countries: Developing Countries
  • To Be Taken At (Country): UK
  • Number of Awards: Not specified
  • Application Deadline: 19th January 2021
  • Type: Fellowship


  • Applications for Fellowship funding should come from an organisation (the Lead Organisation) and not an individual.
  • There should be a named individual within the Lead Organisation responsible for the application, called the Project Leader.
  • The host organisation where the individual will carry out the training or research must be in the UK.

The Lead Organisation:

  • must have expertise in natural resource management
  • can be either a public or private sector organisation
  • should provide experts from within the organisation with a proven track record and at the forefront of their discipline(s) to work closely with or supervise the Fellow. This expertise is typically expected to be a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Darwin Fellowships will support promising individuals who:

  • have a link with a recent or current Darwin Initiative project or
  • are currently involved directly in the implementation of the key biodiversity conventions and agreements listed above

Value of Award

  • Eligible costs (depending on the nature of the Fellowship) include a monthly subsistence, Lead organisation expenses, travel costs and fees for academic qualifications.

How to Apply: 

Carefully study Guidance notes for applicants (round 27) and the Darwin Initiative: Fellowship award Flexi-Grant user guide before application. You may find the Darwin Fellowship Round 27 application form  for drafting purposes

If you are interested in Round 27 Darwin Initiative Fellowship projects, complete application online

For more information, Visit Programme Webpage


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