Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 2020 for Young conservationists (Up to €3,000)

Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 2020 for Young conservationists (Up to €3,000)

Deadline: May 3, 2020

Applications for the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 2020 are now open. Each year the EUROPARC Federation, with support from the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S., awards three Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships to promising young conservationists, who are committed to working for the benefit of Protected Areas.

The aim of the scholarships is to enhance international cooperation and to advance the quality, innovation and European dimension of Protected Area management.

The Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship is a great opportunity for young professionals who have chosen to develop a career in Europe’s natural and cultural heritage. The winners of the Scholarship will have the chance to improve their skills and learn from other professionals, by carrying out study visits in European Protected Areas.


  • Each scholarship is worth €3,000 and enables successful applicants to undertake a study visit on a particular theme to one or more Protected Areas in European countries.


The call is open to all young professionals working in topics related to Protected Areas in Europe. Conditions to apply:

  • Candidates must be under 35;
  • Have a European nationality;
  • Be employed by a Protected Area or nature conservation organisation or be employed by an organisation that develops its work in a Protected Area.


Applications for study visits to prepare master or doctoral thesis will not be considered. Download the Guidelines for 2020, FAQs and an overview of the application form 2020.

Click here to complete the online application form

For more information, visit Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships.