World Selection Committee

The World Selection Committee is made up of five people, one from each country, who evaluate applications from across the world. The committee selects athletes based on their ability, skill, and personality. Its criteria for shortlisting athletes are subject to change. Athletes who make the cut compete in a trial competition and if they fail to do so, they are automatically disqualified for four years. This is a competitive process that can be stressful and challenging for athletes.

The application must include an outline of the project and its outputs, including any publications, recordings, letters, documents, or original datasets. The outputs must be lodged in the SILAS archive, or another agreed repository. The deadline for submitting an application is June 30. All elements must be submitted in English, Spanish, or both, in non-stapled hard copy. The submission deadline is strictly adhered to. The Committee accepts applications from students in their last year.

The WFF extends its sincere gratitude to the 32 Expert Reviewers and members of the Selection Committee. These people have given up their time to assess applications and are an invaluable resource to WFF. As an organization, WFF is proud to collaborate with such an impressive group of scientists, and sees several young profiles in this group. They will use the information they gained from the applications to decide on the award recipients. For more information, visit the WFF website.

The Selection Committee will then make a decision on the proposals that receive the most votes. They will announce the decision through a website and/or via email distribution. Undergraduate and Graduate students should submit a letter of recommendation from their principal faculty advisor. Those with no faculty advisors should not apply. However, the committee may choose not to award grant awards until after a full review has been made. There are several requirements for the selection process.

The International Selection Committee consists of internationally renowned nature conservationists who vet the bids for the Future for Nature Awards. The selection committee recommends the winners to the Board of Directors. They meet regularly and read almost a thousand documents submitted by applicants. They also conduct personal interviews with 150 semifinalists. Finally, the committee visits the campus during finalist weekend to see how students perform. They also review the candidates’ presentations and interviews. These interviews will determine their potential to qualify as a WDC host.

One Young World has chosen its host cities for the 2017 and 2018 editions of the One Young World summit. During these two major events, more than 1,500 young leaders from all over the world will meet in one location. Bogota, Colombia, and The Hague, the Netherlands will host the summits. The Hague, meanwhile, was selected over Paris, Belgrade, and other contenders. So, what is it that makes a World Selection Committee tick?