IPCC Scholarship Programme 2021 for Students from Developing Countries

OPEN TO: PhD students that are citizens of a developing country.
BENEFITS: 15,000 Euros per year for up to two years.

IPCC Scholarship Programme

IPCC Scholarship Programme 2021 is now accepting applications. The Programme provides scholarships for PhD students from developing countries for research that advances the understanding of the scientific basis of risks of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.

The IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its ‘efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change’. The award of the Nobel Peace Prize recognized the importance of addressing the implications of climate change on stability and human security. The IPCC Scholarship Programme was established with the funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize award to the IPCC.

Who can Apply for IPCC Scholarship Programme

  • Open to PhD students that have been enrolled for at least a year or are undertaking post-doctoral research.
  • Applicants should be citizens of a developing country with priority given to students from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) who are not studying in their country of origin.
  • Research proposals are encouraged from, but are not limited to, the following topics: Living soils, biodiversity, regenerative viticulture, agroforestry, water management and terrestrial carbon cycle.

Benefits of IPCC Scholarship Programme

  • Each scholarship award is for a maximum amount of 15,000 Euros per year for up to two years during the period 2021-2023.

IPCC Scholarship Programme Selection Process

The following describes the process through which scholarships are awarded, once a funding round is agreed:

  • The IPCC Secretariat receives and screens all applications for eligibility, and assigns them to Expert Reviewers (i.e. previous and current IPCC Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Review Editors and Bureau Members).
  • The Expert Reviewers review the applications and proposals and make their recommendations to the IPCC Scholarship Programme Science Board, which comprises the IPCC Chair and the three Vice-Chairs.
  • The IPCC Science Board assesses the recommendations and draws up a shortlist of the candidates that is submitted to the funding partners.
  • The funding partners make the final selection of students to receive the awards.

How to Apply for IPCC Scholarship Programme

You will need to complete and upload:

  • An application form;
  • National ID and passport;
  • Research proposal;
  • provisional budget; and
  • Proof of completion of at least one year of PhD studies or proof of initial work as a post-doctoral researcher.

The deadline for submission is March 28, 2021 at midnight CET.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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