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IPCC Scholarship Programme

The call for applications for the 4th round of scholarship awards is open from 13 March 2017.

To apply, please register via the application portal here. You will need to complete and upload an application form, your research proposal, a 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 forms are available via the portal, once you have registered.

Please note the deadline for submission is 9 April 2017 at midnight CET.

2017 Call for applications for an IPCC Scholarship Award

The IPCC will accept applications for an IPCC Scholarship Award from 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).
 
Each scholarship award is for a maximum amount of 15,000 Euros per year for up to two years during the period 2017-2019.
 
Applications are encouraged for, but not limited to climate-relevant research in the following fields of study:

  • underlying science of climate change
  • climate and water
  • climate and oceans
  • socio-economic modelling related to climate change
  • regional climate change, vulnerability, impacts and adaptation
  • attaining the goals of the Paris Agreement
  • synergies between adaptation and mitigation
  • and climate solutions in the context of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)


Objectives

The aim of the IPCC Scholarship Programme is to build capacity in the understanding and management of climate change in developing countries by providing opportunities for young scientists from developing countries to undertake doctoral studies.    Applications submitted by students from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are given priority.


To obtain more information, please email or visit the IPCC scholarship Facebook page:
 
Mxolisi SHONGWE
Programme Officer
Tel.: +41(22) 730 8438
IPCC-SP@wmo.int

  • IPCC Secretariat receives and screens all applications for eligibility and assigns them to the Technical Committee of the Scholarship Programme
  • The Technical Committee reviews the applications and proposals, with additional support from other IPCC Experts, and make their recommendations to the IPCC Science Board
  • The IPCC Science Board, comprising the Chair and the three Vice-Chairs of the IPCC, assesses the recommendations and makes a shortlist of the candidates which is submitted to the funding partners
  • The funding partners (Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Cuomo Foundation) along with the IPCC Science Board make the final selection of students to receive the awards.

 

Technical Committee for the Third Cycle of the IPCC Scholarship Programme

 

Team Coordinators
       

BINDOFF, Nathaniel
University of Tasmania
Australia

WRATT, David
National Institute of Water &
Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
New Zealand

RUPPEL, Oliver
The Development and Rule of
Law Programme (DROP)
University of Stellenbosch
South Africa

JIANG, Leiwen
National Center for
Atmospheric Research
USA

Members
       

BOUILLE, Daniel
Instituto de Economía Energética
Argentina

CRAMER, Wolfgang
Institut Méditerranéen de
Biodiversité et d'Ecologie
marine et continentale (IMBE)
France

DASGUPTA, Purnamita
Institute of Economic Growth
India

ESSANDOH-YEDDU, Joseph
Energy Commission
Ghana

       

HALSNAES, Kirsten
The Technical University
of Denmark
Denmark

LAMARQUE, Jean-François
National Center for
Atmospheric Research
USA

MORENO, José Manuel
University of
Castilla-La Mancha
Spain

MYHRE, Gunnar
Center for International
Climate and Environmental
Research - Oslo
Norway

 

OSMAN-ELASHA, Balgis
African Development Bank
Sudan

PARIKH, Jyoti
Integrated Research and
Action for Development
India

SOLOMINA, Olga
Russian Academy of
Science
Russia

 

 

The IPCC welcomes contributions to the scholarship programme and is happy to provide further information to prospective funding partners.

Academic Partners

The IPCC is interested in developing links with academic institutions around the world hosting students who have been awarded an IPCC Scholarship.


Funding Partners

  • 2009 - Gro Harlem Brundtland
    The Programme received its first gift on 9 July 2009 from Gro Harlem Brundtland. In her acceptance speech of the Tallberg Leadership Award, Dr Brundtland made this donation "for supporting what the IPCC has decided to do with its Nobel Peace Prize money: to give scholarships for research on climate change in developing countries and this is obviously meant for young people." - Play External Video Watch webcast
     
  • 2010 - The Scholarship Programme received generous donations from:
    • Aster Finance (Geneva, Switzerland)
    • Mr Cheng Fa Qing (individual contributor, China)
    • Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (IPCC Vice-Chair, Belgium)

     
  • 2013 - The Scholarship Programme received a contribution from:
    • Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (IPCC Vice-Chair, Belgium)

     
  • 2014 - The Scholarship Programme received a contribution from:
    • Hoesung Lee (IPCC Vice-Chair, Republic of Korea) and his wife Mrs Sungna Chung

     
  • 2011-2017 - The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
    "Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation grants for IPCC" has provided funding for the period 2011-2017, within the framework of the collaboration between the IPCC Scholarship Programme and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation's Young Researchers Scholarships Initiative.
     
    The IPCC Scholarship Programme benefits from the support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation www.fpa2.com
     
  • 2013-2017 - The Cuomo Foundation
    The Cuomo Foundation expressed its wish to become a party to the agreement between The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the IPCC and will be providing funding for the period 2013-2017.
    www.fondationcuomomonaco.org
     

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    On 9 December 2007, 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. The first funding partner of the Programme was Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Norwegian Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change. Dr Brundtland made her donation from the Tallberg Leadership Award, which she received in June 2009.



    Results of the third round of awards


    Ten PhD students from developing countries and countries with economies in transition were awarded scholarships for the period 2015-2017. Listed under their various thematic areas of research, the students are:

    • Climate and water
    • Adriana Maria Torres-Ballesteros (Colombia)
      Mulugeta Gemi Mokria (Ethiopia)
      Kholoud Kahime (Morocco)
      Peter Kabano (Uganda)

    • Climate and the oceans
    • Thushani Suleka Madhubhashini Elepathage (Sri Lanka)
       
    • Underlying science of climate change
    • Md Amirul Islam (Bangladesh)
      Christine Onyango (Kenya)
      Rasmila Kawan (Nepal)

    • Socio-economic modelling related to climate change
    • Ada Metaliu (Albania)
      Cocou Jaures Amegnaglo (Benin)


    Picture of the students receiving certificates at the 8th Award Ceremony of Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation that was held in Monaco on 2 October 2015.
     

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    (Photo credit: Palais Princier, Eric Mathon)


    Results of the second round of awards


    Fifteen students received scholarship awards for PhD studies for the period 2013-15 as follows:

    • Vandhna Devi Kumar (Fiji); Ossenatou Mamadou (Benin); Sudeep Thakuri (Nepal).

    • Students supported under the framework of the partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation:
    • Elias Tedia Shiferaw (Ethiopia); Gao Yuan (China); Sifat Rabbi (Bangladesh); Tuihedur Rahman (Bangladesh); Zuelclady Maria Fernanda Araujo Gutierrez (Mexico); Khandu (Bhutan); Zipporah Musymi (Kenya).

    • Students supported under the partnership with the Cuomo Foundation:
    • Rajesh Kumar Mahato (India); Pheakkdey Nguon (Cambodia); Bheki Maliba (South Africa); Luz Milena Nino (Columbia); Duong Tran Anh (Vietnam); Win Ei Phyu (Myanmar).

    Photo of students receiving certificates at the 6th award ceremony of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco, 30 September 2013
     

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    (Photo credit: Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation)


    Results of the first round of awards


    Nine students were awarded a scholarship for postgraduate studies or research for the period 2011-2013 as follows:

    • Ms Rondrotiana Barimala (Madagascar); Ms Jamiat Nanteza (Uganda)

    • Students supported under the framework of the partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation:
    • Mr Genito Maure (Mozambique); Mr Sudeep Thakuri (Nepal); Mr Dibi Millogo (Burkina Faso); Mr Romaric Ogouwale (Benin); Mr Yakob Umer (Ethiopia); Ms Rizwana Subhani (Bangladesh) and Mr Robert Katikiro (Tanzania)

    Photo taken during the presentation of certificates to the IPCC scholars at the 4th Award Ceremony of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco, 7 October 2011 (reproduced with the kind permission of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation)
     


    (Photo credit: ©Palais Princier)


     
    This document was produced with the financial assistance of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the IPCC and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation www.fpa2.com