IPCC launches sixth round of Scholarship Awards

GENEVA, March 3– The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has launched a call for   applications for the sixth round of its scholarship awards.

The call runs from 3 to 28 March 2021, and will mark the 10th anniversary of the programme, under which the first awards were made in 2011.

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.

“We are delighted to announce another call for applications under the IPCC Scholarship Programme, and look forward to hearing from early-career scientists from developing countries, especially Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States”, said IPCC Vice-Chair Ko Barrett.

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

Applicants should register via the application portal here: https://apps.ipcc.ch/scholarship/
The deadline is 28 March 2021 at midnight CET.

The IPCC Scholarship Programme was established with the funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize award to the IPCC. The Programme was further made possible through the generous contribution of its funding partners, including the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Cuomo Foundation.

For more information, please contact:

Mxolisi Shongwe, Programme Officer, +41(22) 730 8438, ipcc-sp@wmo.int
or visit the scholarship page here: https://www.ipcc.ch/about/scholarship/

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About the IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide political leaders with periodic scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies. In the same year the UN General Assembly endorsed the action by the WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC. It has 195 member states.

Thousands of people from all over the world contribute to the work of the IPCC. For the assessment reports, IPCC scientists volunteer their time to assess the thousands of scientific papers published each year to provide a comprehensive summary of what is known about the drivers of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and how adaptation and mitigation can reduce those risks.

The IPCC has three working groups: Working Group I, dealing with the physical science basis of climate change; Working Group II, dealing with impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and Working Group III, dealing with the mitigation of climate change. It also has a Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories that develops methodologies for estimating emissions and removals of greenhouse gases.

IPCC assessments provide governments, at all levels, with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies. IPCC assessments are a key input into the international negotiations to tackle climate change. IPCC reports are drafted and reviewed in several stages, thus guaranteeing objectivity and transparency.

About the IPCC Scholarship Programme

The IPCC Scholarship Programme was established with the funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, supplemented by generous contributions from other donors.

The Programme was further made possible through the generous contribution of its funding partners. The first partner of the Programme was Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Norwegian Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change. Other individuals and organizations have supported the programme over the years, including Aster Finance, Cheng Fa Qing, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (Former IPCC Vice-Chair), Hoesung Lee (IPCC Chair, and former IPCC Vice-Chair), The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and The Cuomo Foundation.

Twelve students from developing countries and countries with economies in transition were awarded IPCC scholarship awards in the fifth round of awards for 2019-2021. Since the first awards in 2011 a total of 55 students have been supported.