Scholarship Programme

The IPCC Scholarship 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.

Fifth Round of Awards

The call for applications for the 5th round of scholarship awards is open from 22 February 2019.

To apply, please register via the application portal here: https://apps.ipcc.ch/scholarship/applicant/

You will need to complete and upload an application form, your research proposal, national Identity Card and passport, 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 and supervisor’s support letter. The forms are available via the portal, once you have registered.

Please note the deadline for submission is 22 March 2019 at midnight CET. Applications which do not contain all the documents listed above will be considered incomplete. 

The IPCC developed its scholarship programme after being jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007.

The Nobel Peace Prize citation recognized the IPCC’s work in building up and disseminating knowledge about climate change and laying foundations for response options. The IPCC decided to invest the Noble Prize money in post-graduate education for young scientists.

To obtain more information, please contact:

Mxolisi SHONGWE
Programme Officer
Tel.: +41(22) 730 8438
IPCC-SP@wmo.int

Or, visit the Facebook page.

Results of the Fourth Round of Awards

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Cuomo Foundation supported the Fourth Round of Awards.  Nine PhD students from developing countries and countries with economies in transition have been awarded IPCC scholarship awards for 2017-2019.

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Students supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

  • Fatou BOJANG (Gambia)
  • Nidheesh GANGADHARAN (India)
  • Zakari HASSANE (Niger)
  • Marc KPANOU (Benin)
  • Namkunda Johnson MBWAMBO (Republic of Tanzania)
  • Christophe MUPENZI (Rwanda)

 

Students supported by the Cuomo Foundation

  • Aissatou FAYE (Senegal)
  • Suranjith KORALEGEDARA (Sri Lanka)
  • Htwe Min THANT (Myanmar)

The 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 the Technical Committee of the Scholarship ProgrammeExpert Reviewers
  • The Technical CommitteeExpert reviewers reviews the applications and proposals, with additional support from other IPCC experts, and makes their recommendations to the IPCC Science Board, which comprises the Chair and three Vice-Chairs of the IPCC
  • 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 (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.

Partners

The IPCC Scholarship Programme is made possible through the generous contribution of its funding partners. The following are individuals and organizations that have supported the programme:

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, Ms 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

2010 – The Scholarship Programme received 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 Ms Sungna Chung

2011-2019 – 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. www.fpa2.com

2013-2019 – 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 provided funding for the period 2013-2019. www.fondationcuomomonaco.org

History

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.

 

Previous Rounds and Awards

Third Round

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:

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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)

 

Second Round

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

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  • 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)

 

First Round

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

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

Students supported under the framework of the partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation:

  • Genito Maure (Mozambique)
  • Sudeep Thakuri (Nepal)
  • Dibi Millogo (Burkina Faso)
  • Romaric Ogouwale (Benin)
  • Yakob Umer (Ethiopia)
  • Rizwana Subhani (Bangladesh)
  • Robert Katikiro (Tanzania)

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