The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scholarships, Switzerland

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scholarship Programme is targeting the most vulnerable regions of the world where the IPCC has identified gaps in knowledge in terms of climate change science and impacts. These comprise developing countries, and in particular Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.

Therefore applications coming from scholars from these areas and addressing issues relevant to them will be given priority. The Scholarship provides for living expenses, and in some cases, for tuition fees as well.

The Programme aims at developing the knowledge, skills and capacity of the scholars in order to address climate change impacts and sustainable development. Priorities include research on the impacts of climate change in the most vulnerable regions of the world and the potential for adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development.

Primary goals are:

  • To create opportunities for young people from the most vulnerable regions to develop their knowledge, skills and capacity in order to address climate change impacts and sustainable development.
  • To fill gaps in knowledge in priority regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa, Small Island Developing States, and Asian mega-deltas.
  • To build capacity for adaptation and mitigation
  • To help facilitate their ability to plan for situation-specific solutions in key focus areas:
  1. Agriculture and food security
  2. Transport and human settlements
  3. Energy and water resources
  4. Extreme events and natural disasters
  5. Health and human well-being

Proposals for the initial round of scholarships will focus on the following fields of study:

  • Underlying science of climate change
  • Impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems, water availability, health and agriculture
  • Climate-related disaster management: institutional and organizational issues (this is of crucial importance in some of the most vulnerable societies
  • Climate modelling and assessment of impacts of climate change
  • Adaptation and Mitigation options for different sectors and assessment of socio-economic implications

For this initial round of scholarships, applicants should complete the attached application file which comprises the application form and the corresponding attachments by July 31, 2010 at the latest.

The selection process is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2010.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Scholars should come from developing countries
  • Scholars should be younger than 40 years of age
  • Scholars should have completed a University Degree (the minimum requirement is a Bachelor degree)

Please read the Call for Proposals carefully before signing and dating the Application Form and sending it.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS All applications should be submitted through the Application Form below. Applications received in any other format (e.g. CVs or letters) will not be considered.

APPLICATION FORM Click here to download application form (Ms Word) NOTES TO APPLICANTS

To obtain more information, please email or call:

Programme Coordinator
Tel.: +41(22) 730 8492

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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