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CLIFF-GRADS Scholarships 2020 for PhD Students from Developing Countries

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are pleased to announce that the fourth round of the CLIFF-GRADS programme is now open!

Application Deadline: 1st April, 2020

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

About the Award: The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are pleased to announce that the Round 4 of the CLIFF-GRADS programme is now open!

Fifty-four exciting research opportunities in livestock, soil, rice, modelling and agroforestry are available this round.

Type: Training, Research, PhD

Eligibility: Applicants should have a background in agriculture and climate change research and be pursuing graduate research related to agricultural greenhouse gas quantification.

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled PhD students in a field related to quantification of greenhouse gas emissions or carbon sequestration in agricultural systems
  • Applicants must be students from a developing country

Selection Criteria: Applicants will be selected based on three criteria: (1) overall level of research experience, (2) relevance of thesis topic or other research experience to the research opportunity to which the student is applying, and (3) clear description of how the CLIFF-GRADS experience will improve the student’s scientific training

Number of Awards: 33

Value of Award:

  • Selected students will be sponsored in the amount of 12,000 USD for short-term (4–6 month) scientific training and research stays to collaborate with projects associated with CCAFS and GRA.
  • The grants will be used to support travel to and living and research costs at the host institution. Grants may not be used for tuition or unrelated personal expenses.

Duration of Programme: 4-6 months

How to Apply: Click here to view the list of available research opportunities and to read more about the application process and instructions to apply.

Access the online application form here.

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