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IPCC Scholarship Programme in Climate Change 2021 for Developing Countries

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has launched a call for applications for the 5th round of scholarship awards.

Application Deadline: 28th March 2021 at midnight CET.

Eligible Countries: Students from Developing Countries

To be taken at (country): Switzerland

About Scholarship: The aim of the IPCC Scholarship Programme is to build capacity in the understanding and management of climate change in developing countries through providing opportunities for young scientists from developing countries to undertake studies that would not be possible without the intervention of the Fund.

Applications from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) researching topics with the fields of study chosen for the call for applications are given priority.

Eligible Fields: 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.

Type: PhD


  • The IPCC will accept applications 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).

Selection Criteria: Applications will be submitted to a two-level selection process. IPCC scientific experts will assess the applications in a first review. The IPCC Science Board will then review the applications and make a final selection of candidates to receive the awards.

Number of Scholarships: Several

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

How to Apply: Applicants should register via the application portal here

Visit scholarship webpage for details

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