UN: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Scholarships for Developing Country Students

IPCC Scholarship Programme

Course(s) Offered: Fields chosen for the call
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: IPCC, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
Country to Study in: Any country

Scholarship Description
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) offers a 3-rounds per annum Scholarship Programme to Developing Country Students.

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 doctoral studies that would not be possible without the intervention of the Fund.

The call for applications for the 3rd round of scholarship awards is now open.

The Call for Applications is open to candidates fulfilling the following requirements:
  • Must be citizens/nationals of a developing country
  • Must be no more than 30 years of age at the time of application
  • Must have an admissions offer for PhD studies or be currently studying at PhD level at a university of their choice.
Applications from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are given priority.

Please note that applications for funding for Masters’ studies and post-doctoral research will not be considered.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Participating Institutions
All approved academic institution worldwide may participate.

The IPCC is interested in developing links with academic institutions around the world hosting students who have been awarded an IPCC Scholarship.

Fields of study
Research proposals for this Call for Applications will focus on one of the following fields of study:
  • Climate and water
  • Climate and the oceans
  • Underlying science of climate change
  • Socio-economic modelling related to climate change
Only candidates pursuing PhD studies within the fields of study listed above are eligible to apply.

Number of awards
Not specified, but several will be awarded

Sponsorship duration
A Scholarship award will be accorded for a period of one year, renewable once. The award, and its possible renewal, is subject to satisfactory progress during the period of study.

Scholarship benefits
Each scholarship award is worth a maximum amount of 15,000 Euros per year for up to two years.

Method of Application
Three rounds of scholarships are awarded every year, and eligible applicants may apply to any of them.

To apply, please register via the application portal on the official website. You will need to complete and upload an application form, your research proposal, a provisional budget and proof of an admissions offer for PhD studies. The forms are available via the portal, once you have registered.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

There are three application periods and three deadlines for the three rounds of scholarships awarded every year.

The call for the current applications opened on 9 January 2015. The deadline for submission of applications for this third round via the online portal is 15 February 2015 at midnight CET.

Incomplete applications, as well as candidatures that do not fulfil the requirements will be eliminated.

Priority will be given to students from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Equal opportunity will be given to equally qualified women.

Term reports, signed by the research supervisor, will be expected to be submitted to the IPCC Scholarship Programme by the students. All students will be required to submit a final report.

The candidates selected for an award will be notified by September 2015. The results will be made public in October 2015.

The IPCC Scholarship Programme was established with funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize award to the IPCC.

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'.

Application Deadline: 15 February 2015
Open to International students: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

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