PROVIA Visiting Fellowship Programme for African and Asian Fellows, and applications are submitted till 20 November 2015. Applications are invited for PROVIA visiting Fellowships programme from young professionals and researchers to engage in PROVIA. A pilot round of fellowships is offered for five fellows, with two selected from Africa and three from Asia. Each fellow will be matched with a mentor at a host institution, based on compatibility between the fellow’s qualifications and research interests, and the mentor’s areas of expertise and current projects. The fellow will spend a total of four weeks in residence at one of the host institutions. Fellows are expected to attend the May 2016 Adaptation Futures Conference in Rotterdam. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Bangladesh, Ghana and China
is available for four
weeks residential programme at the host institution.
International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD),
Independent University, Bangladesh; Institute for Environment and
Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana; Institute of Environment and
Sustainable Development in Agriculture
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; and Institute of
Environment and Sustainable Development, Tongji University, China.
is awarded to carry out scientific assessments of climate change VIA.
It provides participants with the opportunity to enhance knowledge
generation, improve their capacity to undertake research on VIA and
exchange results at the national, regional and international levels.
Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts
and Adaptation (PROVIA) and START
Visiting Fellowship Programme is targeted for Young professionals and
researchers from Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina
Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad,
Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt
Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea,
Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia,
Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali,
Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and Asia (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen) are eligible to apply.
‣ Award No: A pilot round of fellowships is offered for five fellows, with two selected from Africa and three from Asia.
‣ Scholarship Duration: The fellow will spend a total of four weeks in residence at one of the host institutions.
‣ Scholarship covers: It provides travel (airfare, visa application fee, and airport transfer) and accommodation (housing, daily subsistence allowance) expenses for this fellowship will be covered. Also, Fellows are expected to attend the May 2016 Adaptation Futures Conference in Rotterdam. Fellows’ cost of attendance and conference fees will be covered as part of the fellowship. Mentorship will be provided for an additional six months upon the fellow’s return home.
‣ PROVA, in partnership with START, introduces a new and exciting opportunity for young professionals and researchers to engage in PROVIA through the PROVIA Visiting Fellows Programme.
PROVIA Visiting Fellowship Programme announcement is for the
programme’s inaugural round, and invites young professionals and
researchers from Africa and Asia to apply.
pilot round of fellowships is offered for five fellows, with two
selected from Africa and three from Asia.
fellow will be matched with a mentor at a host institution, based on
compatibility between the fellow’s qualifications and research
interests, and the mentor’s areas of expertise and current
fellow will be expected to contribute to the mentor’s projects and
the mentor will provide research guidance and support to the fellow
in project output preparation.
‣ Professional candidates must have at least a Master’s degree in a field related to climate change VIA (e.g. geography, environmental management, environmental policy and economics, climate science, etc.) and 3 years of research or related work experience in adaptation at the time of application.
‣ Preference will be given to early career professionals and researchers (i.e. those under 35 years age who have received graduate degrees [Master’s or PhD] within the last 5 years).
‣ The applicant should be able to fully participate in the fellowship as described above.
‣ The applicant must select a research theme (see application form) and present a corresponding research idea that addresses an emerging issue regarding adaptation solutions. The thesis or goal, objectives, methods, and what stakeholders will be engaged with (if any) must be clearly articulated.
‣ The expected research and communications outputs must be described.
‣ The applicant should specify who the target audience for each output is, and if the output will be research-based, such as a journal article, or policy/practice-oriented.
‣ Each fellow is eligible for up to $1500 in research project funding, to be used in the production of research and communications outputs. The applicant must prepare a simple budget and budget justification for up to $1500, demonstrating how these funds would be used to produce the proposed outputs.
‣ Selected candidates must possess valid medical insurance for the duration of their stay at the host institution, expiring no less than one month after their return home.
Notification of PROVIA Visiting Fellowship Programme results
‣ Applicants will be notified when their application has been received, however, due to the volume of applications submitted; only successful candidates will be contacted in December.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Interested individuals are invited to submit the completed application form and additional materials to the PROVIA Secretariat, provia-at-provia-climatechange.org.
‣ Please do not send material that is not requested.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 20 November 2015
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.