IPCC Scholarship Programme 2019 for Students from Developing Countries

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is now accepting applications from PhD students from developing countries for its 5th round of scholarship awards. The deadline for submission of applications for the IPCC Scholarship Programme is 22nd March, 2019.

IPCC Scholarship Programme


The IPCC Scholarship Programme provides scholarships for PhD students from developing countries for research that advances the understanding of the scientific basis of risks of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.

The IPCC created its scholarship programme with the prize money from the Nobel Peace Prize that it was jointly awarded in 2007 for its work in building up and disseminating knowledge about climate change and laying foundations for response options. The IPCC decided to invest the Noble Prize money in post-graduate education for early career scientists.

IPCC Scholarship Programme Eligibility.

  • 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).
  • Research proposals are encouraged from, but are not limited to, the following fields of study: underlying science of climate change; climate and water; climate and oceans; socio-economic modelling related to climate change; regional climate change, vulnerability, impacts and adaptation; attaining the goals of the Paris Agreement; synergies between adaptation and mitigation; and climate solutions in the context of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

IPCC Scholarship Programme Benefits.

  • Each scholarship award is for a maximum amount of 15,000 Euros per year for up to two years during the period 2019-2021.

How to Apply for IPCC Scholarship Programme.

Applicants will need to complete and upload an application form, their research proposal, scanned copies of national identity card and passport, a provisional budget and proof of completion of at least one year of PhD studies or proof of initial work as a post-doctoral researcher and supervisor’s support letter. The forms are available via the portal, once registered.

Apply Here Official Link

The deadline is midnight CET on  22 March 2019.

To obtain more information, please contact:

Mxolisi SHONGWE
Programme Officer
Tel.: +41(22) 730 8438
IPCC-SP@wmo.int


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