The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change invites applications from students from developing countries for its 2012 scholarship in climate change. 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 students 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.

The IPCC Scholarship Programme was established with the funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize award to the IPCC. The first funding partner of the Programme was Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Norwegian Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change. Dr Brundtland made her donation from the Tallberg Leadership Award, which she received in June 2009

Proposals should focus on one of the following fields of study:

  • Socio-economic modeling related to climate change
  • Underlying science of climate change
  • Climate change and water

Eligibility Requirements

  • Post-Graduate students at PhD level, accepted at a recognized educational institution to start studies in 2013, or currently enrolled on continuing PhD courses
  • Applicants must be younger than 30 years of age at the time of application
  • Applicants must be nationals of developing countries

Worth of Award: A scholarship award will be for a maximum amount of USD 20,000 per year.  A detailed estimate budget should be submitted on the application form.

Duration of Awards

  • 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. 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.

How to Apply

Download and complete an application form

Register to upload your completed application and requested supporting documents via the link on their website.

Deadline: September 30, 2012

For more information, and to apply, click here.