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IPCC Scholarship Programme

The IPCC will launch a third round of awards for the Scholarship Programme early next year. The call for applications will open in January 2015. More information on how to apply for the third round of awards will be posted at the end of December 2014.

The call for applications for the third round of awards will be launched in January 2015. Candidates selected for awards will be notified by September 2015 and the results will be made public in October 2015. The IPCC Scholarship Programme will offer scholarships worth a maximum of Euros 15,000 each per year for up to two years during the period 2015-17 to selected students.

Candidates must be a citizen of a developing country and be no more than 30 years of age at the time of application. Candidates must have an admissions offer for PhD studies or be currently studying at PhD level at a university of their choice. Research proposals accepted for the third round of awards will fall under the following themes of study:

  • Climate and water
  • Climate and the oceans
  • Underlying science of climate change
  • Socio-economic modelling related to climate change


Objectives

The aim of the IPCC Scholarship Programme is to build capacity in the understanding and management of climate change in developing countries by providing opportunities for young scientists from developing countries to undertake doctoral studies.    Applications submitted by students from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are given priority.


To obtain more information, please email or visit the IPCC scholarship facebook page:
 
Amy SMITH
Programme Coordinator
Tel.: +41(22) 730 8208
IPCC-SP@wmo.int

  • IPCC Secretariat (Scholarship Programme) receives and screens all applications for eligibility and assigns them to appropriate experts according to the fields of study
  • IPCC Scientific Experts review the applications and proposals and make their recommendations

IPCC Science Board, comprising the Chair and the three Vice-Chairs of the IPCC, assesses the applications and the proposals and makes a shortlist of candidates. The funding partners (Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Cuomo Foundation) along with the IPCC Science Board make the final selection of students to receive the awards.

The IPCC welcomes contributions to the scholarship programme and is happy to provide further information to prospective funding partners.

Academic Partners

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


Funding Partners

  • 2009 - Gro Harlem Brundtland
    The Programme received its first gift on 9 July 2009 from Gro Harlem Brundtland. In her acceptance speech of the Tallberg Leadership Award, Dr Brundtland made this donation "for supporting what the IPCC has decided to do with its Nobel Peace Prize money: to give scholarships for research on climate change in developing countries and this is obviously meant for young people." - Play External Video Watch webcast
     
  • 2010 - The Scholarship Programme received generous donations from:
    • Aster Finance (Geneva, Switzerland)
    • Mr Cheng Fa Qing (individual contributor, China)
    • Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (IPCC Vice-Chair, Belgium)

     
  • 2013 - The Scholarship Programme received a contribution from:
    • Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (IPCC Vice-Chair, Belgium)

     
  • 2014 - The Scholarship Programme received a contribution from:
    • Hoesung Lee (IPCC Vice-Chair, Republic of Korea) and his wife Mrs Sungna Chung

     
  • 2011-2015 - The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
    "Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation grants for IPCC" has provided funding for the period 2011-2015, within the framework of the collaboration between the IPCC Scholarship Programme and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation's Young Researchers Scholarships Initiative.
     
    The IPCC Scholarship Programme benefits from the support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation www.fpa2.com
     
  • 2013-2015 - The Cuomo Foundation
    The Cuomo Foundation expressed its wish to become a party to the agreement between The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the IPCC and will be providing funding for the period 2013-2015.
    www.fondationcuomomonaco.org
     

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    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'.


    The award of the Nobel Peace Prize recognized the importance of addressing the implications of climate change on stability and human security.


    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 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.



    Results of the second round of awards


    Fifteen students received scholarship awards for PhD studies for the period 2013-15 as follows:

    • Vandhna Devi Kumar (Fiji); Ossenatou Mamadou (Benin); Sudeep Thakuri (Nepal).

    • Students supported under the framework of the partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation:
    • Elias Tedia Shiferaw (Ethiopia); Gao Yuan (China); Sifat Rabbi (Bangladesh); Tuihedur Rahman (Bangladesh); Zuelclady Maria Fernanda Araujo Gutierrez (Mexico); Khandu (Bhutan); Zipporah Musymi (Kenya).

    • Students supported under the partnership with the Cuomo Foundation:
    • Rajesh Kumar Mahato (India); Pheakkdey Nguon (Cambodia); Bheki Maliba (South Africa); Luz Milena Nino (Columbia); Duong Tran Anh (Vietnam); Win Ei Phyu (Myanmar).

    Photo of students receiving certificates at the 6th award ceremony of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco, 30 September 2013
     

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    (Photo credit: Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation)


    Results of the first round of awards


    Nine students were awarded a scholarship for postgraduate studies or research for the period 2011-2013 as follows:

    • Ms Rondrotiana Barimala (Madagascar); Ms Jamiat Nanteza (Uganda)

    • Students supported under the framework of the partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation:
    • Mr Genito Maure (Mozambique); Mr Sudeep Thakuri (Nepal); Mr Dibi Millogo (Burkina Faso); Mr Romaric Ogouwale (Benin); Mr Yakob Umer (Ethiopia); Ms Rizwana Subhani (Bangladesh) and Mr Robert Katikiro (Tanzania)

    Photo taken during the presentation of certificates to the IPCC scholars at the 4th Award Ceremony of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco, 7 October 2011 (reproduced with the kind permission of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation)
     


    (Photo credit: ©Palais Princier)


     
    This document was produced with the financial assistance of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the IPCC and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation www.fpa2.com