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PhD Scholarship Program on Climate Change Research

In Partnership with the IPCC & FPA2

The Intergovernmental panel for Climate Change was established in 1988 in order to build capacity to understand and address climate change. Its advisory body consists of a group of independent and international scientists.

It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 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”. After receiving the award it decided to create, with the accompanying financial prize, a scholarship program to invest in PhD students from developing countries for research that advances the understanding of the scientific basis of risks of climate change in their own regions.

In Partnership since 2013

THE CUOMO FOUNDATION

The first IPCC awards were granted in 2011 in collaboration with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. In 2013, the Cuomo Foundation joined the scholarship program, supporting 5 of the students selected.

In 2015, further 5 students were awarded grants by the Cuomo Foundation, including a researcher from the previous group who wished to continue his research for 2 more years.

Five new researchers from Myanmar, Senegal and Sri Lanka joined the fellowship program in 2018.

The Selection Process

The following describes the process through which scholarships are awarded, once a funding round is agreed:

  • The IPCC Secretariat receives and screens all applications for eligibility and assigns them to the Technical Committee of the Scholarship Programme Expert Reviewers
  • The Technical CommitteeExpert reviewers reviews the applications and proposals, with additional support from other IPCC experts, and makes their recommendations to the IPCC Science Board, which comprises the Chair and three Vice-Chairs of the IPCC
  • The IPCC Science Board assesses the recommendations and draws up a shortlist of the candidates that is submitted to the funding partners
  • 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.

More information on selection process, on the IPCC website…

Scholarships Funded

Countries Represented

YEars of Partnership

Fundings in €

2013-2015 Group

Duong Tran Anh, Vietnam
Research subject : An Investigation of The Impact of The Water Level in The Mekong River and Sea Level Rise due to Climate Change on The Tien and Hau River Estuaries.

Rajesh Kumar Mahato, India
Research subject : Assessment of Climate Change over Water Resource of Saptha Kosi River Basin.

Bheki Maliba, South Africa
Research subject : Quantifying The Effects of Elevated CO2, Surface O3 and Drought on Staple Crops.

Pheakkdey Nguon, Cambodia
Research subject : Knowledge into Action: Stakeholders’ Assessment of Projects to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) in Cambodia.

Luz Milena Nino, Colombia
Research subject : Assessing Forest Carbon Storage across A Rainfall Gradient in Jamaica: implications for Predicting Impacts and Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change.

2015-2017 Group

Duong Tran Anh, Vietnam
Research subject : An Investigation of The Impact of The Water Level in The Mekong River and Sea Level Rise due to Climate Change on The Tien and Hau River Estuaries.

Amegnaglo Cocou Jaures, Benin
Research subject : Economic Valuation of Traditional and Modern Meteorological Services for Maize Farmers in Benin

Mokria Mulugeta Gemi, Ethiopia
Research subject : Dendroclimatological Potential of Afromontane Tree Species and Reconstruct Multi-century Hydro-climatic Information for The Upper Blue Nile River Basin, Using Tree Ring as A Proxy

Ei Phyu Win, Myanmar (selected in 2013)
Research subject : Effect of Organic Manure and Water Management on Methane Emission from Paddy Fields.

 

2018-2020 Group

Htwe Min THANT (Myanmar)
Research subject : Phylogenetic relationships and screening of drought tolerance of Myanmar eggplant genotypes

Suranjith Bandara KORALEGEDARA (Sri Lanka)

Research subject : The role of urban heat island effect and influence of future climate change in mesoscale extreme rainfall events in urban cities

Aïssatou FAYE (Senegal)

Research subject : West African Monsoon dynamics and sensibility, estimation of present and future coastal cities extension impacts on local and regional climate, urban heat island effect, downscaling of regional climate model and the evaluation of regional climate model performance

Mokria Mulugeta Gemi, Ethiopia
Research subject : Dendroclimatological Potential of Afromontane Tree Species and Reconstruct Multi-century Hydro-climatic Information for The Upper Blue Nile River Basin, Using Tree Ring as A Proxy

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