The Climate, Food and Farming, Global Research Alliance Development Scholarships (CLIFF-GRADS) Programme invites applications from PhD students from developing countries for short term scientific training and research on the measurement, modelling and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, or carbon storage in agricultural systems relevant to developing countries.
CLIFF-GRADS builds capability in early career scientists from developing countries to conduct applied research in agriculture greenhouse gas emission quantification and mitigation. During short research stays of up to 6 months, CLIFF-GRADS awardees are exposed to expertise and scientific training at their host institute that they would not otherwise receive during their PhD in their home country.
Specific techniques they may learn include (but are not limited to) remote sensing, data surveys, and measurement of greenhouse gas emissions. Topics advertised in the Programme are related to the measurement, modelling and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, or carbon storage in agricultural systems relevant to developing countries (also in the context of enhancing food security).
Research is conducted in association with CCAFS and GRA scientists and partner organisations and host to student matches are dependent on the students’ and host institutions’ research interests and suitability for the Programme.
- Grants of $12,000 USD will be awarded to PhD students from developing countries for research stays that will be completed before the end of 2024.
- Duration: CLIFF-GRADS research stays are expected to be a maximum of 6 months. Students and research supervisors are welcome to extend the stay by mutual agreement if additional funding is available to support a longer stay.
Individuals applying for the Programme must be citizens of developing countries , be undertaking their PhD in a University in a developing country and must not have previously been awarded a CLIFF-GRADS grant.
For more information, visit https://globalresearchalliance.org/library/cliff_grads-fellowship/