Details about PROVIA Visiting Fellowship Programme
PROVIA Visiting Fellowship Programme is offered for Training & Short courses degree in the field of Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation. You can apply to this scholarship here. The deadline for the sending your application is 20 Nov 2015. This scholarship is provided by The Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) and the value of this scholarship is Partial Funding, $1500 . This scholarship is open for: Open to nationalities of Africa and Asia.
- Deadline: 20 Nov 2015
- Scholarship value: Partial Funding, $1500
PROVIA, in partnership with START, introduces a new and exciting opportunity for young professionals and researchers to engage in PROVIA through the PROVIA Visiting Fellows Programme. This announcement is for the programme’s inaugural round, and invites young professionals and researchers from Africa and Asia to apply. A pilot round of fellowships is offered for five fellows, with two selected from Africa and three from Asia. Each fellow will be matched with a mentor at a host institution, based on compatibility between the fellow’s qualifications and research interests, and the mentor’s areas of expertise and current projects. The fellow will be expected to contribute to the mentor’s projects and the mentor will provide research guidance and support to the fellow in project output preparation.
It provides travel (airfare, visa application fee, and airport transfer) and accommodation (housing, daily subsistence allowance) expenses for this fellowship will be covered. Also, Fellows are expected to attend the May 2016 Adaptation Futures Conference in Rotterdam. Fellows’ cost of attendance and conference fees will be covered as part of the fellowship. Mentorship will be provided for an additional six months upon the fellow’s return home.
- The fellowship is open to professionals and researchers whose work involves designing, implementing, or promoting adaptation solutions.
- Professional candidates must have at least a Master’s degree in a field related to climate change VIA (e.g. geography, environmental management, environmental policy and economics, climate science, etc.) and 3 years of research or related work experience in adaptation at the time of application. Preference will be given to early career professionals and researchers (i.e. those under 35 years age who have received graduate degrees [Master’s or PhD] within the last 5 years).
- The applicant should be able to fully participate in the fellowship as described above.
- The applicant must select a research theme (see application form) and present a corresponding research idea that addresses an emerging issue regarding adaptation solutions. The thesis or goal, objectives, methods, and what stakeholders will be engaged with (if any) must be clearly articulated.
- The expected research and communications outputs must be described. The applicant should specify who the target audience for each output is, and if the output will be research-based, such as a journal article, or policy/practice-oriented.
- Each fellow is eligible for up to $1500 in research project funding, to be used in the production of research and communications outputs. The applicant must prepare a simple budget and budget justification for up to $1500, demonstrating how these funds would be used to produce the proposed outputs.
- Selected candidates must possess valid medical insurance for the duration of their stay at the host institution, expiring no less than one month after their return home.
Number of award(s) offered: A pilot round of fellowships is offered for five fellows, with two selected from Africa and three from Asia.
Duration of award(s): The fellow will spend a total of four weeks in residence at one of the host institutions.
Note: Applicants will be notified when their application has been received, however, due to the volume of applications submitted; only successful candidates will be contacted in December.