Apply for AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science 2019

Deadline: 28 February 2019

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS NEI) is seeking applications for its second round of the AIMS NEI Fellowships for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS) to increase women’s participation in, and contribution to, to a more sustainable societal response to climate change.

Climate change including global warming poses significant threats to humanity. Documented impacts of global warming include an increased frequency and severity of heatwaves across the globe and frequent droughts, both of which exacerbate food insecurity and health problems in many parts of the world, particularly in Africa.

Award Information

The fellowship is worth up to USD 35,000.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • female;
  • in possession before the fellowship start date of a doctorate in a quantitative discipline, including but not limited to applied mathematics, climatology, physics, computational chemistry, statistical ecology, computer science, theoretical biology, and engineering;
  • currently employed, on either a permanent or a temporary basis, in a non-profit work environment, including government;
  • actively engaged in research, policy, and/or practice relevant to climate change modelling, mitigation, adaptation, and/or resilience among others; and
  • the lead and/or senior author of at least one refereed publication on a topic relevant to climate change modelling, the causative factors of climate change, climate change mitigation, adaptation, and/or resilience etc.

Criteria

  • Quality of applicant: academic qualifications; quality of publications; experience in climate change-related work; real-world impact and recognition of prior work (e.g. through awards).
  • Quality of proposed project: relevance to climate change modelling, practice and policy; strength of connection to the mathematical sciences; experience of applicant in project topic; quality of project design; feasibility; suitability of proposed host institution environment and of named collaborator; quality and realism of budget projections.
  • Potential impact of proposed project on scientific knowledge, practice and policy.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.nexteinstein.org/research/aims-nei-fellowship-program-for-women-in-climate-change-science/

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