Tailored opportunities: Short term scientific training for PhD students


The Climate, Food and Farming – Global Research Alliance Development Scholarship (CLIFF-GRADS) Programme invites applications from Ph.D. students from developing countries[1] for short term scientific training and research on the measurement, modelling and mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, or carbon storage in agricultural systems relevant to developing countries (this may be in the context of enhancing food security). Research is conducted in association with scientists from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA).


Individuals applying for the programme must be citizens of developing countries,  undertaking their PhD at a university in a developing country and must not have previously been awarded a CLIFF-GRADS grant. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


The deadline for Round 4 CLIFF-GRADS student applications is the 1st April 2020.


Applicants must complete the CLIFF-GRADS Round 4 online application form and submit the following necessary documentation merged into a single PDF file. Applications must be in English; any applications in any other language will not be accepted. Required documents include:

  • 1-2 page motivation letter (review call document for specifics)
  • 1-page academic curriculum vitae (CV/Resume) that includes your contact details
  • Letter of support from your PhD supervisor at your current host university

Applications can be made on this online platform.

For more details on this opportunity click here.

Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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