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CLIFF Grants for PhD Students from Developing Countries

CLIFF Grants for PhD Students from Developing Countries

CLIFF Grants for PhD Students from Developing Countries

The deadline is approaching for PhD students who would like to receive grants to support scientific training through the Climate Food and Farming (CLIFF) Research Network.

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The Climate Food and Farming (CLIFF) Research Network is a collaborative initiative of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Universities of Copenhagen and Aarhus. The Network aims to build the capacity of young scientists, generate novel climate change research on smallholder farming systems, and facilitate South-South knowledge exchange.

CLIFF has been providing small grants to support graduate student research and participation in international training events and conferences since 2011, and this has resulted in a linked network of emerging scientists who are able to improve the quality of each other’s research, quicken the pace of their scientific developmnt and collaborate on new proposals.

Call for proposals

Students from developing countries who are currently enrolled in PhD programmes are invited to apply to become part of the CLIFF Network. Selected students will be sponsored for short-term (3-4 month) scientific training and research stays at CGIAR centres or affiliated research institutions. During their tenure at the host institutions, students will learn approaches used in the Standard Assessment of Mitigation Potential and Livelihoods in Smallholder Systems (SAMPLES) research programme to evaluate smallholder farming systems in terms of system level livelihood and environmental outcomes at whole-farm and landscape scales.

Eligibility and conditions

  • Applicants must be PhD students from and conducting their research in a developing country.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled PhD students, but NOT in their final year of study.
  • The grant money should be used to finance the short-term scientific visit, NOT tuition or other fees related to the PhD degree.

Applications must be submitted on or before the 20th of August 2013. 

Click here for more details or to submit your application.

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