IPCC Scholarship Programme in Climate Change 2019 for Developing Countries

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has launched a call for applications for the 5th round of the IPCC Scholarship Programme. The IPCC provides scholarships for PhD students from developing countries for research that advances the understanding of the scientific basis of risks of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.


The IPCC created its scholarship programme with the prize money from the Nobel Peace Prize that it was jointly awarded in 2007 for its work in building up and disseminating knowledge about climate change and laying foundations for response options. The IPCC decided to invest the Noble Prize money in post-graduate education for early career scientists.


Focus Areas

Research proposals are encouraged from, but are not limited to, the following fields of study:

  • Underlying science of climate change;
  • Climate and water;
  • Climate and oceans;
  • Socio-economic modelling related to climate change;
  • Regional climate change, vulnerability, impacts and adaptation;
  • Attaining the goals of the Paris Agreement;
  • Synergies between adaptation and mitigation; and
  • Climate solutions in the context of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

IPCC Scholarship Programme

  • Each scholarship award is for a maximum amount of 15,000 Euros per year for up to two years during the period 2019-2021.

IPCC Scholarship Programme Eligibility

  • Open to PhD students that have been enrolled for at least a year or are undertaking post-doctoral research;
  • Applicants should be citizens of a developing country with priority given to students from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

How to Apply for IPCC Scholarship Programme

Applicants will need to complete and upload an application form, their research proposal, scanned copies of national identity card and passport, a provisional budget and proof of completion of at least one year of PhD studies or proof of initial work as a post-doctoral researcher and supervisor’s support letter. The forms are available via the portal, once registered.

Click here to register

For more information, visit IPCC Scholarship.

Application Deadline: March 22, 2019


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