Are you a female with a doctorate degree in the quantitative field?
Then apply for the Women in Climate Change Science in the AIMS-NEI Fellowship Program 2021 for an opportunity at a fellowship worth up to USD 35,000.
Application Deadline: July 31 2021
The fellowship is worth up to USD 35,000. The exact amount of the fellowship will be specified at the time of the award.
This amount will be paid to the Fellow in three installments in accordance with a schedule that will be defined at the time of the award.
Fellows must submit accurate banking details (using the form provided below) to avoid undue delays in receiving their fellowship payments.
Fellows will be required to submit quarterly reports on their progress using the reporting template provided below.
These reports must be co-signed by the named collaborator at the Fellow’s host institution. Fellowship payments will be withheld from Fellows who fail to submit complete and accurate progress reports in a timely manner.
In the event that a Fellow needs to take a break from her tenure of the fellowship to continue at a later time, she must submit a written request to extend her fellowship tenure using the form provided below.
Such extensions will be granted only under exceptional circumstances and at no additional cost to AIMS-NEI.
In such cases, a new agreement letter specifying the fellowship resumption date as well as modified reporting and payment schedules will be issued to the fellow.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
Applicants are advised to carefully read the documents in the application instruction below.
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To apply, please complete this online application form and submit by the 31 July 2021, 23:59 CAT with the following documents attached:
Applicants should request that three confidential letters of support be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, using as subject “MS4CR fellowship application support letter-first and last name of applicant” by the application deadline. Two of these letters should come from the applicant’s immediate supervisor at her home institution and the named collaborator at her proposed host institution. At least one letter should come from a referee who is qualified to assess the applicant’s experience in climate change research, practice, and/or policy. You should share with your referees a copy of the ‘Terms of Reference for Fellows’ and the ‘Instructions for Referees’ document. These can be downloaded on the website.
Note: Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is pleased to invite interested female scientists to apply for the third round of the AIMS-NEI Fellowships for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS).
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.
The AIMS-NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS) seeks to increase women’s participation in, and contribution to, to a more sustainable societal response to climate change.
Established in 2017, the first and second calls for applications attracted highly competitive applications and eventually, six fellowships were awarded to dynamic women scientists working in the area of climate change science and its related disciplines.
By the end of 2021, 20 fellowships in total would have been awarded to outstanding women working on (i) revealing the triggers of our changing climate; (ii) mapping past, current and future climate patterns; (iii) increasing our knowledge of the impacts of these climate patterns on humanity and life on earth; (iv) providing recommendations and solutions on how best to adapt, mitigate or increase our resilience to climate change and its associated impacts, etc.
All complete applications received by the application deadline will be screened for relevance by a Fellowship Oversight Committee. The Oversight Committee will send each application to at least two reviewers for reviewing and scoring based on a defined soring sheet. The reviewers’ scores and associated comments will be forwarded to an International Selection Committee. This Selection Committee will select and interview a subset of the applicants, and then choose and recommend to AIMS-NEI about four applicants deemed most qualified to receive a WiCCS fellowship. All reviews done by the Selection Committee members and other reviewers will be based on the following criteria:
For more information about the selection process and the committees mentioned above, please consult the following documents:
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