IPCC Scholarship Programme

On 9 December 2007, the IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its ‘efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change’. The award of the Nobel Peace Prize recognized the importance of addressing the implications of climate change on stability and human security.
The IPCC Scholarship Programme was established with the funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize award to the IPCC. The first funding partner of the Programme was Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Norwegian Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change. Dr Brundtland made her donation from the Tallberg Leadership Award, which she received in June 2009.

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2021 Call for applications for an IPCC Scholarship Award

The IPCC will accept applications for an IPCC Scholarship Award from 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) who are not studying in their country of origin.
Each scholarship award is for a maximum amount of 15,000 Euros per year for up to two years during the period 2021-2023.
Research proposals are encouraged from, but are not limited to, the following topics: Living soils, biodiversity, regenerative viticulture, agroforestry, water management and terrestrial carbon cycle.

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Selection Process

The following describes the process through which scholarships are awarded, once a funding round is agreed:

  • The IPCC Secretariat receives and screens all applications for eligibility, and assigns them to Expert Reviewers (i.e. previous and current IPCC Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Review Editors and Bureau Members).
  • The Expert Reviewers review the applications and proposals and make their recommendations to the IPCC Scholarship Programme Science Board, which comprises the IPCC Chair and the three Vice-Chairs.
  • The IPCC Science Board assesses the recommendations and draws up a shortlist of the candidates that is submitted to the funding partners.
  • The funding partners make the final selection of students to receive the awards.