Application Deadline: June 30th, 2020
AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science 2020 Application is here!
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.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
- in possession before the fellowship start date of a doctorate in a quantitative discipline,
including but not limited to applied mathematics, climatology, physics, computational
chemistry, statistical ecology, computer science, theoretical biology, and engineering;
- currently employed, on either a permanent or a temporary basis, in a non-profit work
environment, including government;
- actively engaged in research, policy, and/or practice relevant to climate change
modelling, mitigation, adaptation, and/or resilience among others; and
- the lead and/or senior author of at least one refereed publication on a topic relevant to
climate change modelling, the causative factors of climate change, climate change
mitigation, adaptation, and/or resilience etc.
Applicants should submit this online application form to which the following supporting
documents should be attached:
- a completed personal details form, including a detailed budget for all nonproject-related activities;
- a completed project proposal form, including a detailed budget for all projectrelated activities;
- a curriculum vitae; and
- an electronic copy of a representative publication in climate change modelling,
its causes, climate change mitigation, adaptation and/or resilience on which the
applicant is the lead and/or senior author.
Supporting documents should be saved in the format: “MS4CR fellowship
[type.of.document]- first and last name of applicant.” For example, “MS4CR fellowship
- Applicants will 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 an individual who is qualified to assess the applicant’s experience in climate
change research, practice, and/or policy. Applicants will provide their referees with a
copy of these ‘Terms of Reference’ and the ‘Instructions for Referees’.
- Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.
- The maximum value of the fellowship is USD 35,000.
The fellowship will cover:
- transport (air/train ticket, petrol, etc.) to/from the host institution for the
Fellow, up to three accompanying dependents (a spouse, two children) and an
in-country nanny, at a maximum cost of USD 6,000;
- transportation and accommodation to enable the Fellow to present work
funded by the fellowship at one international conference (up to USD 2,000);
- a living stipend for the Fellow (USD 12,000) plus a supplemental stipend for up
to three accompanying dependents and nanny (up to USD 6 000); and
o funding for project-related activities.
- The actual amount provided to each Fellow will depend on the budgets submitted when
applying (see Application procedure).
- An initial lump sum, dependent on the submitted budgets, will be paid to each Fellow
within a month of the fellowship start date. The balance will be paid in two installments,
per a schedule defined by AIMS NEI and contingent on the receipt of satisfactory
progress reports from the Fellow (see Expectations).
- Fellows are responsible for complying with applicable tax laws.
- All air tickets will be bought on the Fellow’s behalf by AIMS NEI.
- Fellows will be required to submit receipts for all equipment purchased with funds from
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