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African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI): Fellowships for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 19, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on April 14, 2020
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The AIMS-NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS) seeks to increase women’s participation in, and contribution to, a more sustainable societal response to climate change.

This fellowship program was made possible by a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada, and financial support from the Government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC).
It is part of a broader effort by AIMS-NEI to build the intellectual capital needed to better their understanding of the causes of climate change in Africa, and to solve the myriad challenges to Africa’s development resulting from climate change.

To be eligible, applicants must be:
1. Female scientists currently residing anywhere in the world;
2. 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;
3. Currently employed, on either a permanent or a temporary basis, in a non-profit work environment, including government;
4. Actively engaged in research, policy, and/or practice relevant to climate change modelling, mitigation, adaptation, and/or resilience among others; and
5. 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.

All reviews done by the Selection Committee members and other reviewers will be based on the following criteria:
a) Quality of applicant;
b) Quality of proposed project;
c) Potential im.pact of proposed project on scientific knowledge, practice and policy.

The fellowship is worth up to USD 35,000.

Successful applicants are expected to execute, in a suitable African host institution, a self-initiated project with the potential to contribute significantly to the understanding of climate change and its impacts, and/or to the development and implementation of innovative, empirically‑grounded policies and strategies for climate change mitigation, adaptation and/or resilience, among others.

Utilize This Offer

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is currently inviting interested female scientists to apply for the third round of the AIMS-NEI Fellowships for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS).

The application deadline is the 15th April 2020 at 23:59 CAT.

For more information please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 19
Mar 19

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 20
Mar 20

Hello Ana. Good morning and thanks for all these resources you post here for us. I will share it with those who are eligible. Thanks a million. God bless you dear.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 20
Mar 20

God bless you too.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 20
Mar 20

You're welcome dear

Jill Langhus
Mar 20
Mar 20

Thanks, Ana.