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The Call for Applications is currently open for the second round of the AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science. This programme of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Next Einstein Forum (NEI) seeks to increase women’s participation in, and contribution to, a more sustainable societal response to climate change.

This fellowship program is funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC). It is part of a broader effort by AIMS NEI to build the intellectual capital needed to better our understanding of the causes of climate change in Africa, and to solve the myriad challenges to Africa’s development resulting from climate change.

Applications are invited from outstanding female scientists currently residing anywhere in the world. 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.

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • female;
  • 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.

For more information including required documents and how to submit an application, please see the full Call for Applications attached here.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2019.