For the research track, the AFFP invites PhD candidates, post-graduates and early career researchers from developing and emerging countries to apply for the programme and receive funding to carry out research related to climate change adaptation finance.
The objective is to make sure that the young researchers are equipped with in-depth understanding of the mechanics of climate change adaptation and adaptation finance, particularly the knowledge and vision of how to support adaptation projects in their respective home countries. Moreover, this program aims to provide these fellows with opportunity to engage in a constructive dialogue with each other, which ultimately would result in a creation of network of well-versed researchers who are committed to adaptation finance. The fellows in the research track are required to discuss research idea and present research paper to fellows from other tracks to link it to policy or business angle. Further, fellows are expected to participate actively at the training sessions and integrate their knowledge into webinars, blogs, policy briefs and/or discussion paper. For the Research Track, the AFFP seeks to recruit six (6) fellows for the second cohort 2018/2019, starting September 2018.
Each research fellow will receive a maximum research grant of USD 16,000 which will be paid in three installments according to the progress of research work. Research grants must be used for the activities directly associated with field research or desk-based research, survey cost, compensation for research assistants, software purchase, the dissemination of research findings, and other research expenses. Research funds may not be used to fund applicants’ salaries, tuition fees or other training costs.
Applicants for the Research track should fulfil the following requirements:
- Be a PhD candidate or a mid-career researcher from a development country working in climate change adaptation and / or finance at universities, public/private research institutes or action research NGOs.
- Having done research and publish at least 2 papers on climate change or climate adaptation (in English). Research experience in adaptation finance will be given special consideration.
- Concrete adaptation finance related research proposal and an academic supervisor providing a reference letter.
- Showing strong motivation and commitment to take responsibility and to stay with the programme.
- Citizen of a developing or emerging country.
- Proficiency in English (both written and oral)
Please also download the Budget Template before starting your application.
Remark: Selected candidates cannot change from Research Track to Policy or Business Track