Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR): Inviting applications for ‘IRDR Young Scientists Programme’.

Funding brief: The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) calls for enhanced role of science and technology for evidence based decision-making. It also urges the need for innovation and partnership, which is linked to practise and diverse stakeholders. IRDR, with its mandate for integrated and trans-disciplinary research, would like to promote capacity building of young professionals, and encourage them to undertake innovative and needs based research which makes science-policy and science-practice linkages stronger.

Responsibility of IRDR Young Scientists
● Contribute to innovative research in the field of disaster risk reduction
● Be the ambassador of IRDR in different conferences and/or social media
● Develop and contribute to networking of young professionals
● Submit a 6-month report of activities in the prescribed format of IRDR
● Acknowledge the contribution of IRDR in the academic paper, thesis etc.

Donor Name: Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)
Funding name: IRDR Young Scientists Programme: Call for application (3rd Batch)

Deadline: The application deadline is Feb, 28th, 2018.

Funding details link:

Funding limit: Once selected, as fellow can be an “IRDR Young Scientist” for a period of maximum three years. The fellow will receive the following benefits:
● Link to IRDR network of professionals and practitioners
● Access to IRDR Scientific Committee (SC) for academic support / advice
● Participation in IRDR related training programs (there would be a different selection process for each of the training program)
● A certificate for IRDR Young Scientist upon successful completion

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: To be an IRDR Young Scientist, following are the necessary criteria:
● Age: Less than 40 years on the date of application
● Nationality: There is no bar on nationality
● Affiliation: The candidate needs to be affiliated with an academic program (either master or doctorate) either as a student or as a young faculty.
● Research subject: The subject of research needs to be related to disaster risk reduction and its link to broader environment and development issues.
● Endorsement: must be endorsed by academic supervisor (for student) or head of the department /graduate school (for the young faculties).
● Duration: Minimum 1 year, and maximum 3 years. The applicant can make their choice, and the final decision will be made by IRDR.

● Young researchers are encouraged to apply for IRDR Young Scientists from now.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail:

Other important link:

How to apply: The applicants should submit the materials to  before Feb, 28th, 2018.

The applicants should submit the following materials:
● Application Form (Young Scientists Programme Application Form)
● Detailed Curriculum Vitae
● Detailed Research Plan (10 pages Maximum)
● Recommendation/Endorsement Letter from the Supervisor
● Copy of Student/Faculty ID Card

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