CLIFF-GRADS program: Inviting applications for ‘CLIFF-GRADS scholarships for short-term scientific training and research stays on topics related to emissions and carbon storage in agriculture’.

Funding brief: The CLIFF-GRADS program invites applications from students from developing countries currently enrolled in PhD programs for short-term scientific training and research stays on topics related to the measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems.

Applicants should have a background in agriculture and climate change research and be pursuing graduate research related to agricultural greenhouse gas quantification.

The grants will be used to support living and research costs at the host institution. Grants may not be used for tuition or unrelated personal expenses.

Donor Name: CLIFF-GRADS program
Funding name: CLIFF-GRADS scholarships for short-term scientific training and research stays on topics related to emissions and carbon storage in agriculture

Deadline: 30th, September, 2018

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Funding limit: Selected students will be sponsored in the amount of 10,000–12,000 USDfor short-term (4–6 month) scientific training and research stays to collaborate with projects associated with CCAFS and GRA. Specific topics will depend on student and host institution scientist interests. A list of projects seeking to host students is included below under “List of research opportunities.”

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

Project start date: N//A
Project duration: N//A

Eligible organization: As below

Applicants must be currently enrolled PhD students in a field related to quantification of greenhouse gas emissions or carbon sequestration in agricultural systems.

Eligible Country: Applicants must be students from a developing country.

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How to apply: Please submit your application by email to Julianna White, Program Manager for CCAFS Low Emissions Development at

The application must include the following documents merged into one pdf file:
● 1-2 page motivation letter (described below)
● 1-page curriculum vitae that includes your contact details
● Letter of support from your university supervisor
● All applications must be in English

The motivation letter, which must be no more than two A4 pages, must include the following:
● Your name, citizenship and the country where you are conducting your graduate study
● The objectives of your graduate research
● The specific research opportunity (number and title) to which you are applying (see list). If you are interested in more than one research opportunity, please list your preferred research opportunities (up to 3) in order of preference.
● Your research experience with greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture or soil carbon storage in agricultural systems, as relevant to the research opportunity for which you are applying
● A description of how scientific training with CCAFS/GRA scientists will improve your graduate research.
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