- Host: AIMS-NEI
- Open to: All nationals
- Target: Women
- Deadline: 31st July 2021
Applications for the AIMS NEI Fellowship Program For Women In Climate Change Science 2021 are ongoing.
About the AIMS NEI Fellowship
The AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science aims to encourage female participation in and contribution to a more sustainable societal response to climate change. The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is happy to announce the third round of the AIMS-NEI Fellowships for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS).
Climate change – namely, global warming – poses grave dangers to humanity. Global warming has been shown to increase the frequency and intensity of heatwaves around the globe, as well as the frequency of droughts, both of which exacerbate food insecurity and health concerns in many regions of the world, most notably Africa.
The AIMS-NEI Women in Climate Change Science Fellowship Program (WiCCS) aims to improve women’s engagement in and contribution to a more sustainable societal response to climate change.
To be eligible for the AIMS NEI Fellowship, applicants must be:
- 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 modeling, 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 modeling, the causative factors of climate change, climate change mitigation, adaptation, and/or resilience, etc
All complete applications received by the application deadline will be screened for relevance by a Fellowship Oversight Committee. The Oversight Committee will send each application to at least two reviewers for reviewing and scoring based on a defined soring sheet. The reviewers’ scores and associated comments will be forwarded to an International Selection Committee. This Selection Committee will select and interview a subset of the applicants, and then choose and recommend to AIMS-NEI about four applicants deemed most qualified to receive a WiCCS fellowship. All reviews done by the Selection Committee members and other reviewers will be based on the following criteria:
- Quality of applicant: academic qualifications; quality of publications; experience in climate change-related work; real-world impact and recognition of prior work (e.g. through awards).
- Quality of proposed project: relevance to climate change modelling, practice and policy; strength of connection to the mathematical sciences; experience of applicant in project topic; quality of project design; feasibility; suitability of proposed host institution environment and of named collaborator; quality and realism of budget projections.
- Potential impact of proposed project on scientific knowledge, practice and policy.
For more information about the selection process and the committees mentioned above, please consult the following documents:
To apply for the AIMS NEI Fellowship, applicants must submit application attached with the following documents:
- completed personal details form, including a detailed budget for all non-project-related activities;
- a completed project proposal form, including a detailed budget for all project-related activities;
- a curriculum vitae; and
- an electronic copy of a representative publication in climate change modeling, its causes, climate change mitigation, adaptation, and/or resilience in which the applicant is the lead and/or senior author.
NOTE: Supporting documents should be saved as a pdf in the format: “name of the research program_type of_document_ AIMSentity/centre_monthyear of applying_first and last name of applicant.” For instance, “MS4CR fellowship_application form_AIMS-NEI_July2021_SarahJake”.
Applicants should request that three confidential letters of support be emailed to email@example.com, using as subject “MS4CR fellowship application support letter-first and last name of applicant” by the application deadline. Two of these letters should come from the applicant’s immediate supervisor at her home institution and the named collaborator at her proposed host institution. At least one letter should come from a referee who is qualified to assess the applicant’s experience in climate change research, practice, and/or policy. You should share with your referees a copy of the ‘Terms of Reference for Fellows’ and the ‘Instructions for Referees’ document. These can be downloaded on the website.
For more information visit the official website of AIMS NEI Fellowship