Latin America Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Network Call for Proposals: Grants of up to 5,000 USD

Deadline: 31 May 2015

The Latin America Greenhouse gas Mitigation Network (LAMNET) Research Network is currently inviting students from Latin American countries, currently enrolled in PhD programs, to apply for grants to attend a short course on greenhouse gas mitigation and also to conduct greenhouse gas measurements in livestock and rice production systems.  The Grants are intended to support scientific training of PhD students from Latin America countries. Applicants should have a background in agriculture and climate change research and an interest in mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

During the course, students will learn approaches used in the Standard Assessment of Mitigation Potential and Livelihoods in Smallholder Systems (SAMPLES) research program to evaluate options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from rice and livestock systems.

Successful applicants will receive grants of up to 5,000 USD. The grant will be used to supplement costs for mitigation work being conducted in livestock and rice systems.

Focus Region: Latin America

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled PhD students.
  • Applicants must be students from and conducting their research in a Latin American country.
  • The grant money should be used to finance research on greenhouse gas measurements not tuition or other fees related to the degree.
  • Greenhouse gas measurements must be conducted in 2015.

How to Apply?

  • The application must include the following documents merged into one pdf file:
    • 1-2 page motivation letter
    • 1-page curriculum vitae that includes your contact details
    • Letter of support from your university supervisor
  • Applications could be in either Spanish or English.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email in June of 2015 and will be invited to attend a LAMNET-funded short course in July 2015.

For more information, please visit Latin America Call.