Deadline- 15 February 2013
UK Department for International Development is offering funding for two year SICRISA (Support to Improve Climate Research and Information Services in South Asia) project
Through fellowships and residential writing workshops, South Asian scientists (including social scientists) will be trained and supported to: -Publish in peer reviewed journals, Write for different types of publication aimed at a range of audiences, Increase their influence on policy, Raise the profile of their research through the media.
The project is managed by a group of four institutions, all with considerable experience of capacity-building activities (including running writing workshops and supporting and mentoring authors for various types of publications), producing and editing special issues of journals on climate related issues, and working with scientists and the media to improve communication and understanding. These are Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK (lead partner), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Bangladesh
- Applicants must -be a citizen of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal or Pakistan and be resident in one of those countries.
- be working on climate change, preferably in relation to the South Asia region (which may extend beyond the four focus countries to other parts of South Asia), or, if appropriate, doing work on climate change beyond the region;
- be involved in a project on climate change that will produce a draft paper that can potentially be submitted for publication during the research leave enabled by the Fellowship.
- have excellent English in order to benefit from the fellowship or writing workshop, and to have an enhanced chance of success in publishing in an English-language journal.
- be committed to working with a mentor before, during and after the Fellowship, to complete the paper, and see it through the publications process.
How to apply?
All applicants must submit the following documents-
- A fully completed application form downloaded from the project website. This must be submitted in Word format (do not convert to pdf)
- A statement of support from the employer, including the arrangements that would enable the applicant to take up the fellowship
- A statement of the costs of time required for up to one month, and a clear plan of how that time would be used. This should be given in the application form. Evidence for these costs may be requested.
- If applicant would like to be considered for funding to improve/ expand/ analyse data, please also provide a short budget in the application form.
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