Thursday, October 3, 2013

DFID, ACU and AAS Launch £4.85 million Climate Impacts Research Capacity Building Programme in Africa

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) are pleased to invite you and/or your institution to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a new fellowship scheme and institutional capacity strengthening programme that will enhance research into the impacts of climate change.

The GBP 4.8m programme titled, Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE), is funded by the UK government and will strengthen both institutional and individual research capacity.  It will fund maximum one-year fellowships for 60 post-Doctoral and 40 post-MSc researchers and concurrently run a programme for strengthening institutional research management and support for early career academics. The fellowships will cover the full cost of a one-year placement at another (host) African institution and will commence in 2014. Full implementation of the programme will be contingent on sufficient interest and commitment being expressed by African institutions to host and nominate fellows and a large enough pool of eligible fellows.

For further information about this programme, please visit CIRCLE Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) or the CIRCLE webpage and read the criteria before submitting your EOI. To submit your EOI as a potential Host and/or Nominating/Home institution or as a Fellow, click on the relevant link below:

The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is 31 October 2013.

For further assistance please contact Dr Benji Gyampoh, or Ms Jay Kubler,

You are kindly requested  to assist by forwarding this call to all suitable institutions and/or individuals in your network.   

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