African climate researchers and applied scientists are invited to apply for CSRP Fellowships in African climate science.
The fellowships are offered as part of the Climate Science Research Partnership (CSRP) between the Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK government. The CSRP aims are to improve the understanding and prediction of African climate on monthly, seasonal and decadal timescales and to strengthen climate science capacity in Africa.
The Call for Applications is extended to climate researchers and applied climate scientists/practitioners working in the field of African climate variability and change. Applicants must be resident nationals of an African country and the fellowship must be hosted at an African institute.
Three types of Fellowships are available:
Postgraduate Research Fellowships (maximum 12 months duration)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (maximum 12 months duration)
Applications Project Fellowships (maximum 6 months duration)
Through the CSRP Fellowships, successful applicants will have the opportunity to use CSRP research outputs (e.g. output from Hadley Centre climate and seasonal prediction models) to further their own research or applications project, interact with MOHC scientists and contribute to the overall CSRP research objectives.
Successful applicants will be funded to make an induction visit to the Met Office Hadley Centre, of up to 4 weeks duration, to learn about the CSRP objectives, retrieve data for the research/project and to help consolidation of their research/project plans.
Full details on how to apply are available in the Call for Applications. All required application documents are available below
The deadline for applications is 04 February 2011