Climate Food and Farming (CLIFF) Research Network Scientific Training and Research at CGIAR Centers 427 views

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The Climate Food and Farming (CLIFF) Research Network is inviting PhD students from developing countries, to apply for the CLIFF-GRADS program for 2018, if they wish to undergo short-term scientific training and research stays at CGIAR research centers, on topics related to measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems.

Grantees will be sponsored for 4 to 6-month scientific training and research stays, to collaborate with projects associated with Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA). Specific topics will depend on the student’s and host institution scientists’ interests (see the Official Website for a list of projects seeking to host students in 2018).

CLIFF-GRADS aims to build the capability of early career agricultural students in developing countries to conduct applied research on climate change mitigation in agriculture.


Grants of US$10,000 to US$12,000 will be awarded for 4 to 6-month scientific training and research stays. These grants are for supporting living and research costs at the host institution, including living and research costs at the host institution and all costs associated with that research, including travel, housing, meals, and research materials and services. They are not to be used for tuition or unrelated personal expenses.

Grant recipients will become members of the CLIFF network, which provides networking and collaborative opportunities with fellow students and leading experts.


Applicants must be currently enrolled PhD students in a field related to quantification of greenhouse gas emissions or carbon sequestration in agricultural systems, who are nationals of developing countries (eligible countries are all countries not listed as “high income economies” by the World Bank).

Scientific visits must take place during 2018. Each CLIFF-GRADS recipient will work directly with a research supervisor at the host institute.


Applications are to be sent via email by 31 December 2017.

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