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The Commonwealth Futures Climate Research

The Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities in partnership with the British Council calls for applications for Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort. The Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort is seeking 24 talented climate and environment researchers committed to building climate resilience through multidisciplinary research.

The Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort is for passionate climate and environment researchers seeking to enhance their leadership and knowledge exchange skills. This unique Cohort will work together, and with experts from across the Commonwealth, to identify opportunities to engage and influence on issues of climate and environment in the lead up to COP26.


Throughout 2021, successful applicants will benefit from:

  • Funded attendance at COP26 in Glasgow, UK (travel restriction dependent)
  • Leadership training with a cohort of peers through virtual, expert-led workshops
  • Skills development for knowledge exchange and policy influence
  • The opportunity to conduct a peer-led research-to-action project with seed funding
  • Access to mentorship from an international network of climate and environment researchers through the ACU’s Climate Change and Resilience Network

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants will need to meet the following criteria in order to join the Cohort:

  • Based at an ACU member university.
  • Hold a Ph.D. at the time of application.
  • Be a post-doctoral researcher with no more than eight years of post-doctoral research experience working in the broad field of climate and environment research, who is in a funded research role until at least December 2021.
  • Have a letter signed by your head of department; supervisor or another senior member of staff supporting your participation in this project between March-November 2021.

Eligible Countries 

  • Applicants must be a resident of an ODA-eligible Commonwealth small state or resident of another Commonwealth country with a research focus applicable to an ODA-eligible Commonwealth small state (click here for a list of eligible countries)

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Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Open toAll
OrganizerACU and British Council



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