The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) calls interested female scientists to apply for the third round of the AIMS-NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS). Climate change – including global warming – poses significant threats to humanity.
Documented impacts of global warming include an increased frequency and severity of heatwaves across the globe and frequent droughts, both of which exacerbate food insecurity and health problems in many parts of the world, particularly in Africa. The AIMS-NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS) seeks to increase women’s participation in, and contribution to, to a more sustainable societal response to climate change.
To be eligible for AIMS-NEI Fellowship Program, applicants must be
- In possession before the fellowship start date of a doctorate in a quantitative discipline, including but not limited to applied mathematics, climatology, physics, computational chemistry, statistical ecology, computer science, theoretical biology, and engineering.
- Currently employed, on either a permanent or a temporary basis, in a non-profit work environment, including government.
- Actively engaged in research, policy, and/or practice relevant to climate change modelling, mitigation, adaptation, and/or resilience among others.
- The lead and/or senior author of at least one refereed publication on a topic relevant to climate change modelling, the causative factors of climate change, climate change mitigation, adaptation, and/or resilience etc.
To apply, please complete this online application form and submit by 31 July 2021, 23:59 CAT with the following documents attached:
- Completed personal details form, including a detailed budget for all non-project-related activities;
- A completed project proposal form, including a detailed budget for all project-related activities.
- A curriculum vitae
- An electronic copy of a representative publication in climate change modeling, its causes, climate change mitigation, adaptation and/or resilience in which the applicant is the lead and/or senior author.
All reviews done by the Selection Committee members and other reviewers will be based on the following criteria
- Quality of applicant: academic qualifications; quality of publications; experience in climate change-related work; real-world impact and recognition of prior work (e.g. through awards).
- Quality of proposed project: relevance to climate change modelling, practice and policy; strength of connection to the mathematical sciences; experience of applicant in project topic; quality of project design; feasibility; suitability of proposed host institution environment and of named collaborator; quality and realism of budget projections.
- Potential impact of proposed project on scientific knowledge, practice and policy.
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