CLIFF-GRADS Scholarships 2020 for PhD Studies in Agriculture and & Climate Change Migration for developing country’s students. Deadline : April 1st, 2020
The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are pleased to announce that the Round 4 of the CLIFF-GRADS programme is now open!
Fifty-four exciting research opportunities in livestock, soil, rice, modelling and agroforestry are available this round.
Application deadline and notification: The deadline for applications is the 1st April 2020. You may only submit one application, please ensure you have prepared the necessary documentation when you begin your application. Successful applicants will be notified in June 2020.
Application instructions and required documentation: CLIFF-GRADS is a very competitive scholarship. We are unable to consider applications that do not meet the exact application requirements. Therefore, please read the student call for applications carefully to ensure that we do not disregard your application.
There are 54 CLIFF-GRADS research stays being advertised in this call. After reading the call document you must be prepared to list up to three research visits for which you wish to apply, in order of preference, before beginning this application form.
You will be unable to submit your application form until you have uploaded a single merged PDF document that includes the following:
i) your motivation letter as per the call document guidelines,
ii) a single page research CV, and
iii) a letter of support from your PhD research supervisor.
Previous winning candidates: In their motivation letter and CV, previous winning CLIFF-GRADS candidates have clearly outlined how their PhD research is relevant to the research visits for which they were selected. The most competitive applicants clearly demonstrated how their scientific, academic and personal skills made them the strongest candidate for their preferred research visits.
Selection criteria: The winning candidates will be selected based on the following three criteria:
i) overall level of research experience,
ii) relevance of PhD thesis topic or other research experience, and
iii) clarity of description of how the CLIFF-GRADS experience will improve your scientific capability and contribute to your career.