Due Date: September 30, 2018

Applications are open for the CLIFF-GRADS Scholarships for short-term clinical training and research study remain on subjects connected to emissions and carbon storage in farming. CLIFF-GRADS intends to construct the ability of early profession farming trainees in establishing nations to carry out applied research study on environment modification mitigation in farming.

CLIFF-GRADS is a joint effort of the CGIAR Research Study Program on Environment Modification (CCAFS) Low Emissions Advancement Flagship and the Global Research Study Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA). CLIFF-GRADS incorporates the GRA’s brand-new Advancement Scholarship and the CCAFS Environment Food and Farming Research Study Network with the typical objective of offering grants to finish trainees to broaden their understanding and experience in metrology of farming greenhouse gases.

Research study jobs are hosted by CCAFS and GRA members and partners. Financing for CLIFF-GRADS is supplied by the Federal government of New Zealand and by the CGIAR Trust Fund and bilateral contracts in assistance of CCAFS.


Selected trainees will be sponsored in the quantity of 10,00012,000 USD for short-term (4– 6 month) clinical training and research study remains to work together with jobs connected with CCAFS and GRA. Particular subjects will depend upon trainee and host organization researcher interests. A list of jobs looking for to host trainees is consisted of in the connected require propositions under “List of research study chances.”

The grants will be utilized to support travel to and living and research study expenses at the host organization. Grants might not be utilized for tuition or unassociated individual costs.


  • Candidates should be presently registered PhD trainees in a field associated to metrology of greenhouse gas emissions or carbon sequestration in farming systems
  • Candidates should be trainees from an establishing nation


Applicants will be picked based upon 3 requirements:

  • general level of research study experience
  • significance of thesis subject or other research study experience to the research study chance to which the trainee is using
  • clear description of how the CLIFF-GRADS experience will enhance the trainee’s clinical training


The application should consist of the following files combined into one pdf file:

  • 1-2 page inspiration letter (explained listed below)
  • 1-page curriculum vitae that includes your contact information
  • Letter of assistance from your university manager
  • All applications should remain in English

The inspiration letter, which should disappear than 2 A4 pages, should consist of the following:

  1. Your name, citizenship and the nation where you are performing your graduate research study
  2. The goals of your graduate research study
  3. The particular research study chance (number and title) to which you are using (see list). If you have an interest in more than one research study chance, please list your favored research study chances (as much as 3) in order of choice.
  4. Your research study experience with greenhouse gas emissions from farming or soil carbon storage in farming systems, as pertinent to the research study chance for which you are using
  5. A description of how clinical training with CCAFS/GRA researchers will enhance your graduate research study


Please send your application by e-mail to Julianna White, Program Supervisor for CCAFS Low Emissions Advancement at [email protected] Please likewise contact Julianna with concerns.

Effective candidates will be matched with a job and alerted by e-mail by November 30, 2018

For more details, go to CLIFF-GRADS Program

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