African Climate Change Fellowships

August 22, 2008.  

Applications are invited for the inaugural round of African Climate Change

Fellowships. The African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) aims to

support African professionals, researchers and graduate students to undertake

activities that will enhance their capacities for advancing and applying knowledge for

climate change adaptation in Africa. The program is jointly administered by the global

change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START), the Institute of

Resource Assessment (IRA) of the University of Dar es Salaam and the African

Academy of Sciences (AAS), with financial support from the

InternationalDevelopment Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada.


This Call for Applications is extended to researchers, scientists, and academics

working in fields related to climate change and climate change adaptation as well as

professionals and practitioners with experience and responsibilities related to policy,

planning or management of climate sensitive resources, sectors, systems or



A variety of Fellowship types are offered to support projects, research, and other

activities that advance adaptation in Africa. The Fellowships range in duration from 2-

18 months, and award amounts range from USD $5,000 - $36,000, depending on

Fellowship type. Eligibility is limited to citizens of member states of the African Union

who are 40 years of age or younger.


A description of each Fellowship type and instructions and guidelines for preparing

and submitting an application to be an ACCFP Fellow are provided in the 2008 Call

for Applications. The 2008 Call for Applications and other required application

materials are available on the Pan-African START Secretariat's website at:


All application materials must be received no later than 17 September 2008.

Applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

If you have questions about the ACCFP and this Call for Applications, or if you have

trouble accessing the ACCFP website and application materials, please contact the

Pan-African START Secretariat at



We ask that you please help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity to

other colleagues and friends. Forward this email to qualified individuals that might be

interested to apply!


Best Regards,

Clark Seipt

On behalf of START, IRA, and AAS




Günther Manske

Dr. Günther Manske