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Call for Application: PhD Scholarship on REDD for Developing Countries, 2013

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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) School of Economics and Business jointly offer PhD scholarship for 3.5 years on the topic of REDD+ (reference emission levels, drivers and incentive mechanisms). The scholars will spent time at UMB (Norway), CIFOR HQ (Bogor, Indonesia) and in the country of choice for fieldwork, (Indonesia, Vietnam, Tanzania, Cameroon, Brazil, Peru). The expected uptake date is August 2013. The application deadline is 11th April 2013.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is offered on the topic of REDD+ (reference emission levels, drivers and incentive mechanisms). The research spans across a wide range of topics, including environmental/resource/energy/climate economics and development economics.
Course Level: The scholarship is available for pursuing PhD program.
Scholarship Provider: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) School of Economics and Business jointly offers scholarship
Scholarship can be taken at: Time will be spent at UMB (Norway), CIFOR HQ (Bogor, Indonesia) and in the country of choice for fieldwork, (Indonesia, Vietnam, Tanzania, Cameroon, Brazil, Peru)

Eligibility: Applicants should have a master’s degree in economics or related field. Skills and experience in statistical analysis and in remote sensing are considered an asset. The assessment criteria will also include analytical abilities and grades, team-working skills, relevant experience, motivation and other factors that will increase the probability of a successful completion of the PhD.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of developing countries (Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe) can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) School of Economics and Business jointly offers a 3.5 year PhD scholarship on the topic of REDD+ (reference emission levels, drivers and incentive mechanisms).  CIFOR advances human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity by conducting research to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries. CIFOR is a CGIAR Research Center. Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, and we have offices in Asia, Africa and South America.

Duration of award(s): The position is for 3.5 years.

What does it cover?  A scholarship of USD 2,200 per month will be provided by CIFOR. Additional funds for travel and fieldwork are available. The scholarship grantee will be covered by the Norwegian Public Health and Social Security System while in Norway during study periods longer than 6 months.

Selection Criteria: The assessment criteria will include analytical abilities and grades, team-working skills, relevant experience, motivation and other factors.

How to Apply: Applications are to be submitted to: cifor-hr-jobs-at-cgiar.org. Please indicate the position in the email subject line. The application should include:

  • A letter of motivation and outline of possible PhD topic (maximum 4 pages)
  • CV, including list of publications
  • Transcript from master’s degree
  • Scientific publications (if any)
  • Maximum 3 letters of recommendation.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 11th April 2013.

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