Climate Food and Farming-Global Research Alliance Development Scholarship 2019

Climate Food and Farming-Global Research Alliance Development Scholarship 2019: Student applicants from developing countries are hereby invited to apply for the Climate, Food and Farming-Global Research Alliance Development Scholarship (CLIFF-GRADS) for an intensive and robust scientific capacity development training and research which is targeted at the measurement and management of the emission of greenhouse gases and carbon storage in the agricultural structures. The prospectus student applicant should at the time of the application be currently enrolled in an academic institution to carry out a PhD research in the areas of agricultural greenhouse gas quantification or mitigation studies.

The CLIFF-GRADS is a collaboration of the Climate, Food and Farming Research Network and the Global Research Alliance Development Scholarship with the aim of offering grants to PhD scholars in the developing nations to carry out research and increase their capacity in the field of agricultural greenhouse gases quantification. The funding for the CLIFF-GRADS is made available by the Government of New Zealand, USAID and the CGIAR Trust Fund and bilateral agreements in backing of CCAFS.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): CLIFF-GRADS

Scholarship Type: Scholarship Grants

Scholarship level:  Postgraduate

Scholarship Worth: $10,000 – $12,000 USD

Subject Eligibility: Greenhouse gas emissions or carbon sequestration in agricultural systems.

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Students from developing countries

English Language Requirement: Note stated


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Application Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a PhD student in the field related to quantification of greenhouse gas emissions or carbon sequestration in agricultural systems.
  • Applicants who have held a previous CLIFF-GRADS scholarship or grant are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be from a developing nation.
  • Applicants are to note that the selection will be based on the overall research qualifications including relevance of thesis topic or other research experience to the research opportunity to which application is made
  • A statement of purpose on how the CLIFF-GRADS experience will benefit the student’s scientific capacity.


Application Procedure for the Climate, Food and Farming-Global Research Alliance Development Scholarship 2019


  • Applicants are to complete the CLIFF-GRADS students application online survey and submit the necessary documents listed below to [email protected]
  • All applications must be written in English and the under-listed documents converted to one PDF file.
  • 1-2 page motivation letter
  • 1 page curriculum vitae with correct contact details
  • Letter of support from your supervisor at your current host university.

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Important notice: The motivation letter must not be more than two A4 pages must contain the following:

  • The name of the applicant, country of origin and country where research is being carried out
  • The objectives of the graduate research
  • The specific research opportunity to which you are applying for. This should contain the name and title. If applicant is interested in more than one research opportunity, it should be listed in preferred research opportunities in order of preference.
  • Applicants qualifications to carry out research in the field of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture or soil carbon storage in agricultural systems, as relevant to the research opportunity for which applicant is applying for.
  • Applicant should provide a description of how scientific training with CCAFS/GRA scientists will improve their graduate research and impact their career.


Visit the official webpage for more information

Scholarship application deadline: 30th September, 2019

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