Fellowships: Postgraduate Courses on Building Resilience to Climate Change


*CALL FOR APPLICATIONS*
Spring 2011 Postgraduate Courses on *Building Resilience to Climate Change*

28 February – 25 March 2011 / Tokyo, Japan

www.isp.unu.edu/cecar

*DEADLINE: 21 January 2011*

The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Tokyo, invites applications for the new intensive 4-week postgraduate programme on  “Building Resilience to Climate Change” developed under the framework of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR).

The new courses, conducted at UNU-ISP, cover a range of issues on sustainability and adaptation to climate and ecosystems change. Topics include:

·         climate and atmospheric science,
·         impacts assessment,
·         climate and society,
·         ecosystems resilience,
·         risk and uncertainty,
·         integrated solutions for mitigation and adaptation,
·         community-based adaptation strategies.

Students also will receive practical training in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing software.

*FELLOWSHIPS*

A limited number of fellowships (covering tuition fees and living expenses) are available for outstanding students from developing countries and who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. All students are expected to pay for their own travel expenses to and from Tokyo.

*ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION*

The programme is open to Master’s and Ph.D students who are currently enrolled in a university postgraduate programme and who have already identified their thesis topic prior to arriving in Japan.

Applicants must provide:

·         a completed Application & Fellowship Form with photo and
signature;
·         proof of enrolment in a master’s or Ph.D. degree programme;
·         original transcript of academic record;
·         a detailed proposal of their research topic, and explain how it
will link their current university thesis topic to that of climate change;
·         TOEFL scores or equivalent proof of English-language proficiency for non-native speakers or those who do not have an academic degree in an English-speaking country; and
·         minimum of two references; one from their supervisor and one from another faculty member.

For detailed information on the application and admission procedures, and to
download the application form, please visit the UNU-ISP website at:

http://isp.unu.edu/cecar

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