Applications for The African Climate Change Fellowship Programme (ACCFP)

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    The African Climate Change Fellowship Programme (ACCFP) invites applications for the first of two
    overlapping rounds of Fellowships to be offered in 2011 and 2012. ACCFP Fellowships provide experiential
    learning, education, research and training opportunities to African professionals, researchers and graduate
    students to enhance their capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge for climate change adaptation in
    Africa. Upcoming rounds of the ACCFP are managed by the Institute of Resource Assessment at the University of Dar Es Salaam (IRA-UDSM) and implemented in partnership with START with funding from Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA).
    This May 2011 call solicits applications for Adaptation Science Fellowships and Adaptation Policy
    Fellowships. African graduate students, early to mid-career professionals, scientific researchers and
    university educators are eligible to apply. Applications are particularly encouraged from women and
    traditionally under-represented regions and countries in Africa. The ACCFP will support clearly defined
    activities that advance the spirit and objectives of each specific Fellowship type as described herein.
    Fellowships awarded for the 2011/2012 period will range from four to eight months in duration with
    maximum award amounts from $10,000 – $15,000 USD, depending on Fellowship type. The timing of when
    Fellowships may begin and end is flexible within the constraints that follow. Fellowships awarded as a result
    of this May 2011 Call may not begin before 1 September 2011, and all Fellowships must be completed by 15 May 2012. Applications must be submitted to the ACCFP Secretariat no later than 05 June 2011
    (guidelines enclosed).
    This document identifies the goals and objectives of available ACCFP Fellowship types; describes the specific context, challenges and questions to be addressed by 2011/2012 ACCFP Fellows; defines Home and Host Institutions and approaches to identifying appropriate Fellowship Hosts; and provides guidelines for
    applicant eligibility as well as preparation and submission of Fellowship applications. The next ACCFP Call for Applications is expected in late 2011 and will include an education/curriculum development component.
    Please carefully read this Call for Applications in its entirety to decide if it applies to you. Questions about this
    May 2011 Call should be directed to accfp2@gmail.com or accfp@ira.udsm.ac.tz.


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