The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is pleased to invite early career African academics of postdoctoral standing to apply for the second round of the AIMS Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science. Applications must be submitted by the 08th September 2019, 23:59 CAT.
These Grants will support projects that are at the upper limit of the research-innovation value chain — i.e. projects that are likely to make a tangible impact. Such projects could be industry-led, community-driven, or policy-led, among other possibilities. These projects should make substantive use of mathematical concepts to provide solutions to climate change issues in Africa. Projects will be supported for a period of 6 to 12 months at a non-recurring maximum cost of USD 10 000 per Grantee.
This Small Research Grants Program in Climate Change Science is made possible by a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada, www.idrc.ca, and financial support from the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC), www.international.gc.ca, under the Mathematical Sciences for Climate Change Resilience Program administered by the AIMS Global Secretariat.
The Program is part of a broader effort by AIMS-NEI to build the intellectual capital required to increase our understanding of the causative factors of climate change, and address the myriad challenges to Africa’s development arising from climate change.
Six outstanding scientists have already benefited from this program. Meet the first cohort of Grantees and learn about their research .
Current call for applications
We are pleased to open the second call for application for the AIMS Small Research Grants program for Women in Climate Change Science. The application deadline is the 08th September 2019, 23:59 CAT.
The objectives of the AIMS Small Research Grants Program in Climate Change Science are to provide funding:
- to support the development of early career African academics of postdoctoral standing (or equivalent) who are seeking to establish an independent research/professional career in the climate change science discipline or the mathematical sciences with applications in climate change;
- for new and innovative cutting-edge projects, including industry-led, community-, and policy-driven projects in climate change science that make substantive use of mathematical concepts;
- to support proof-of-concept or pilot projects that are geared towards addressing a well-defined climate change challenge in Africa;
- for projects that will promote uptake of research-based outputs/results in climate change science for the benefit of countries in Africa and the world at large; and
- to increase intra- and inter-continental interactions between AIMS Centres of Excellence and other institutions.