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Fellowships/Scholarships/Research Funding


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Three PhD studentships on the social and environmental outcomes of reforestation processes // 5 January 2023 Midnight (GMT)

The Sustainable Forest Transition (SFT) project is recruiting three full-time PhD students at the Global Development Institute (University of Manchester) from September 2023. These positions are fully-funded for four years. The scholarship is open to international students. The project will study the changing nature of forest cover and human development at unprecedented scale and detail in Mexico, Brazil, India and Nepal. Successful candidates will develop a collective programme of impactful and world-leading research to support communities, governments, and practitioners achieve simultaneous improvements in forest cover and human development. Candidates must have strong quantitative skills and experience of handling and analysing datasets from diverse sources (e.g., remote sensing data and/or representative household surveys), acquired through relevant postgraduate training (e.g., in political science, economics, or geography).

Institution:  Sustainable Forest Transition (SFT) Project at the Global Development Institute (University of Manchester), School of Environment, Education & Development (SEED)   
Closing date:  5 January 2023 Midnight (GMT) 

Contact:  Dr. Johan Oldekop, johan.oldekop(at)


Power of One PhD Fellowship // 1 February 2023

The Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR) at Utah State University (USU) is offering a PhD program for a student from a developing nation. The assistantship covers tuition and fees, health insurance, books and materials, housing and food, and a significant research support component for up to 4 years. On an annual basis, the total award is approx. $26,000 for stipend, $11,750 for tuition, health insurance, and fees, and $17,100 for research and outreach activities for up to 4 years. The goal is to combine scholarship with real-world impact.

Before beginning the formal application process, student candidates must establish contact with a QCNR faculty member who is able and willing to serve as their graduate advisor for the program, then look through the department directories.Once a mentoring agreement from a faculty member is secured, student candidates can proceed to submit the standard application packet to the USU School of Graduate Studies,

Institution:  Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR), Utah State University (USU),

Closing date:  1 February 2023



Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture // 1 December 2022

The Center for Natural Carbon Capture at Yale University is accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The mission of the Center is to foster research on carbon capture and greenhouse gas reduction that will contribute to the design and implementation of climate solutions. We welcome applicants with research interests across the full range of disciplines related to the Center's three focal areas: Ecological and Biological Carbon Capture; Geological and Ocean Carbon Capture, and Industrial Carbon Utilization.

Candidates need to identify and contact faculty with the relevant expertise to discuss their proposed project and ensure the faculty member is willing and able to host them. Faculty hosts can be from any school/department at Yale, including the School of the Environment, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and any relevant department within the Faculty of Arts Sciences. If assistance is needed to identify or contact a potential advisor, please email Applications lacking a letter of support from a potential Yale faculty host will not be considered.

Institution: Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture,

Closing date:  1 December 2022, 23:59 pm ET