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Climate and Cryosphere Fellowships Program 2023


The goal of Climate and Cryosphere (CLIC) fellowships and grants is to increase the engagement of early career researchers (ECR) in CLIC activities and to promote the participation of scientists from regions currently underrepresented in CLIC, i.e., South America, Asia and Africa.

Climate and Cryosphere Fellowships & Grants Advertisement

  • Position(s): Several
  • Applications closing Date:  January 31, 2023.
  • Vacancy Type: Permanent/Temporary.
  • Company Name: Climate and Cryosphere

Proposed activities for fellowships may include:

  • Research visits to laboratories, research groups, etc
  • Research synthesis, fieldwork or analysis

Proposed activities for grants may include:

  • Promotion of best practice protocols on research in cryosphere regions attentive to societal and community needs and expectations
  • Educational activities/capacity exchange related to cryosphere research
  • Activities to promote leadership and project management skills
  • Research/activities to support participation in policy decision processes
  • Science communication efforts aimed at policymaking
  • Dissemination and outreach activities, e.g., production of media pieces about CLIC activities, research highlights, etc.


  • CLIC fellowship and grant awards up to a maximum amount of 20,000 Swiss Francs (CHF). If a strong case is made for a larger grant, it should not exceed 30,000 CHF. Co-funding with other sources is encouraged.


  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in a PhD program;
  • Those who have obtained a PhD within 7 years by the deadline January 31, 2023. The period exclude career breaks due to parental leave, health issues, etc.;
  • Applicants from underrepresented regions in CLIC, e.g. South America, Asia, Africa;
  • For fellowships: the visiting facility must differ from the applicant’s country of origin and current country of residence.

How to Apply

Before you start with the online application process, be sure to have the following documents ready. Follow the templates for the project description and activity description. Applications that do not follow the templates will not be considered.


  • Project description.  Download the Project template
  • Confirmation from the host institution. Download the Host Institution template
  • CV (max 2 pages)
  • For PhDs only: Letter of recommendation from supervisor

Save all these documents as one PDF file and name it: “LastName_Fellowship.pdf”, e.g., Gonzalez_Fellowship.pdf


  • Activity description. Download the Activity template
  • CV (max 2 pages)
  • For PhDs only: Letter of recommendation from supervisor

Save all pertinent documents as one PDF file and name it: “LastName_Grant.pdf”, e.g., Zhang_Grant.pdf

→ Click here to apply.

For more information, visit CliC Fellowships & Grants.


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