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Call for Proposals for PhD Students from Developing Countries

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The CLIFF-GRADS program invites applications for short-term (4-6 month) scientific training and research on the measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems. Students from developing countries who are currently enrolled in PhD research related to agricultural greenhouse gas quantification or mitigation are eligible to apply. Applications are requested on either of two themes:

  1. Measurement and mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions or carbon storage in agricultural systems in developing countries, including in the context of enhancing food security;
  2. Quantification and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from reduced food loss in high emission supply chains (e.g. dairy, beef, vegetables, fruits) in developing countries, including estimation of costs and constraints to mitigation.

Selected students will be sponsored in the amount of 10,000 -12,000 USD.

The grants can be used to support living and research costs at the host institution and the grant amounts have been determined based on living costs estimated by the institution. Grants may not be used for tuition, university fees or unrelated personal expenses.

Applications must be in English and include the following documents merged into one PDF file:

  • 1-2 page motivation letter (described below)
  • 1-page curriculum vitae that includes your contact details
  • Letter of support from your PhD supervisor at your current host university


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled PhD students in a field related to quantification of greenhouse gas emissions or carbon sequestration in agricultural systems. 
  • Applicants must be students from a developing country.
  • Previous CLIFF-GRADS grantees are not eligible to apply.
Training: Measurement and Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Storage in Agricultural Systems