ACDI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Climate and Development 2021/2022 is now open for application. A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PDRF) is to be organized by the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) which is to be funded through the Carnegie Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) program.
About the ACDI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Climate and Development 2021/2022
The aim of the DEAL program is to embed early career researchers within accredited research groupings at the University of Cape Town. This is to provide support for their development as the next generation of African researcher leaders.
The aim of the post-doctoral fellowship is to enable a recently graduated Ph.D. researcher to develop his/her own independent research. The research is to be conducted within one of ACDI’s priority thematic areas and is to be done under the guidance of a senior academic and research staff within the network of ACDI.
The fellowship needs candidates who propose an innovative initial two-year research program in any of the underlisted:
- Modeling and assessment of climate risk in Africa
- Synergies in poverty, inequality, and climate action
- Governance of interacting climate and other societal crises
- Economics and financing of climate adaptation
- Nature-based solutions for climate change
- The fellowship value is R300,000 per year and it is payable as a tax-free stipend
- The validity of the fellowship is two years and it continues into a second year only on the condition of achievement of agreed outputs.
A focus is placed on African early career researchers by the Carnegie Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) so application from citizens of South Africa and other African countries is particularly encouraged.
- Possession of Ph.D. by applicant awarded within the previous four years. The degree should fall within the field of social science or natural science that is relevant to the research theme that the candidate desires to work within.
- Given the applicant’s career stage, a strong publication record is required
- Applicants’ desire and ability to work in an interdisciplinary research team setting should be shown.
- Applicant must possess the excellent organizational capability and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
- Applicant must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
- An experience by applicants in facilitating multi-stakeholder processes
- An experience by applicants in the translation of research into knowledge for policy and practice
In advance to submitting applications, candidates are strongly encouraged to discuss potential research areas with potential ACI mentors as follows:
- Professor Sheona Shackleton: Nature-based solutions for climate change (email@example.com)
- Professor Mark New: Economics and financing of climate adaptation (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Professor Gina Ziervogel: Governance of climate and non-climate risks (email@example.com)
- Britta Rennkamp (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Jiska de Groot (Jiska.email@example.com), Dr. Nadine Methner (Nadine.firstname.lastname@example.org) : Synergies in poverty, inequality and climate action
- Professor Mark New (email@example.com) and Christopher Trisos (firstname.lastname@example.org) : Modelling and assessment of climate risk in Africa
Combined into a single PDF, applicants are required to submit the following:
- An application letter that has as part of its content a short description of the applicant’s expertise and research interest and how they relate to the position
- Applicant’s CV which includes a publication list
- Copies of the applicant’s academic transcripts and/or certificates
- The email addresses of a minimum of two references who are involved directly in the applicant’s PhD and/or previous postdoctoral research.
Application closes on December 22nd 2020. Any application submitted late may be considered if the position applied for have not been filled.
Visit the official webpage via this link for more information