Call for Applications: CLIFF-GRADS Scholarship 2020/2021: ROUND 4


Deadline: 1 April 2020


The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are pleased to announce that the Round 4 of the CLIFF-GRADS programme is now open!

Fifty-four exciting research opportunities in livestock, soil, rice, modelling and agroforestry are available this round.

Students from developing countries currently enrolled in PhD programmes in developing countries are invited to apply for short-term scientific research stays for training on topics related to the measurement, modelling and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and/or carbon storage in agricultural systems relevant to developing countries (this may be in the context of enhancing food security).


Individuals applying for the Programme must be citizens of developing countries, be undertakingtheir PhD in a University in a developing country and must not have previously been awarded a CLIFF-GRADS grant. Women are encouraged to apply.

Cost & Scholarship

Grants of $12,000 USD will be awarded to PhD students from developing countries for research stays that will be completed before the end of 2021. 


Applicants’ must complete the CLIFF-GRADS Round 4 online application form and submit the following necessary documentation merged into a single PDF file. Applications must be in English and applications that are in any other language will not be accepted.
- 1-2 page motivation letter (described below)
- 1-page academic curriculum vitae (CV / Resume) that includes your contact details
- Letter of support from your PhD supervisor at your current host university 

Read more information: HERE

Application form: HERE