Student Research Bursary

The Climate and Disaster Governance Programme is offering research bursaries of up to US$1000 to support research at the national or sub-national level in developing countries on topics that fall under the four themes:

  • Citizen engagement and accountability in climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction policy processes

  • What role for social protection in reducing climate and disaster risk?

  • Opportunities for climate and disaster institution building in fragile states

  • Implications of international climate and disaster risk reduction policy frameworks

    Research topics that investigate cross-cutting issues related to Climate and Disaster Governance will also be considered.


  • Bursaries will be awarded for research conducted by developing country researchers in developing countries.

  • Bursaries will be made to: students engaged in post-graduate studies, non-students with professional development experience in relevant sectors

  • Bursaries can support existing or planned research projects that have been approved by a supervisor.

  • Research bursaries may be used for travel costs, translation, employing research assistants, equipment to use in the field, communicating the research and publication costs.

  • Bursary awards are for up to one year only from the date of award.

  • Successful applicants will be expected to produce a four-page report for the Climate and Disaster Governance programme, and to share their dissertation/ final research product, agreeing for the product to be shared through the Climate and Disaster Governance website if deemed suitable by members of the bursary award panel.

  • Where appropriate, successful applicants will be assigned a mentor linked to the Climate and Disaster Governance programme to help enhance the research.

  • Bursaries shall only be awarded if applications of a sufficiently high standard are forthcoming.

    Deadline: 31st July.

    For more information and application, visit: Student Research Bursary Website

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    PhD Scholarships,
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