IPBES Call for Young Fellows for Regional and Land Degradation/Restoration Assessments

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem ServicesThe Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is implementing a pilot fellowship program on assessments. Currently, 32 pro bono fellowships are being offered to enable young scientists to take part in the work of IPBES. Fellowships are being offered for the four regional and sub-regional assessments (Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration. These will begin in summer 2015 and run until the end of 2017.

Teams of leading experts from a range of disciplines and from all parts of the world will write the aforementioned assessments; the selected fellows will work and interact as members of these teams. Through their involvement in IPBES, fellows will gain an understanding of a major assessment process, pressing environmental, policy, social and economic issues facing our world, and options for action. Fellows will also have the opportunity to network with a wide range of colleagues, which could be of great value in their future careers.

Interested fellows are requested to fill out their application on-line no later than 31 May 2015.

For more information, including the application form, selection criteria, and assessment information, please visit IPBES Website here.