Application for Graduate Studies at EOCC

EOCC seeks 2-3 Ph.D. and master level graduate students in the fields of ecology, climate change, and earth observation in 2019-2020 fiscal year. The selected candidates will enroll in Atmospheric sciences (code: 0706) graduate program in CAS University (UCAS).

Requirements: Ph.D. level applicants are required to take examination of Ecology and Hydrology, or Gobal Change, or Climate Dynamics and Modeling; Master level applicants should take examination of Ecology and Hydrology, or Meteorology.

UCAS/IAP Graduate Program: See details here at

CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) offers a package of international fellowships, collectively called the “CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)”, to support highly-qualified international scientists and postgraduate students to work and study at CAS institutions and strengthen their scientific collaboration with CAS researchers. The PIFI program is available for four categories of international researchers and students: distinguished scientists, visiting scientists, postdoctoral researchers and international PhD students. For deatils, visit: CAS PIFI program.

China Government Scholarship for Foreign Students

China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides government scholarship to qualified international scholars and students for their study in China. CSC programs include regular, bilateral, and regional scholarships. Some of the scholarships are especially offered in ecology and atmospheric sciences.

You can get the up-to-date scholarship information by visiting or You can also consult the Chinese Embassy (Consulate General) in your home country or designated Chinese universities for your interested information. Usually the application opens between January and early April. Please follow the CSC guidelines to apply for approproate scholarship.

NSFC Research Fund for International Young Scientists

The Research Fund for International Young Scientists is provided by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) regularly at annual basis. The Fund supports foreign young scientists to conduct basic research in mainland China in all areas of science, engineering and health research which are covered by NSFC with the aim to promote sustainable academic collaboration and exchanges among Chinese and foreign young scientists. Grantees are also eligible for renewing the Fund once based on review and selection. Applicants with foreign citizenship should apply to NSFC through their host institutions in China. See most recent call here. Contact us if you seek host institute in relevant fields.

START Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship Program

The START Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship Program offers unique research, training and educational opportunities to Asian researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to enhance their capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge on critical issues of GEC and risk reduction in the Asia-Pacific. The PARR Fellowship Program includes two types of Fellowships: PARR Research Fellows and PARR Practice-Policy Fellows. The PARR Program is a currently pioneered by an international alliance of science-focused, research, education and capacity building organizations that share a common goal and complementary track records for advancing resilience and sustainability in the Asia-Pacific.

For more information on the PARR Fellowship Program, contact Sarah Schweizer at

USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Project Government Training Financial Support

Under a five-year contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that runs through September 2016, AECOM International Development is implementing the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Project (“Adapt”) to assist eligible countries to gain improved access to finance for climate change adaptation, and START serves as a partner. The Adapt Project has established a Government Training Financial Support Program, targeting government officials from 13 eligible countries in Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam). Interested government staff are invited to apply for training courses.  Read more about USAID sponsored training here.


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