June 7, 2019   •   News

Meet the 2019 CLIFF-GRADS Awardees

The 2019 CLIFF-GRADS Programme is currently underway, with awardees travelling to various host institutions to begin their research journeys 

CLIFF-GRADS is an international doctorate scholarship programme designed to build the capability of early career agricultural students and graduate students in developing countries to conduct applied research on climate change mitigation in agriculture. It is is a joint initiative of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change (CCAFS)  low emissions development research and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA).

While at their host institutions, the awardees will learn more about various options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, as well how this relates to productivity and food security.

Scholarship recipients will work in a range of research fields including nutrient management, pasture management, soil and rumen microbiology, tropical agriculture, and greenhouse gas measurement. They will be introduced to novel climate change research and research techniques.

Some 212 applicants from more than 50 developing countries applied to this latest round of the programme, as compared to 65 applicants from 23 countries in the first round earlier last year. As such, 27 scholarships have been awarded to students from more than 18 countries in this second round.

Meet the 2019 awardees here.

Read more about CLIFF-GRADS on CGIAR’s website.