Open call for fellows to take part in the upcoming IPBES nexus and transformative change assessments
The IPBES fellowship programme provides an opportunity for outstanding early-career individuals from all backgrounds and disciplines working on biodiversity and ecosystem services to participate in IPBES assessments. The fellows gain first-hand experience in participating in major multidisciplinary scientific assessments while working with, and being mentored by, leading experts. The programme is an integral part of IPBES work on capacity-building, and aims at developing the capacities of fellows in undertaking assessments, thus creating a pool of experts suited for contributing to future assessments and promoting the work of IPBES in their home countries and institutions.
Candidates should be in the early stages of their careers, indicatively not older than 35 years of age and preferably not more than 5-7 years after having completed their academic degree. They should have expertise in one or more disciplines within natural science, social science or humanities, represent or have expertise in indigenous and local knowledge systems, and/or be policy experts and practitioners. Candidates will be selected based on their merit and academic qualifications and in their individual capacity as experts, with the view to achieve disciplinary, gender and geographic balance.
To apply to become a fellow follow these steps:
Contact your organization and/or the IPBES national focal point in your country and ask them to be your nominator.
Log-in to the IPBES website with your IPBES user (If you haven't got a user already you can make one in two minutes).
Fill in the application form at the bottom of the application page (you are welcome to apply for both assessments):
Nexus assessment: Application as a fellow for the nexus assessment | IPBES secretariat
Transformative change assessment: Application as a fellow for the transformative change assessment | IPBES secretariat.