The trustees recognise that, if these objectives are to be met, there is a need to build the capacity of Nepali postgraduates to meet the challenges posed by climate change for mountain communities. The Trust is therefore able to provide funding for a limited number of postgraduates to help pay the expenses of their fieldwork and research, whether at MSc (or equivalent) or PhD level. Funds for postdoctoral research will also be considered. Where possible, The Trust tries to add a dimension to this process by sending UK postgraduates to “twin” Nepali postgraduates.
This process is intended
(a) to give Nepali postgraduates experience in computing methods, data gathering and interrogation, Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems and the like which are seen as essential tools in assessing and addressing climate change issues.
(b) It is intended to give UK students access to Nepali culture and insights into the complexities of issues which would otherwise be invisible to them in their research.
Recently the Trust has decided to widen the scope for applications to enable Nepali postgraduate students to apply via their university supervisors. To have the best chance, applications should be submitted before the end of September. In this case the application should contain (a) a CV (no more than two pages), (b) A concept note (no more than 2 pages) and (c) an endorsement from the applicant’s supervisor (no more than 1 page). The Glacier Trust will try, where appropriate, to liaise between the student, supervisor and an NGO to administer the grant.
Please note that the subjects for fieldwork scholarships should be broadly in the area of the effects of climate change on mountain communities and adaptation strategies or subjects relating to the furthering of these studies.
For more details: http://theglaciertrust.org/