Since 1989 MAB has been providing young researchers each year with awards of up to US$ 5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources, and biodiversity. Through the MAB Young Scientists Awards, MAB is investing in a new generation of scientists worldwide because we think well-trained and committed young people are key to addressing ecological and sustainability issues.

Benefits

  • This opportunity will help the youngsters to identify and assess the changes in the biosphere resulting from human and natural activities and the effects of these changes on humans and the environment, in particular in the context of climate change.
  • It will also give the opportunity to study and compare the dynamic interrelationships between natural/near-natural ecosystems and socioeconomic processes, in particular in the context of accelerated loss of biological and cultural diversity with unexpected consequences that impact the ability of ecosystems to continue to provide services critical to human well-being.
  • Awards up to US$ 5,000 in support of your research on ecosystems, natural resources, and biodiversity.

Eligibilities

  • 1.Award applications must be made on the MAB Young Scientists Award application form (in English or French) and follow-up technical requirements stated there.
  • The application must be endorsed by the applicant’s MAB National Committee*, which may endorse only two applications per year from applicants who are not older than 35 years of age (at the closing date of the application).
  • Applications must contain concise information on the past and existing research in areas concerned in order to present linkages and avoid duplications and financing of projects already carried-out.
    • Priority is given to interdisciplinary projects carried out in biosphere reserves designated under the Man and the Biosphere Programme or potential biosphere reserves and which contribute to the implementation of the LAP and the SDGs. In this regard, applicants shall identify in their applications if and how their research contributes to the research-related actions of the LAP and to the SDGs.
  • Applicants from developed countries are eligible for Awards only in exceptional cases or if working in joint partnership with developing countries.
    • Awards are set at a maximum of US$5,000 each.
  • Research supported by an Award should be completed within two years.
  • Candidates must accept to submit reports of Award-funded research to the MAB Secretariat in Paris and to their MAB National Committees*, and agree to the possibility of UNESCO publishing the results of their research.
Eligible Regions: Open For All

Application Process

Applicants must follow the procedure from the Apply Now link.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017 (86 Days Remaining)

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