The CIRCLE Visiting Fellowship programme

  • One-year Fellowships have been awarded to support research proposals on the impact of climate change in Africa: 100 fellowships were awarded to 39 Masters-qualified researchers and 61 PhD-qualified researchers.
  • Fellowships were targeted at early career researchers in African institutions.

CIRCLE fellowship programme

Thematic areas

Coping with the effects of climate change requires strategic approaches by building capacity in multi and trans-disciplinary areas. It is for this reason that the CIRCLE programme offered fellowships in selected multidisciplinary thematic fields, including (but not limited to):

Water

Energy

Agriculture

Political economy

Health and livelihoods

Cohorts

Cohort 1

34 CIRCLE Visiting Fellows (CVFs) completed their fellowships at the beginning of 2016.

Key achievements of the first cohort:

  • 37 articles accepted by peer reviewed journals
  • 17 successful funding applications
  • 73 new research collaborations established
  • 114 conferences attended. 58 conference presentations/papers on CIRCLE research
  • 74 training events attended
  • 1 international conference organised by a CIRCLE CVF

The list of cohort 1 CVFs can be found here.

Cohort 2

37 CIRCLE Visiting Fellows (CVFs) completed their fellowships at the beginning of 2017.

Key achievements of the second cohort:

  • 40 articles published by peer reviewed journals
  • 14 successful funding applications
  • 44 new research collaborations established
  • 94 conferences attended. 35 conference presentations/papers on CIRCLE research
  • 55 training events attended

Cohort 2 fellows have now returned to their home institutions. In February 2017 they attended a CIRCLE workshop to develop their skills as future research leaders. The list of cohort 2 CVFs can be found here.

Cohort 3

37 CVFs commenced their fellowships at the beginning of 2017. Fellows attended the inception workshop in early February 2017, to prepare them for the year ahead. Cohort 3 fellows are now at their host institutions undertaking their research. The list of cohort 3 CVFs can be found here.

Key events

For an overview of key events over the course of the fellowship, please visit this page.