Call for applications: Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Young Scientists Programmepublished: April 19, 2017
The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme has opened applications for the second round of its Young Scientists Programme.
Apply by June 30, 2017.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) calls for an enhanced role for science and technology for evidence based decision-making. It also urges the need for innovation and partnership, linked to practice and to diverse stakeholders. In line with its mandate for integrated and trans-disciplinary research IRDR would like to promote capacity building of young professionals, and to encourage them to undertake innovative and needs-based research towards the aim of strengthening science-policy and science-practice linkages.
- Increase awareness among young scientists about Sendai Framework implementation and provide opportunities for further engagement through the Young Scientists Programme on DRR
- Collate existing research knowledge on DRR and identify research gaps and priorities in relation to the Sendai Framework Priorities for Action
- Identify opportunities to fund continued multi-disciplinary research by young scientists and early career researchers
- Provide technical support to promising young researchers in DRR fields
- Build and foster strong and dynamic networks among worldwide experts and institutions in DRR fields
- Develop, over time, a community of high-quality young professionals that can provide support for policy-making decisions related to DRR.
IRDR Young Scientists will be selected for a maximum of three years, and will receive the following benefits:
- Link to IRDR network of professionals and practitioners
- Access to IRDR Scientific Committee (SC) for academic support an advice
- Participation in IRDR-related training programmes (there would be a different selection process for each of the training programmes)
- An IRDR Young Scientist certificate upon successful completion.
Responsibilities of IRDR Young Scientists:
- Contribute to innovative research in the field of disaster risk reduction
- Act as an ambassador for IRDR in different conferences and/or on social media
- Develop and contribute to networking of young professionals
- Submit a 6-month report of activities according to the prescribed format of IRDR
- Acknowledge the contribution of IRDR in academic papers, theses etc.
See the IRDR website for full details of how to apply, and eligibility criteria. Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2017.