Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Fellowships & Grants 2021 (Up to CHF20,000)

Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Fellowships & Grants 2021 (Up to CHF20,000)
Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Fellowships & Grants 2021 (Up to CHF20,000)

Cutoff time: January 31, 2022

Applications are open for the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Fellowships and Grants 2021. The objective of Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) partnerships and awards is to build the commitment of early vocation specialists (ECR) in CliC exercises and to advance the cooperation of researchers from districts right now underrepresented in CliC, i.e., South America, Asia and Africa.

Applications for CliC partnerships and awards should address CliC’s new vision and targets as portrayed in the CliC Strategic Plan 2022-2031.

Proposed exercises for partnerships might include:

  • Research visits to laboratories, research groups, etc
  • Research synthesis, fieldwork or analysis

Proposed activities for grants may include:

  • Promotion of best practice protocols on research in cryosphere regions attentive to societal and community needs and expectations
  • Educational activities/capacity exchange related to cryosphere research
  • Activities to promote leadership and project management skills
  • Research/activities to support participation in policy decision processes
  • Science communication efforts aimed at policy making
  • Dissemination and outreach activities, e.g., production of media pieces about CliC activities, research highlights, etc.


  • CliC fellowship and grant awards up to a maximum amount of 20,000 Swiss Francs (CHF). If a strong case is made for a larger grant, it should not exceed 30,000 CHF. Co-funding with other sources is encouraged.


  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in a PhD program;
  • Those who have obtained a PhD within 7 years by the deadline January 31, 2022. The period exclude career breaks due to parental leave, health issues, etc.;
  • Applicants from underrepresented regions in CliC, e.g. South America, Asia, Africa;
  • For fellowships: the visiting facility must differ from the applicant´s country of origin and current country of residence.


Before you start with the online application process, be sure to have the following documents ready. Follow the templates for the project description and activity description. Applications that do not follow the templates will not be considered.


 Save all these documents as one pdf file and name it: “LastName_Fellowship.pdf”, e.g., Gonzalez_Fellowship.pdf


Save all pertinent documents as one pdf file and name it: “LastName_Grant.pdf”, e.g., Zhang_Grant.pdf

Apply Here

For more details, visit CliC Fellowships & Grants.



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