The IPBES Fellowship Programme provides an opportunity for outstanding early-career individuals from all backgrounds and disciplines working on biodiversity and ecosystem services to fully participate in IPBES assessments. Fellows gain first-hand experience in participating in major multidisciplinary scientific assessments while working with, and being mentored by, leading experts.
IPBES is currently seeking fellows to participate in two assessments to be launched in 2018:
- The methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualisation of multiple values of nature and its benefits
- The thematic assessment of the sustainable use of wild species
Selected fellows will take part as authors in the chapter of the assessment they are selected for. They will attend author meetings and receive training to gain an in-depth understanding of the IPBES assessment processes, and will be paired up with a mentor for the assessment period.
More information on the programme, including the open call, can be found here. The deadline for applications is 7 June, 2018.