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Regional forum on climate change : call for collaborative projects

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The Regional Forum on Climate Change, held at AIT, Bangkok on 1-3 July 2015, gathers more than 400 scientists, policy makers, national experts, media and other climate change experts for 3 days of exchanges on the role of science in elaborating public policies linked to the objective of COP21, with a special focus on ASEAN member states.

One of the overall purposes of the scientific event was to initiate a regional network of scientists and researchers in Climate Change studies, a pool of experts with the capacity to act as regional scientific advisors on their field of expertise in the long term.

To concretely implement this objective and foster the role of scientists in addressing climate change challenges and opportunities through collaborative research projects, AIT and the French MOFAID are launching the present Call for Research Projects in Climate Change Studies.

The Call expects to select 3 projects in the following fields, which present the most crucial research gaps and opportunities with regards to the expected COP21 international agreement : CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION and CROSS-CUTTING STUDIES.

The total indicative amount of the grant is up to Thai Baht 5.4 million (up to 150 000 UDS), to be equally distributed among 3 projects.

The Call aims at funding collaborative research projects involving at least 3 different research institutions : one research unit at AIT, one research unit from France, and one research unit from an Asian country. Team members should be high levels scientists acknowledged in their field. The role of science in the future is highly dependent on the training of the young generation : it is expected that each senior researcher will integrate a PhD student or a junior researcher to the project.

Projects should have clear public policies applications in the middle term.

The duration of each project is two years. The research grant covers for equipment, travel and trainee costs, as well as for other direct and indirect costs. Personnel cost (human resources) are not eligible to funding.

Please contact at scpo@ait.asia and CC : Secretariat, Philomene Robin, Program officer for STI- UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific / French Embassy in Jakarta, p.robin@unesco.org for more detail.

Term of Reference is available here.


  • Announcement : 3 July 2015
  • Deadline for submitting applications : 15 November 2015
  • Evaluation period : November 2015
  • Selection : December 2015