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Call for CCI Postdoctoral Positions

Call for CCI Postdoctoral Positions

The second Call for Research Proposals of the Living Planet Fellowship under the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) is now open.

The main objective of this initiative is to provide support to young researchers who have a doctoral degree and who would like to initiate a scientific career in the context of Earth Observation, Earth science and climate research. Candidate researchers shall submit research proposals addressing either or both of the following themes:

  • Exploiting Essential Climate Variable (ECV) products generated by the ESA 's Climate Change Initiative (CCI) for improved understanding of the climate system.
  • Examining Cross-ECV consistency and multiple ECV use (those under the CCI Programme in particular).

1. Call for Research Proposals Package

The Call for Research Proposals package is available on the Living Planet Fellowship website and includes the following documents:

Appendix 1: Call for Research Proposals 2015 (Including its Annex A: ESA Climate Change Initiative, Annex B: Proposal Template and Annex C: PSS form)
Appendix 2: Draft Partnership Agreement

In order to respond to this Call, the candidate must submit all of the documents described at Section 2.3 of the Call for Research Proposals (Appendix 1).

Your attention is drawn in particular to the requirement to submit with the proposal a specific statement from the Host Institution confirming acceptance of the draft Partnership Agreement (Appendix 2). Offers which include reservations to the Partnership Agreement will not be considered for evaluation.

2. Institutions Entitled to Participate in the Call

Any projects carried out under this call will be funded under the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) element of ESA's European Earth Watch Programme (Earth Watch). Earth Watch is an optional programme of the Agency, and participation in a project is restricted to institutions which have their registered office in one of the following Participating States: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

3. Closing Date

Your proposal and all supporting documents must be sent by e-mail to: by no later than 30 August 2015 (the Closing Date).

Any questions relating to this Call must be sent, by e-mail to not later than two (2) weeks before the Closing Date.