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2019 UNFCCC Climate Talks (COP25)

Santiago, Chile | 7 - 14 December 2019


Overview

The University of Melbourne Faculty of Science is supporting a Global Voices Scholarship for a Masters student to attend the 2019 UNFCCC Climate Talks (COP). The Scholarship Program includes attendance at both a domestic and international delegation, as well as private meetings with subject matter and policy experts, esteemed academics, Commonwealth Government Departmental Secretaries, Members of the Australian Parliament, and leaders of civil-society and private organisations. 

Scholarship Program Components:

  • Global Voices Policy Fellowship

  • Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings Program

  • Attendance at the 2019 UNFCCC Climate Talks (COP25)

The Policy Fellowship allows the successful applicant to develop research, analysis and policy-writing skills through developing a policy paper related to the delegation agenda. Your paper will include specific recommendations for domestic policy application.

The UNFCCC Climate Talks is a unique opportunity for students interested in and passionate about making meaningful change in global climate policy. Suitable for students from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds. 

The Scholarship is fully funded and includes all domestic and international flights, accommodation, breakfasts, visas, insurance, and registration fees.

Eligibility Requirements

The Global Voices COP25 Scholarship is open to all University of Melbourne Master of Environment students. 

Candidates must also be: 

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Aged 18 to 30 years

  • Available to travel to Canberra and Chile for the specified dates

  • Able to commit 5 hours a week to completing the Policy Fellowship.

Timelines

Applications Close: Midnight AEDT, Sunday 4 August

Applicants Informed of Outcome: Mid August

Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings: Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 September 2019

UNFCCC Climate Talks: Saturday 7 - Saturday 14 December 2019

Before applying, please download and read the Application Instruction Pack.


Applications Close: Midnight AEDT, Sunday 4 August