Call for application: IRDR Young Scientists Programme (5th batch)

Source(s): Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
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IRDR Young Scientists Programme was initiated in 2016. After four batches of application, it is now community of 163 young researchers from over 40 countries. Our young scientists have participated in the research of IRDR DATA and RIA working groups, joined training programmes hosted by IRDR institutions and, recommended by IRDR, to to attending the international and regional DRR meetings and conferences. For more details of the activities of IRDR young scientists, please refer to the homepage of IRDR Young Scientists Programme.

IRDR has now entered into its Phase II with upgraded mission and functions based on A Framework for Global Science in support of Risk Informed Sustainable Development and Planetary Health, that has identified nine research priorities considering the dynamic risk landscape (ISC, UNDRR, & IRDR, 2021). IRDR believes that young professionals is one of the main pillars to support the implementation of the Framework. Thus, IRDR designs the actions to empower youth and young professional engaged in DRR through redesigning the IRDR Young Scientists Programme and expanding the alliance with DRR youth initiatives and network.

As an important part of this development, the 5th application of IRDR Young Scientists Programme now opens for application. Please refer to the Terms of Reference of IRDR Young Scientists Programme for the background and objectives of the programmes, and the selection, benefits and responsibilities of IRDR Young Scientists.

Postgraduates, PhD Candidates, Post-Doctors, and young faculties under 40 years old are warmly welcome to submit your applications and join IRDR family!

The applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. Application Form as provided
  2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  3. Detailed Research Plan_template
  4. Recommendation/Endorsement Letter (s)
  5. Copy of Student/Faculty ID Card


The applicants should submit the materials to before 31 August, 2023.

All applications will be acknowledged by emails from IPO. The result of panel evaluation will be communicated to every applicant by IPO in two months after the closure of the application. IPO will send the IRDR Certification Letter individually to the selected IRDR Young Scientists.


ToR & Application form 0.3 MB, PDF, English

Document links last validated on: 8 August 2023

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