AGNES Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme (ECCF) Cohort 2 for early career researchers.

May 17, 2024

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Bursary Description

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 AGNES Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme. The African Group of Negotiators Experts Support (AGNES) Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme (ECCF) offerstalented young people from Kenya a unique opportunity to start their career at the interface between climate science, policy development and practice with the potential to emerge as next generation leaders. The Fellowship provides the opportunity to build an independent career and be to different working environments of decision making within the climate change learning landscape.The AGNES through its NDC Delivery Lab working with Partners support this Fellowship.

The NDC Delivery Lab is an innovative multi-sectoral approach that ensures the effective translation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) into high impact investments, delivery plans and on-the-ground implementation of climate action. It also provides an excellent opportunity for creative and innovative solutions to address the climate risks.

Aim of the Fellowship

The Fellowship will produce Kenya’s next generation of independent climate leaders well-equipped with a deeper understanding of climate science-policy-practice nexus – an approach critical for addressing contemporary and emerging climate challenges, facing Africa and Kenya, in particular. The Fellowship is aimed at talented Kenyan academically outstanding young graduates with the potential to become climate leaders in their selected field of specialization and provide the opportunity to build an independent career within the climate science-policy-practice interface.


  • Fellowship will last for a duration of 6 months (starting: 1st July, 2024, and ending: 31st December, 2024).
  • Fellows will be expected to participate full-time.

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must:

  •  be a national of Kenyan of NOT more than 28 years old and a holder of at least a bachelor’s degree or above from any field at the time of application,
  • be an early career researcher with not more than two years’ since completing their degree, by the time of application,
  • possess strong communication abilities, both written and verbal. Creative, innovative and critical thinking are essential to participate in the programme.

·    should be highly motivated to work and ready to learn in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.

Applicants who are currently employed are eligible to apply but should provide evidence of their employer’s willingness to grant permission for the duration of the Fellowship. Applicants should display a clear interest in the interface between science, policy, and practice.


  • A fellowship stipend will be paid to the selected Fellows as per the AGNES’ Human Resources Manual.

Application Procedure

A complete application package consists of the following three documents:

  • cover letter (maximum 1 page in length) setting out how your qualifications and future career goals match the requirements of the ECCF programme.
  • An up-to-date CV (maximum 2 pages in length);
  • Copies of all academic transcripts/degree certificates to date.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AGNES Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme