Apply for Young Scientists Programme and Join IRDR Family!

Apply for Young Scientists Programme and Join IRDR Family!

Deadline: December 10, 2016

Application is open for the Young Scientist Program at the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR). IRDR, with its mandate for integrated and trans-disciplinary research, would like to promote capacity building of young professionals, and encourage them to undertake innovative and needs based research which makes science-policy and science-practice linkages stronger.


  • Contribute to innovative research in the field of disaster risk reduction;
  • Be the ambassador of IRDR in different conferences and/or social media;
  • Develop and contribute to networking of young professionals;
  • Submit a 6-month report of activities in the prescribed format of IRDR;
  • Acknowledge the contribution of IRDR in the academic paper, thesis etc.


Once selected, as fellow can be an “IRDR Young Scientist” for a period of maximum three years. The fellow will receive the following benefits:

  • Link to IRDR network of professionals and practitioners;
  • Access to IRDR Scientific Committee (SC) for academic support / advice;
  • Participation in IRDR related training programs (there would be a different selection process for each of the training program);
  • A certificate for IRDR Young Scientist upon successful completion.


  • Applicants should be less than 40 years on the date of application;
  • There is no bar on nationality;
  • The candidate needs to be affiliated with an academic program (either master or doctorate) either as a student or as a young faculty;
  • The subject of research needs to be related to disaster risk reduction and its link to broader environment and development issues;
  • Must be endorsed by academic supervisor (for student) or head of the department /graduate school (for the young faculties).
  • Duration: Minimum 1 year, and maximum 3 years. The applicant can make their choice, and the final decision will be made by IRDR.

Application Process

The following materials are required for a complete application:

  • Application Form;
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae;
  • Detailed Research Plan (10 pages Maximum);
  • Recommendation/Endorsement Letter from the Supervisor;
  • Copy of Student/Faculty ID Card

Applicants should submit the materials to [email protected]

For more information, visit Young Scientists Programme.