Deadline to apply: June 30th, 2023

To reduce connectivity barriers in an inclusive approach and promote carbon-conscious conferences, Adaptation Futures 2023 (AF2023) is pleased to offer a number of scholarships, valued at $125 CAD each, for free virtual participation in the event.

Everyone's experience with virtual communication is directly related to the connectivity and digital infrastructure of their location.

AF2023 offers a unique opportunity for participants with connection issues to attend the event and benefit from the sharing of expertise, skills and experiences by integrating a strong network in climate change adaptation.

Early career professionals, members of Indigenous person and minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Admissibility Criteria:
• Commit to be an active participant at AF2023
• Complete the questionnaire before the deadline (June 30th, 2023)
• Provide a statement of motivation explaining:

1. The relevance of your work to the conference goals and themes,

2. How much time and levels of engagement do you see yourself participating in AF2023 virtually,

3. The foreseeable connectivity and/or technical challenges for participating in AF2023 virtually and how a Connectivity Award will bring positive impacts to your professional development and the field of adaptation research, policy and practice.

Other Selection Considerations:
Given the competitive nature of the AF2023 Connectivity Awards, the reviewers will consider the following aspects to ensure AF2023 is inclusive and equitable:

• From a Low, Lower Middle or Upper-middle Income Country (World Bank Country Classification)
• Qualify as an early-career-professional (experience of full-time employment or doctoral degree granted within less than 5 years)
• Identify as an Indigenous person
• Self-identify as a member of a minority or underrepresented groups


Recipients of the AF2023 Connectivity Awards will be a part of the AF2023 Fellow program where the Fellows will receive tailored support for enhancing their AF2023 experience as well as specific information on relevant activities to strengthen the impacts of their conference participation (ex. pre-conference webinar, Masterclasses, mentorship, virtual networking events).

In seeing the Fellows as the future leaders of the Adaptation Futures community, we will invite the Fellows to share their experiences and help inform the capacity support offerings and community-building initiatives for the upcoming Adaptation Futures conferences. 

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* 1. Full Name

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* 2. Organisation

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* 3. Email

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* 4. Country of residence

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* 5. Do you qualify as an early-career-professional? (experience of full-time employment or doctoral degree granted within less than 5 years)

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* 6. Do you identify as an Indigenous person?

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* 7. Do you self-identify as a member of a minority or underrepresented groups?

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* 8. Statement of motivation (300 words max - See the instructions above):