UNEP Certificate Course on Nature-Based Solutions For Disaster & Climate Resilience 2024 – APPLY NOW

The SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar (SVS) program is a capacity-building initiative of SCOSTEP. The SVS program complements the existing scientific program, PRESTO, and SCOSTEP’s public outreach efforts.

UNEP Certificate Course on Nature-Based Solutions For Disaster And Climate Resilience

NEP Certificate Course on Nature-Based Solutions For Disaster And Climate Resilience

The goal of PRESTO (Predictability of variable solar Terrestrial Coupling) is to identify the predictability of the variable solar terrestrial Coupling and its performance metrics through modeling, measurements, and data analysis, and to enhance communication between researchers and users.

The objective of the SVS program is to offer training opportunities to graduate students at well-established solar-terrestrial physics laboratories and institutions for periods ranging from one to three months. The training aims to help the recipients advance their careers in solar-terrestrial physics by utilizing the techniques and skills acquired during the training.


  • SCOSTEP will cover the cost of airfare, and it is anticipated that the hosting lab will cover living expenses (lodging, meals, local transportation, visa fees, and other incidental expenses). Trainees are expected to have their health insurance or make arrangements with the host institution.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This program welcomes applicants from all nations, with a focus on those from developing countries.
  • The program is available to Master’s and PhD students, with the condition that the individual has not obtained a PhD at the time of applying to the program.

Application Procedure

Prospective applicants are encouraged to reach out to one of the SVS program hosts to initiate the development of a project and coordinate the visit details. Following an agreement between the applicant and the host, the applicant must compile an application package, including:

  • A 2-page proposal outlining the planned work as an SVS awardee.
  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant.
  • Proposed dates for the visit
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor, confirming eligibility.
  • Letter from the host scientist or institution affirming the mutual benefit of the proposed work.

All the above documents should be combined into a single PDF file and emailed to one of the secretaries of the SCOSTEP President, Ms. Miho Sugiyama, using the provided email address. Applicants are advised to establish contact with the host institution well in advance of this deadline to ensure thorough consideration of their application.

Visit the official website of the SVS program for more information.

Application Deadline

February 15, 2024.

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