IRDR Young Scientists Program

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IRDR Young Scientists Program

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is pleased to announce the IRDR Young Scientists Program. This program is open to postgraduates, Ph.D. candidates, post-doctors, and young faculties under 40 years old. The object of the program is to Increase awareness among young scientists about Sendai Framework implementation and provide opportunities for further engagement through the Young Scientists Program on DRR.

Who May Eligible:

To be an IRDR Young Scientist, following are the necessary criteria:

  • Age: Less than 40 years on the date of application
  • Nationality: There is no bar on nationality
  • Affiliation: The candidate needs to be affiliated with an academic program (either master or doctorate) either as a student or as a young faculty.
  • Research subject: The subject of the research needs to be related to disaster risk reduction and its link to the broader environment and development issues.
  • Endorsement: must be endorsed by academic supervisor (for the 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.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To apply, the applicants must download the application form and submit with the materials to


The applicants should submit the following materials:

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


Once selected, as a 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 the 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

Application Deadline:

The applicants should submit the materials to before December 31, 2018.

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