Call for Nominations of Fellows- Development of Scenarios on Nature and its Contribution to People

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in News, Nominations | 0 comments

Deadline: January 1st, 2019

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES; is an independent intergovernmental body dedicated to improving the use of science in decision making at all policy levels. The Ecological Society of America is assisting the U.S. government in identifying U.S. fellows to support the IPBES expert group dedicated to scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

The IPBES Fellowship Program is part of a larger capacity-building portfolio of activities, and targets early career experts who wish to gain experience by participating in the work of IPBES.  To learn more about the fellowship program, please visit (Please note that US scientists should apply through ESA, as described below).

The work would build on the IPBES methodological assessment of scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services approved by the IPBES Plenary in 2016 (please see here), and aims to catalyze further development of scenarios and models by the broader scientific community for future IPBES work.

The selected fellows will support the expert group on scenarios and models in this consultative process and in producing reports and scientific papers. Fellows will be given the opportunity to attend workshops, starting with the stakeholder consultation workshop scheduled in April 2019, and, depending on the capacity building program for 2019, may receive training on the IPBES assessment processes. This fellowship will initially be until the end of 2019, with the possibility of an extension subject to the outcomes of the seventh session of the IPBES Plenary.


Fellow nominees should ensure that they:

  • Are available to attend a one-week workshop tentatively scheduled in April 2019
  • Can make a commitment of up to 15 percent of their time during the fellowship, and
  • Have secured sufficient funding to support their participation

ESA invites interested fellows to apply online:


ESA will review your information.  In order for ESA to review your qualifications in time, we need your information no later than January 1st, 2019. We will not be able to review nominations received after that date.

Individuals who meet the criteria listed above will be notified by early January, and invited to submit their applications to IPBES via an online web form by January 15, 2019.

If you have any questions, please email them to

Thank you for your interest and support of this important international effort!

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