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The UN World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has opened nominations for the WMO research Award for Young Scientists. This yearly award, granted by WMO, aims to encourage young scientists, particularly in developing countries, to undertake outstanding research work in all fields of meteorology and hydrology. More information about the award can be found here.

In the effort of promoting excellent science undertaken by early career scientists, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) intends to provide informal recommendations to the nomination process - through WMO and/or the respective Permanent Representatives - on a few outstanding young scientists in climate research. Please note that a WCRP recommendation would not guarantee the nomination or granting of the award, as the final selection will be made by the WMO Executive Council. In the meantime, WCRP will continue to promote those identified candidates through its community newsletters and other media, to enhance visibility and opportunities for further engagement with related WCRP activities.

How to apply for the WCRP recommendation?
Send a short paragraph (0.5 page) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mentioning ‘WMO Young Scientist Award’ in the subject line of your email.
Please explain in the short paragraph your research background and your connection to meteorology or hydrology and WCRP climate science.
Attach a short CV and a recent scientific publication.

NOTE: the deadline is 14 November 2016.

Points for consideration:
- Read the WMO guidelines for the award carefully.
- Please note the WMO’s Award for Young Scientists application process must be done through the WMO Permanent Representatives – i.e. you can not apply directly.
- Ensure your research is connected to meteorology or hydrology, as desired by WMO.
- Preferably your research has a strong link with the WCRP Grand Challenges and/or Core Projects.
- Note that the final selection for the award will partly be based on a recent publication in an international scientific journal.

WCRP is looking forward to your application and will let you know if you are selected for a WCRP recommendation before the 30th of November.

Please don’t hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have further questions.

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