The European Space Agency's Climate Change Initiative (CCI) welcomes project proposals from early-career researchers to a new fellowship call to implement leading-edge research that contributes to the aim of the CCI's programme.

Deadline to submit is 8 August 2020.

To date, the CCI has funded 13 research fellowships to improve and exploit ECV products. Successful research projects will make use of ESA data and Earth Observation assets and be undertaken over a two-year period, starting in January-March 2021. Up to €99000 is available per project which shall be co-funded by a host institution.

Thematic areas of particular interest

  • Exploiting Essential Climate Variable (ECV) products from CCI for improved understanding of climate change
  • Examining cross-ECV consistency and multiple ECV use (those under the CCI Programme in particular)
  • Enhancing interactions between CCI members and other Earth science laboratories, research centres and universities

Projects that address cross-ECV research topics are also welcome ranging from teleconnections, tipping points, ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions, ocean surface currents, sea level budget closure, atmospheric trace gases, land-atmosphere exchange, terrestrial hydrology, to climate and human health.

Application information

This call is open, and proposals may be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until the closing date of 8 August, 2020 (at 24:00 CEST).

To respond to this call candidates must submit all of the documents described in Section 2.2 of the Call for Research Proposals (Appendix 1). Click the button below to access the research proposal package, including the corresponding appendices.

See the Official Research Fellowship Call & Apply


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