Research and collaboration opportunities

City Diplomacy: A Melbourne Masterclass

The City Diplomacy Masterclass is an online professional short course offered in two streams: one for early career city diplomats and the other for established leaders. It is delivered by research and practice experts from the Melbourne Centre for Cities over a one-month period (total time commitment 48 hours) with four days of live interactive course delivery, combined with peer-to-peer learning and practical application of skills and knowledge.

The course will provide participants with access to world-leading evidence on the landscape of city diplomacy and global urban governance, develop skills relevant to their everyday practice, such as strategic international engagement and international negotiation, and support peer exchange of city diplomats across global North and South, for cities large and small.

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Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship

The Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship is offered to students from Pacific Small Island Developing States who intend to pursue a University of Melbourne graduate coursework or research degree in the fields that address the effects of climate change in the Pacific. The scholarship was established by the University of Melbourne as part of a joint initiative with the University of Cambridge, University of Toronto, University of Montreal, and McMaster University which received the endorsement from HRH Prince of Wales, a life-long supporter of sustainable causes and climate-change action.

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Office for Environmental Programs – Climate Change specialisation

The OEP offers flexible, multidisciplinary graduate degrees that will develop your knowledge and skills for professional practice in climate change and improve your capacity to work across disciplines for environmental decision-making. The specialisation is designed for students from a wide range of academic backgrounds who are seeking an interdisciplinary perspective on climate change for work in policy-making or business advisory roles.

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The CDRI fellowship program

The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) Fellowship Programme provides financial support, peer learning and capacity development opportunities to promote trasformative, actionable and scalable solutions for real world issues related to diaster resilience of infrastructure.

Eligiblity: Students, scholars, faculty and researchers from academic institutes; practitioners from government agencies, non-governmental, private and civil society organisations who are nationals of CDRI Member Countries.

Duration: 12 months, Grant amount: US $15,000

Closing Date of application: 9 December 2022

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Discover ways to develop your career as a climate change research leader with the Melbourne Climate Futures (MCF) Academy and doctoral program.