The IPBES fellowship programme provides an opportunity for outstanding early-career individuals from all backgrounds and disciplines working on biodiversity and ecosystem services to fully participate in IPBES assessments. The fellows gain first-hand experience in participating in major multidisciplinary scientific assessments while working with, and being mentored by, leading experts.
IPBES is currently seeking fellows to participate in two assessments to be launched in 2018:
- The methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualisation of multiple values of nature and its benefits
- The thematic assessment of the sustainable use of wild species
Fellows selected to take part in the programme will participate as authors in one of the chapters of their assessment, participating in author and chapter meetings together with the rest of the experts undertaking the assessment. Fellows will also be invited to participate in capacity-building workshops bringing together fellows across all ongoing assessments to share experiences and learn about key cross-cutting and assessment specific topics.