We are looking for partners who work with fishing, hunting-gathering, and pastoralism communities. Geographical locations are restricted to the Polar regions, North America, Central and Northern Asia (including Mongolia, Northwest China and Inner Mongolia of China), The Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, and the Sahara region of Africa.
Other selection criteria:
- Graduate students enrolled in a related Ph.D. program, early career scholars, and practitioners with an established field site and interests in LICCI (regardless of citizenship or nationality).
- Applicants must have previous fieldwork experience. Preference will be given to those who have knowledge and practices of semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Preference will also be given to those who work with Indigenous Peoples and local communities in a well-established field site.
- Applicants must at least have the intermediate level of English. Fluency in the language of the field site you propose to work in is a plus.
What we expect: Selected partners should…
- be able to attend the week long training workshop (in English), which is scheduled to November (18th-22nd) of 2019 in Barcelona (UAB campus), Spain. The project will cover all expenses related to attending the workshop, including flight tickets, lodging, and food.
- be able to follow a set of standard protocols designed by the LICCI team to collect data on local indicators of climate change impacts. The estimated length of fulfilling the data collection process is approximately 1- 2 months.
- be able to deliver the complete data set within a year after attending the training workshop.
What we offer: Selected partners will…
- receive a one-time payment of €5,000 (Five-thousand Euros/gross) after the submission of the data set within the required timeline.
- be invited to a writing workshop in Barcelona (UAB campus) after data collection is finished.
- be invited to collaborate on publications related to the data collected for LICCI project.
If you are interested, check the full requirements here. The application will be proceeded on a rolling basis, and will be closed on September 8th, 2019 (11:59pm Central European Summer Time). All application materials must be formatted as a single PDF file (Last name_First name_LICCI) and sent to email@example.com.
If you are not selected for the direct training and the data collection task, there are other options for you anyhow:
Massive open online course:
The 3 training sessions and protocols will be recorded and shared for independent collaboration. By understanding the protocols and their usage you will be able to make use of the data created through the LICCI Project.
LICCI Collaborative Science Platform:
We are developing a digital platform for data collection and usage for citizen scientists and researchers. Via a web application anyone will be able to record local indicators if climate change impacts in their environment. Social features will allow users to communicate and collaborate form groups and create projects.