New CCI call for post-doctoral research fellowship proposals


12 May 2020

ESA's Climate Change Initiative is pleased to announce a call for post-doctoral research fellowship proposals. Early-career researchers interested in the fields of earth observation and climate are invited to submit project proposals to implement leading-edge research that contributes to the aim of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) programme.

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 €99,000 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 science laboratories and universities involved in climate research


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.

To date, the CCI has funded 13 research fellowships to improve and exploit ECV products.

The deadline for applications is 8 August 2020. Candidates should apply by submitting the relevant documents described in Call for Research Proposals.

For further information visit The ESA climate website or email