Sir John Houghton Bursary

Sir John Houghton Bursary

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The Sir John Houghton annual bursary of £4,500 is given to a promising postgraduate student who demonstrates that they have an excellent academic record and a passion for tackling climate change. With thanks to a generous donation from Sir John Houghton.

Sir John had an illustrious career as one of the world’s most eminent climate scientists, including being co-chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scientific Assessment Working Group and a former Chief Executive of the Met Office.

Sir John sadly passed away on 15th April – you can read our tribute to learn more about the life and work of this remarkable man who did so much to enhance public understanding of climate change.

A long-term supporter of CAT’s work, Sir John said on giving the bursary donation:

I have spent a lifetime studying the atmosphere and the climate and latterly have been concerned with the reality of human induced climate change. I now want to help the next generation tackle this serious problem, possibly the biggest the world faces.

Please apply via the form below. Applications for 2020 will open on the 1 March 2020 and close at 12:00GMT (midday) on Monday 30 June 2020.

Other funding opportunities are also available.

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