Feed the Future’s Gender, Climate Change and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN) is looking for up to four students (advanced MA or PhD level) who are interested in working on the intersection of climate, gender and nutrition using Feed-the-Future datasets.

Through the GCAN Student Challenge, these students will explore how climate, gender and nutrition intersect to impact enhanced resilience, women’s empowerment and nutrition outcomes.

This research will help ensure that these data are more widely used and enhance what we learn from the accumulated information.

In addition to the Student Challenge, GCAN has several activities, including:

Standardizing Feed the Future datasets to enhance their accessibility and interoperability;

Mapping Feed the Future data to link household survey data with biophysical characteristics and support policy analysis;

Holding a hackathon or datathon to develop new data analyses and visualization; and

Developing a working group on gender data under GODAN.

IFPRI currently has access to the following datasets: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ghana, Haiti, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia but data for other countries can be obtained.

Please send your CV plus a 1-2 page summary with research question/s, hypothesis, methodology and identified Feed the Future dataset to ifpri-gcan@cgiar.org. Selected studies get a stipend of up to $5,000 upon successful delivery of a publishable research paper. The deadline for the final draft paper is December 2017.

For more information, check out GCAN’s website.