Call for Applications - LICCI Project (Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts: The Contribution of Local Knowledge to Climate Change Research)

ICTA-UAB (Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)

About the LICCI Project

The LICCI (Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts) project is a European Research Council (ERC) funded project aiming to improve our understandings of how climate change affects physical, biological, and socioeconomic systems. The project will document and analyze local indicators through the lens of local knowledge and perceived impacts of climate change across climate types in various indigenous communities using a mix - method approach ( visit for more info about the project). To achieve this goal, they are inviting applications from Ph.D. students, early career scholars, and practitioners who share similar interests.

What is on offer to the selected partners:

  • 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.

  • Selected partners will be invited to a writing workshop in Barcelona (UAB campus) after data collection is finished.

  • Selected partners will be invited to collaborate on publications related to the data collected for LICCI project.

They are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Students enrolled in a related Ph.D. program (e.g., anthropology, biology, ecology, sustainably development etc.). early career scholars, and practitioners, with an established field site and interests in LICCI (regardless of citizenship and nationality). Ideally, the LICCI data collection would be incorporated into the candidate’s own fieldwork. In particular they are looking for partners who work with fishing of hunting-gathering communities, geographical locations will be restricted to partners who work in polar region, central Asia, and North America.

  • 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 side you propose to work in is a plus.

  • Selected partners must be able to travel to Barcelona (UAB Campus) to attend the one-week training workshop to familiarize themselves with various protocols designed by the LICCI team before collecting data for the project.

  • *They encourage applications from women, minorities, and Indigenous Peoples.

How to Apply

The application will be processed on a rolling basis, and will be closed on July 20th, 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

Complete applications should include:

  • A cover letter (1-2 pages) explaining the candidate’s motivations and research experience related to Indigenous Peoples or climate change. Please include one paragraph description of the proposed field site, i.e. demographic information, the size of the community, and geographical location.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • A letter of permission/ support from the candidate’s supervisor/ current employer.

  • The contact information of two references, including email address, phone number, title and associated institution.

If you have any questions regarding the application, please feel free to contact the LICCI team by sensing an email to

*LICCI is funded by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council [FP7-771056-LICCI]