Climatematch Impact Scholars Program

The Climatematch Impact Scholars Program allows aspiring climate scientists to continue and expand on the research project they started during the Computational Tools for Climate Science course.

In line with the mission of Climatematch, the program aims to:

  • advance the scholars’ computational research skills and knowledge in a specific sub-domain of climate science,
  • help the scholars chart their path from data to action.

Program Features

The program includes resources to support the participants’ research and professional development.

  • 💻Computing resources. Thanks to our partnership with 2i2c, selected groups will be provided with continued access to the Climatematch JupyterHub until the end of the program with a possibility of further extension if the scholars and their mentor are interested in working towards a peer-reviewed publication.
  • 📝 Citable micropublication. At the end of the program, the scholars will write up their results in a micropublication that will be publicized on the program website and assigned a DOI. The scholars will also be offered a chance to share their work in their native language to increase its impact in their community.
  • 🗣️ Seminar presentation. Also at the end of the program, the scholars will give a 20-minute virtual seminar that will be advertised on Climatematch social media and recorded for subsequent sharing on the course website.
  • 🦉 Mentorship. We endeavour to match every team to a suitable mentor who connects with the scholars synchronously or asynchronously at least once a month and provides feedback on their research outputs.
  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑Community support. There will be regular check-ins from the program organisers on the #cisp-community forum channel on the Climatematch’s Discord Community Server for participants to share both successes and struggles.


Climatematch Impact Scholar Program cohorts are approximately 4 months in length and take place after our July courses.


In order to apply, you must:

  • have completed the most recent Climatematch Academy course as a student or a Teaching Assistant.
    • Course completion is validated through certification.
    • Teaching Assistants are joining teams as equal collaborators.
  • be part of a team.
    • Individual applications will not be considered, but see FAQs.
    • There is no maximum size limit for the teams, but every applicant can only be on one team.


Applications open during our July courses and will be open to people within the Discord community.

Application Process

1. Expression of Interest

During the final project sessions of the course, students and TAs are invited to indicate whether they are interested in continuing this research project together with more computing resources after the course ends.

2. Proposal

Project teams will collaboratively build a two page proposal and submit it by the application deadline.

The strongest proposals will:

  • directly build on, and be supported by, analyses conducted during the course and the following month;
  • have a clear research focus;
  • connect the climate phenomenon of interest to its socio-economic impact.
3. Decision

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will aim to get back to you within 2-3 weeks of proposal submission.

More Details

Past projects, information for project mentors, and similar information can all be found here:

Climatematch Impact Scholar Program

The Team

The Climatematch Impact Scholars Program has been visioned, built, and supported by a team of outstanding volunteers.