University of Birmingham: New Fellowship will launch next generation of clean air leaders

The Clean Air Fund and the University of Birmingham, with the support of the McCall MacBain Foundation, are launching the McCall MacBain Clean Air Fellowship, to develop the next generation of leaders for the clean air movement.

The programme will develop the next generation of leaders for the clean air movement. In its first year, four exceptional students, two from the UK and two from Central and Eastern Europe, will be selected to pursue a master’s degree in Air Pollution Management and Control as McCall MacBain Clean Air Fellows.

The programme, which is the first of its kind to be launched in the UK, will identify individuals who can demonstrate a strong rationale for studying air pollution and can commit to tackling the problem through their career choice after they graduate.

The UN recognises that air pollution and climate change are two sides of the same coin. However, we’re only just starting to understand how the two relate and the possible consequences and impact of air pollution on climate change. This programme is an important step towards understanding and addressing these challenges.
Professor Francis Pope, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Designed by academics who are world-leading in their field, the programme takes an interdisciplinary approach, utilising expertise across departments for a holistic understanding of air pollution and its effects. Birmingham has over 100 researchers studying clean air from across its five colleges. The campus operates state-of-the-art pollution research facilities, which have been commissioned for several seminal air pollution studies.

Course fees and a stipend to cover living and travel costs are included in the Fellowship, and fellows will benefit from a tailored programme of masterclasses and career development opportunities such as practical experience and networking provided by the University and the Clean Air Fund.

The University of Birmingham is at the forefront of research on the causes and effects of air pollution upon human health across the United Kingdom and globally. The course is accredited by the Institute of Environmental Sciences and the Institute of Air Quality Management.

Comments are closed.