• 01.09.2019

    University Copenhagen

    Fellowship Social Sciences Copenhagen

    First application Deadline: 8 March 2019

    The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is launching a new Visiting Fellowship Programme and will start accepting fellows from 2019. The ambition of the programme is to attract world-leading social scientists who want to spend up to three months in Copenhagen and collaborate with members of our faculty.

    Target group of the fellowshipThe programme offers both ‘junior’ and ‘senior’ fellowships:

    •Junior fellowships are targeted at relatively early career scholars with a promising research agenda compatible with research interests of UCPH faculty members.

    •Senior fellowships are targeted at merited scholars with a well-established research agenda compatible with research interest of UPCH faculty members.

    For junior fellows, the requirement is a current position as assistant professor or similar, and for senior fellows a position as associate or full professor.

    Fellowships can be awarded either related to research and teaching in the core disciplines of one of the five departments making up the Faculty of Social Sciences or related to interdisciplinary research and teaching that bridges two or more departments and/or disciplines. In the period 2019 to 2021, it applies to both types of scholarships that priority will be given to scholars working within the current strategic focus areas of the Faculty of Social Sciences:

    •Social Data Science

    •Social sciences health research

    •Global security, global development and sustainable societies

    The application material must include a CV, a publication list of the applicant and 1-2 pages describing the planned activities during the fellowship period.

    The applicants should state their preferred duration and timing of the period(s) to be spent in Copenhagen. Currently, the faculty accepts applications concerning autumn 2019 and spring 2020. Applicants may apply now for the rest of 2020 and 2021, but priority will be given to early visitors.

  • 01.03.2019


    International Climate Protection Fellowship for young climate experts from developing countries

    1 March 2019: Application Deadline!

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is granting 20 fellowships for International Climate Protection. You are welcome to submit if you are:

    • a future leader from a non-European transition or developing country
    • active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change
    • interested in spending a year working with a host of your choice in Germany on a research-based project you have developed yourself in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation

    With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany.

    The global challenge posed by climate change can only be met by cross-border international collaborations. By enalbing future decision makers and multipliers to share knowledge, methods and techniques with specialist collagues in Germany the programme promotes the objective, particularly by taking account of the issues relating to practical applicability in the fellows' own countries.

  • 01.10.2018


    WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme

    30 April 2018: Application deadline

    The applications are open for the 2018-2019 WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme. The WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme enables an outstanding early-career social scientist residing and working in a low- or middle-income country to conduct research at WZB for up to six months. The WZB Berlin Social Science Center is located in Berlin and is one of Europe’s largest non-university research institutes. The WZB conducts basic social science research with a focus on the problems of modern societies in a globalized world.

    The chosen fellows will be required to

    • Conduct a public talk or an academic workshop once during his/her residency at the WZB
    • Write or contribute towards an article or discussion paper that will appear in one of the WUB publications.

    On return to his/her country of residence, the fellow will be expected to share his/her knowledge with the scientific community there, as well as to contribute to the further development of the local science and education system. This could be achieved, for instance, through teaching Master’s or PhD level courses (where appropriate), based on the research done at the WZB.

    The WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme is for an early career social scientist who is either a postdoctoral researcher with no more than 5 years’ work experience after their PhD or a scientist without an PhD but with an equivalent level of research experience and output. The Programme takes up to six months starting between 1 October 2018 and 1 March 2019 At the WZB.

  • 28.09.2018


    CLIFF-GRADS scholarships for short-term scientific training and research stays on mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from reduced food loss and waste

    15 October 2018: Application Deadline!


    The CLIFF-GRADS fellowship program invites applications from students from developing countries currently enrolled in masters or PhD programs for short-term scientific research to expand the evidence base for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from reduced food loss and waste in priority supply chains in developing countries. 

    Applicants should be pursuing graduate research related to food systems, the circular economy, food loss and waste, life cycle analysis, climate change mitigation or greenhouse gas quantification. Where possible the work will be conducted in partnership with supply chain partners, such as food companies. Quantitative skills to calculate GHG reductions are essential.

    Selected fellows will receive USD 10,000 for short-term (3-6 month) data collection and related research expenses. The grants will be used to support living and research costs at the host institution.

    Applicants must be nominated by a research supervisor at a host institution. The host institution is defined as an organization that:

    1. supports research, such as a CGIAR center, other international research center, national research organization or university;
    2. has current research projects, expertise or a mission relevant to applied research on food loss and waste and the mitigation of their greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries; and
    3. can supervise and provide mentorship to the student and provide workspace.
  • 15.09.2018


    DLGS Dresden Leibniz Graduate School

    15 September 2018: Application deadline

    The DLGS offers Doctoral Fellowships at the TU Dresden for up to three years. Applications are reviewed once a year. The ninth DLGS cohort is oriented towards making cities and regions more sustainable, resilient and inclusive. Doctoral Candidates will investigate new concepts, instruments and policies to promote social development, economic growth and environmentally sustainableurban and regional development.

    This announcement addresses excellent graduates who hold an M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent in Spatial Planning and Development (including City and Regional Planning and Landscape Planning), Economics, Sociology, Geography or Environmental Sciences and have written a Master’s thesis. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English and be comfortable working in teams. Successful applicants must take up residence in Dresden and be regularly / daily present at DLGS premises during working hours.

  • 01.09.2018

    CIPSEM TU Dresden


    Application between February and July 2018

    Application periods vary between courses

    The postgraduate training program initiated by UNEP, UNESCO and BMU is implemented by CIPSEM at TU Dresden since 1977. The target group of the program are young environmental specialists and leaders from developing and emerging countries. Each year, a six-month long-course with a comprehensive range of topics, as well as three four-week short-courses on selective environmental topics take place.

    The program of a new course term at CIPSEM is published in the beginning of every year. By the specific training of future decision-makers the CIPSEM course program contributes to capacity building in sustainable development in developing and emerging countries. The integrative and interdisciplinary teaching approach conveys not only knowledge on global environmental processes and methods for the sustainable management of resources, but also promotes abilities in a holistic way of thinking with respect to environmental thematic problems and in finding corresponding solutions.

    All CIPSEM courses are open to nationals of developing and emerging countries, mainly to staff of public administrations responsible for tasks in environmental protection, planning, management and economic development in ministries, agencies as well as municipalities, with a minimum qualification of a first university degree and at least two years of hands-on experience in environmental protection, to be able to contribute to the course. The preferable age of participants is between 25 and 45 years.
    In addition to these, each course is designed for a specific target group and has therefore its specific additional requirements. The teaching and working language is English.

  • 01.07.2018

    The Earth Institute Columbia University

    FELLOWSHIP - Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

    31 October 2017: Application deadline

    The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship program is the premier program in the world for those dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellows, often referred to as the EI Fellows, will join multidisciplinary teams of outstanding, committed scientists from across the Earth Institute and Columbia University.

    The EI Fellows program provides innovative postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to build a foundation in one of the core disciplines represented within the Earth Institute (i.e. social, earth, biological, engineering, and health sciences), while at the same time acquiring the breadth of cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues related to sustainable development. Specific areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. The program offers a unique intellectual surrounding that fosters cross-disciplinary interaction, research and education.

    To apply, candidates must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research that would contribute to the goal of global sustainable development. Proposals may suggest participating in, contributing to, or extending existing multidisciplinary Earth Institute projects. Candidates are also encouraged to develop new, innovative projects that connect Earth Institute expertise. In addition to submitting the application and proposal, candidates are encouraged to identify and contact their desired multidisciplinary mentoring team, i.e. two or more senior faculty members or research scientists/scholars at Columbia University with whom they would like to work during their appointment.

  • 13.06.2018

    Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

    Ozean der Zukunft

    Gefördert von der Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung und dem Exzellenzcluster „Ozean der Zukunft“ (Kiel). Angehende Kandidaten schicken Bewerbungen an die AvH Stiftung, welche den Selektionsprozess abwickelt. Die Ausgewählten werden in das IMAP Postdoc-Netzwerk integriert. Die AvH Stiftung sieht diese Zusammenarbeit als ein innovatives Model für zukünftige Kooperationen mit anderen deutschen Instituten.

    Prüfen Sie vor der Bewerbung welche der Forschungsbereiche des Clusters mit Ihrer Forschung verwandt sind oder kontaktieren Sie die Wissenschaftler, die bei dem Forschungsbereich aufgelistet sind, direkt um festzustellen ob eine Kooperation möglich ist.

    Weitere Voraussetzungen sind eine Promotion oder vergleichbarer akademischer Grad vor weniger als zwölf Jahren sowie Veröffentlichungen auf hohem Niveau nachweisbar, eine Forschungsstätte und einen wissenschaftlichen Gastgeber in Kiel ein Referenzschreiben und gute schriftliche und mündliche Englischkenntnisse.

  • 04.06.2018

    United Nations

    Sustainable Development Mechanisms Fellowship

    4 June 2018: Application deadline

    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of the political process to address Climate Change. It is a dynamic organization working in a politically challenging environment to help resolve one of the defining environmental issues of our time.

    The CAPACITY Fellowship Programme will contribute to building capacity for addressing climate change in Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), through the development of local professional expertise by:

    a. Supporting innovative analytical work on climate change in the context of sustainable development;

    b. Promoting a network of experts who can bring creative and innovative options to bear on questions of climate change;

    c. Encouraging the leadership potential of young and promising professionals in their fields.

    Candidates are required to have a Master degree environmental, international relations, economics, computer science or related discipline and at least three years of work experience. They must also be fluent in English.

  • 30.05.2018

    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

    Doctoral Training Programme Manchester

    30 May: Application Deadline

    The NERC funded Manchester and Liverpool DTP supports each year a minimum of 12 funded PhD studentships, typically augmented by a further 5 studentships part funded by the DTP partners and other collaborators. Projects based in SEES University of Manchester are described here. Exceptional students who wish to propose their own research topic are encouraged to do so, but should contact a prospective supervisor first.

    Applicants wishing to be considered for any of the projects, will need to submit an online application selecting the appropriate research area.  

  • 17.05.2018


    The IPBES Fellowship Programme

    IPBES is currently seeking fellows to participate in two assessments to be launched in 2018:

    • The methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualisation of multiple values of nature and its benefits
    • The thematic assessment of the sustainable use of wild species

    The IPBES fellowship programme provides an opportunity for outstanding early-career individuals from all backgrounds and disciplines working on biodiversity and ecosystem services to fully participate in IPBES assessments. The fellows gain first-hand experience in participating in major multidisciplinary scientific assessments while working with, and being mentored by, leading experts. The programme is an integral part of IPBES work on capacity-building, and aims at developing the capacities of fellows in undertaking assessments, thus creating a pool of experts suited for contributing to future assessments and promoting the work of IPBES in their home countries and institutions.

    Candidates should be in the early stages of their career, they should have expertise in one or more disciplines within natural science, social science or humanities, have excellent English skills and Be willing to actively share their experience gained from the assessment process.

  • 13.05.2018

    Robert Bosch Stiftung

    Open Call Junior Professorship

    13 May 2018: Application deadline

    The Robert Bosch Stiftung is looking for a young scientist based at a German university or research institute who wants to find new approaches to clarify and tackle global challenges with regard to the sustainable use of natural resources. The earliest possible date for the position to be taken up is April, 1st, 2019.

    The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of Europe’s largest foundations associated with a private company and has managed the philanthropic bequest of its founder Robert Bosch for over 50 years. Today the Foundation is active in the areas of health, science, society, education, and international relations.

    Each year they invite applications for the Robert Bosch Junior Professorship "Research into the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources", granting up to one million euros for independent research over a period of five years. The research should focus on developing and emerging countries. It’s expected that the research results contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) formulated by the United Nations. The selection process will be a two-step procedure supported by our International Advisory Board “Research for Sustainability”.

    The candidates profile should include an excellent doctorate degree, completed no more than 5 years prior to the application deadline of 13 May 2018 (adjusted for documented parental leave), compelling independent past scientific achievements and publications in peer-reviewed journals, international research experience as well as excellent proficiency in English. Non-German applicants should be prepared to learn German.

  • 28.02.2018

    Helmholtz Association

    FELLOWSHIP - Helmholtz European Partnering

    28 Februar 2018: Application deadline

    International research cooperation is an important pillar of the Helmholtz Association’s strategy, with a special emphasis on European collaboration. The Helmholtz Association strives to make a valuable and lasting contribution to the development and the cohesion of the European research area. In order to realize this, the new funding program ‘Helmholtz European Partnering’ is launched in the Initiative and Networking Fund. The program targets cooperation projects with partners from Central, Eastern and Southern European countries.

    The Helmholtz Association aims at extending and intensifying its research cooperation within Europe. Through the collaboration with countries particularly from Eastern, Central and Southern Europe, an important contribution to the development and advancement of the respective research systems is made. This in turn strengthens the European research landscape and the performance of Europe in Sciences and Innovation as a whole, thus enhancing Europe’s ability to compete worldwide.

    There will be three calls for proposals for the Helmholtz European Partnering program (2017, 2018, 2019). Per call up to three initiatives can be funded in total. The project duration should be three years. Following a successful evaluation, an additional period of two years may be funded. The maximum amount of funding that can be requested from the Initiative and Networking Fund is 250.000 € per year.

  • 28.02.2018

    UN Bonn

    UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme

    Applications are accepted two times a year!

    The UNFCCC – UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme offers young people from developing countries a unique opportunity to start their career at the interface between international climate policy development and research.  

    Fellows will be selected based on their skills and backgrounds vis-à-vis the needs of UNU and UNFCCC, and will receive the opportunity to travel to UN Bonn to gain valuable experience and insights they can further apply during their professional career. 

    Academically outstanding young graduates from developing countries who are in early stages of their career, especially women from least developed countries, are encouraged to apply. Fellowships may last from six months to two years.

  • 23.02.2018

    Robert Bosch Stiftung

    Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership

    Application deadline 15. April 2018

    The Robert Bosch Stiftung introduces their new program - the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership to postdocs who conduct sustainability research with focus on food systems/ sovereignty.

    A course run consists of four seminars over a period of two years. Each seminar will take place at one of the four academic centres in Berlin, Lüneburg, Stockholm and Rotterdam and focus on their respective expertise.

    The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is a unique European program that trains the next generation of leaders in sustainability research. It provides an intensive training that broaden the research competencies of early-career researchers and promote their qualification towards transdisciplinary leadership. The program also offers seed funding to groups of participants planning to initiate research collaborations. Furthermore, an active network of current and former participants of the program will be established. 

    The program is an initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and a joint project of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the four academic centres Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions in Rotterdam.

  • 31.01.2018

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

    FELLOWSHIP - 4 Fellowships (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society)

    31 January 2018: Application deadline

    The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its 2018–19 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The RCC’s fellowship program is designed to bring together excellent scholars who are working in environmental history and related disciplines.

    Applicants’ research and writing should pertain to the central theme of the RCC—transformations in environment and society. Research at the RCC is concerned with questions of the interrelationship between environmental and social changes, and in particular the reasons—social, political, cultural, and environmental factors—for these transformations.

    The RCC awards four types of fellowships:

    •     Carson Writing Fellowships
    •     Interdisciplinary Writing Fellowships
    •     Outreach Fellowships
    •     Short-Term Fellowships

    All fellows are expected to spend their fellowship in residence, to work on a major project, to participate actively in life at the RCC, to attend the weekly lunchtime colloquium, and to present their project at the center. Please note that the RCC does not sponsor field trips or archival research for any of the fellowship types.

    All successful applicants should plan to begin their fellowship between 1 September 2018 and 1 December 2019; it will not be possible to start a fellowship awarded in this round at a later date.

    The center will award fellowships to scholars from a variety of countries and disciplines.

  • 31.10.2017

    Laboratory for Modeling and Observation of the Earth System (LAMOS)

    FELLOWSHIP - PhD fellowship for air pollution modeling

    Open application deadline

    LAMOS is announcing the availibility of one three-year PhD fellowship within the context of the EMeRGe campaign.

    The main goal of the PhD thesis will be to investigate the impact of emissions of major population centers (MPCs) in Europe and Asia on the distribution of key pollutants (NOx, O3, CO, PM) in the troposphere.

    First, a state-of-the-art 3D numerical model of the atmosphere (TM5, 1°x1° horizontal resolution) will be used to simulate global historical, current, and future NOx, CO, O3, and particulate matter (PM) climatologies. Second, regional changes at a finer spatial resolution (0.1°x0.1°) will then be analyzed with respect to the emitted pollutants and chemical transformation using the Weather Research and Forecasting model coupled with Chemistry (WRF-Chem).

    The simulations will focus on Europe and Asia, the two regions where the HALO research aircraft will perform observations in July 2017 and April 2018, respectively, in the frame of the EMeRGe (Effect of Megacities on the Transport and Transformation of Pollutants on the Regional to Global Scales) field campaign.

    In order to be formally eligible for this fellowship, completed studies or research with a university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent in physics, astronomy, meteorology, or a related field, with a grade point average equal or better than B or 2.0 for the international and German system, respectively) and excellent knowledge of English is required. Applicants have to not be of German nationality.

  • 24.10.2017

    Helmholtz Association

    FELLOWSHIP - Helmholtz International Fellow Award

    24 October 2017: Application deadline

    Cooperation with the world's best researchers is a key objective of the Helmholtz Association's international activities. To this end, the organisation has also committed itself to an internationalisation strategy within the framework of the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation. The Helmholtz International Fellow Award aims to intensify existing cooperation between Helmholtz Centres and international research institutes and to further strengthen the links between Helmholtz researchers and outstanding colleagues abroad. Another aim is to further increase the international visibility of the Helmholtz Association as an excellent research institute and an attractive cooperation partner. The association also hopes to achieve a multiplier effect. Helmholtz International Fellows can serve as ambassadors for the Helmholtz Association and promote new links and cooperation with their country of origin and/or home institute.

    Cooperation with the world's best researchers is a key objective of the Helmholtz Association's international activities. To this end, the organisation has established the Helmholtz International Fellow Award, which targets outstanding senior scientists and research managers based outside Germany who have excelled in fields relevant to the Helmholtz Association, including science management at large international research institutions.

    The award will give Helmholtz International Fellows the opportunity to pursue research flexibly at one or more Helmholtz Centres where cooperation already exists or would be useful and profitable in the future. Up to 10 Helmholtz International Fellow Awards can be awarded each year. Nominations can be submitted anytime by all member institutions of the Helmholtz Association. 

  • 01.10.2017

    Center for Interdisciplinary Research

    FELLOWSHIP - Call for Project Proposals

    1 October 2017: Submission deadline

    The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) is an internationally operating Institute for Advanced Study housing and supporting interdisciplinary research projects from natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The ZiF offers the opportunity to establish an interdisciplinary Research Group in the academic year 2019/20. For several months up to one year fellows reside at the ZiF and work together on a broader research theme.

    The research group may be applied for in two different formats:
    (1) Research group with a duration of 10 months and a budget of 500,000 €
    (2) Research group with a duration of 5 months and a budget of 250,000 €

    Applications for organizing a Research Group can be submitted by scholars from Germany or abroad. The first phase requires a draft proposal for the Research Group and in the second phase it will be asked for full proposals. 

  • 15.09.2017

    Dresden Leibniz Graduate School

    FELLOWSHIP - Doctoral Fellowship at DLGS 2018 - 2020

    15 September 2017: Application deadline

    The DLGS – Dresden Leibniz Graduate School is a joint activity of the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden (IÖR). The DLGS offers Doctoral Fellowships at the TU Dresden for up to three years. The eighth DLGS cohort is oriented towards making cities and regions more sustainable, resilient and inclusive.

    Doctoral Candidates will investigate new concepts, instruments and policies to promote social development, economic growth and environmentally sustainable urban and regional development.

    The first year of the structured programme is devoted to intensive course work and on the development of the doctoral thesis project. The second year is given over to empirical work, including field work. In the third year the primary aim is the successful completion of the doctoral thesis. In individual cases, this basic schedule may vary according to the specific needs of the candidate. Workshops (for example on quantitative and qualitative methods) as well as summer schools and international events offer opportunities to acquire special skills and general competencies. The interdisciplinary composition of the group, the support provided by DLGS partners as well as possible research visits abroad enable graduates to rapidly complete innovative doctorates.

    This announcement addresses excellent graduates who hold an M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent in Spatial Planning and Development (including City and Regional Planning and Landscape Planning), Economics, Sociology, Geography or Environmental Sciences and have written a Master’s thesis. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English, and be comfortable working in teams.

  • 10.09.2017

    Future Earth

    WORKSHOP - Early career workshop on nature-based solutions in an urban context

    10 September 2017: Application deadline

    Early career researchers and practitioners can apply to attend a dynamic workshop on 23 to 24 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia, to explore policy recommendations for sustainable urban management

    he Future Earth Europe Early Career Workshop is a Future Earth contribution to Nature-Based Solutions: From innovation to common use, a flagship conference of the Estonian Presidency of the European Union.

    The purpose of the Future Earth Early Career Workshop is to promote interdisciplinary exchange and learning between leading early career researchers and practitioners in Europe, who are working on the theme of Nature-Based Solutions for Cities and Urban areas.

    Participants will work together to develop policy recommendations for sustainable urban management. This will be combined with hands-on lessons learned from case studies of transdisciplinary research projects on urban sustainability topics. They include how to achieve science and policy integration and how to manage the tradeoffs of providing resources and services, such as food, energy and water, and other ecosystem services, such as recreation, pollination and watershed stabilisation, while remaining within the ecological redline. The workshop will limit the number of early career professionals to around 30 to guarantee intensive dialogues and exchanges.

    The workshop is generously funded by the British Academy and Future Earth and organised through the Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom and Future Earth.

    Applications from researchers in the early stages of their careers (maximum 6 years after Ph.D. or maximum 10 years after master’s), who are located in Europe and working on different aspects of urban sustainability and ecology, and Practitioners in the early stages of their careers (maximum 10 years after obtaining their highest professional/academic degree), who are located in Europe, particularly in Estonia (i.e. the city authority of Tallinn), and working on different aspects of urban sustainability and ecology, are welcomed. We specifically encourage applications from practitioners working in the private and the public sector, as well as with civil society organisations or NGOs.

  • 01.07.2017

    Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

    FELLOWSHIP - SCAR Fellowship Scheme

    1 July 2017: Application deadline

    In 2017 the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) awards 4 to 5 fellowships with up to USD $15,000 per award. The fellowship programme is designed to encourage the active involvement of early career scientists and engineers in Antarctic scientific research, and to build new connections and further strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research.

    The SCAR Fellowship Programme is for PhD students, or those within five years of having completed a PhD, to undertake research at major international laboratories, field facilities, and/or institutes in or operated by SCAR member countries. The work must be carried out in a research group of a SCAR member country different from that of the applicant's origin and current residence. Also, the work should contribute to the objectives of one or more of SCAR’s science groups, including the Humanities and Social Sciences groups, and/or the Scientific Research Programmes.

  • 01.06.2017

    Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    FELLOWSHIP - International IGB Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science

    1 June 2017: Application deadline

    The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is the largest freshwater ecology research institute in Germany. It is a member of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. and the Leibniz-Association. IGB offers excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, large-scale experimental facilities, and long-term research programs and data sets.

    Twice a year the IGB offers Fellowships for Guest Doctoral Students, Postdocs, or Senior Scientists for 6 - 24 months. These Fellowships are designed to enable outstanding scientists to actively participate in and contribute to the research program at IGB, thus supporting their personal education and training.

    • Guest Doctoral Students Fellowships: for doctoral students currently carrying out a PhD project at another institution. These fellowships are meant to enable short-term research visits at IGB to PhD students enrolled in a PhD programme elsewhere; they do not cover a full three-year doctoral thesis.
    • Postdoc Fellowships: full support for postdoctoral researchers to carry out full-time research at IGB for up to two years.
    • Senior Fellowships: for scientists who generally lead a research group at their home institution to obtain funding for an extended visit at IGB (e.g., during a sabbatical leave).

    The working language at IGB is English. Applicants currently residing in Germany are not eligible to the fellowship programme.

  • 15.05.2017

    Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

    Post doctoral fellowship programme

    15 May 2017: Application deadline

    The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) offers one Postdoctoral position for a candidate who would like to pursue a career in international environmental policy and the multiple values of ecosystems and biodiversity.

    The position has been created to support the work of the Technical Support Unit (TSU) on Values focused on the ‘Multiple conceptualizations of the values of nature and its contributions to people’ following the preparation of the Deliverable 3(d) of the platform already approved by its plenary.

    The postdoctoral activity will explore how multiple values of nature and its contributions to quality of life have been incorporated in decision making at global, national and local scales. Its main purpose is to recognize and suggest mechanisms or processes into decision-making at a range of scales, to explicitly incorporate multiple values of nature in agreement with the conceptual proposal of IPBES.

    Candidates must have obtained a PhD degree within five years before applying for the postdoctoral position. They should also have proven productivity, i.e. peer reviewed book chapters and papers.

  • 14.05.2017

    Robert Bosch Stiftung

    Robert Bosch Junior Professorship - Research into the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

    14 May 2017: Application deadline

    The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of Europe’s largest foundations associated with a private company and has managed the philanthropic bequest of its founder Robert Bosch for over 50 years. With the Robert Bosch Junior Professorship they seek to contribute to a better standing of the emerging field of sustainability science in Germany.

    The successful applicant will be awarded a grant worth up to 1 million euros for a five-year period, in order to set up a research group in a German research institution or university. Research results should contribute to the solution of urgent environmental problems and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) formulated by the United Nations.

    Scientists of all nationalities are welcome to apply. Research approaches may be based in the humanities, the social or the natural sciences. The research should focus on developing and emerging countries. If the applicant so wishes, the foundation may support him or her in negotiating a tenure track option at the host institution.

  • 30.04.2017

    Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald

    Alfried Krupp Fellowships 2018/19

    30 April 2017: Application deadline

    The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg offers 3 to 5 Senior- and 5 to 8 Junior-Fellowships for the academic year 2018/19. The Senior-Fellowships are intended for scientists with outstanding performance in research and teaching, while the Junior-Fellowships are aimed at especially qualified PhDs from the natural sciences.

    A position in one of the Fellowship programs allows you to focus on research without the responsibility of extensive teaching duties. The willingness to cooperate with colleagues at the University of Greifswald is required.

    Fellows will be appointed for one or two semesters and are offered free accommodation. Group applications are possible.

  • 25.04.2017

    European Space Agency (ESA)

    2 Research Fellowships

    25 April 2017: Application deadline

    The overall goal of the ESA Climate Office is to expand awareness, use and scientific impact of Earth Observation (EO) data records, principally from ESA missions, working with the international climate research and modelling communities.

    The European Space Agency has recently published two research Fellowships:

    • Research Fellowship on Atmospheric Research in Harwell, United Kingdom
    • Research Fellowship on Satellite Data for Climate Research in Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    The selected candidates could choose to be involved in various activities depending on their previous research experience.

    Applicants should be early career researchers and must have completed their Ph.D in a subject relevant to the work undertaken by the ESA Mission Science Division.

    The Research Fellow Programme is open to nationals of the following states: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK, Slovenia as an Associate Member or Canada as a Cooperating State, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).

  • 15.03.2017

    International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles

    PhD positions in global biogeochemistry and earth system sciences

    15 March 2017: Application deadline

    The International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles (IMPRS-gBGC) offers a PhD program specializing in global biogeochemistry and related Earth System sciences. The overall research and teaching focuses on:

    • Improved understanding of biogeochemical processes with an emphasis on terrestrial ecosystems;
    • Development of observational techniques to monitor and assess biogeochemical feedbacks in the earth system;
    • Theory and model development for improving the representation of biogeochemical processes in comprehensive earth system models.

    Twice a year the IMPRS-sBGC accepts applications for PhD positions with funding for three years. During the current 14th call for applications, there are 18 open projects in the research fields Atmosphere & Ocean, Biosphere & Ecosystems, Soils & Below Ground and Paleoclimate.

    Applications for the program are open to well-motivated and highly-qualified candidates from all countries. A prerequisite is a diploma or master of science degree in geophysical sciences, environmental sciences, biological sciences, physics, chemistry, computer sciences or related fields, including a corresponding thesis.

  • 01.02.2017

    Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung

    A.SK Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017

    1 February 2017: Application deadline

    The WZB Berlin Social Science Center invites applications for the A.SK Post-doctoral Fellowships 2017. The fellowships support research on public policy with a focus on economic and governmental reforms, such as:

    • the role of entrepreneurs and competitive cooperation for economic well-being and development
    • the micro- and macroeconomic features of systems where employees participate more in the ownership of their companies through ownership components of salaries
    • the possibilities of governmental reforms
    • civil society and the contribution of non-governmental organizations to democratic and effective governance

    3 Fellowships will be awarded for a duration of up to 10 months and can be taken up in 2017 or 2018. Monthly stipends amount to € 2,400.

  • 31.01.2017

    Rachel Carson Center

    Fellowships 2017/18 - Transformations in Environment and Society

    31 January 2017: Application deadline

    The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) is dedicated to research and education in environmental humanities and social sciences. It is international and interdisciplinary oriented and brings together people from all around the world.

    The RCC invites applicants to join their 2017-18 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. Research topics should pertain to the central theme of RCC, the transformations in environment and society, especially social, political, cultural, and environmental factors behind it.  Five types of fellowships are offered:

    • Carson Writing Fellowships
    • Interdisciplinary Writing Fellowships
    • Outreach Fellowships
    • Short-term Fellowships
    • Alumni Fellowships

    Fellowships start between 1 September 2017 and 1 December 2018 and are usually granted for periods of 3, 6, 9, or 12 months. Decisions about the fellowships will be announced in mid-May 2017. In order to be eligible for all fellowships except the outreach fellowships, applicants must have completed their doctorate by the application deadline (31 January 2017).

  • 31.01.2017

    European Joint Doctorate Innovative Training Network

    12 PhD studentships Management of Climatic Extreme Events in Lakes & Reservoirs for the Protection of Ecosystem Services

    31 January 2017: Application deadline

    Applications are invited for 12 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) PhD studentships on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action (MSCA) European Joint Doctorate Innovative Training Network MANTEL within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.

    MANTEL (Management of Climatic Extreme Events in Lakes & Reservoirs for the Protection of Ecosystem Services) will train a cohort of Early Stage Researchers to investigate the effects on water quality of the most important extreme events, and of more subtle events of lower magnitude, while at the same time receiving training in state-of-the art technology, data analysis and modelling, and linking to the water management sector.

    The 12 PhD projects are based in Ireland, Spain, Estonia, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. Graduate students from a broad range of research areas are welcome to apply (e.g. Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Biology, Limnology, Ecology, Geography, Environmental Sociology). Each vacancy is for a period of 36 months, with a starting date between 1 March 2017 and 1 July 2017.

  • 05.01.2017

    Technische Universität Berlin

    3 IPODI Postdoctoral Fellowships

    5 January 2017: Application deadline

    The International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI) is part of the gender equality strategy of the Technische Universität (TU) Berlin and aims at increasing the number of female researchers in leadership positions. This call offers 3 postdoctoral fellowships and is open to outstanding researchers of all nationalities and from all fields of research represented at the seven faculties of the TU Berlin.

    IPODI Fellows will receive a two-year employment contract with salaries equal to those of the Marie Curie Programme for experienced researchers, including social security and health insurance as well as pension coverage, a yearly travel allowance depending on the researcher’s location of origin, a contribution to research costs of EUR 4,800 per fellowship, and the opportunity for professional training in transferable skills and research management.

    Applicants must have at least two and not more than ten years of research experience after obtaining their doctoral degree, in exceptional cases an extension of up to three years is possible. Additionally, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the call deadline. The research proposal has to be supported by a cooperating professor of the TU Berlin.

  • 23.12.2016

    Center for Development Research (ZEF)

    PhD Fellowships One Health and Urban Transformation

    23 December 2016: Application deadline

    The NRW Fortschrittskolleg ‘One Health and Urban Transformation’ is a transdisciplinary graduate school jointly operated by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) in cooperation with other institutions of the Bonn University, the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the International Centre for Sustainable Development of Bonn Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science (HBRS).

    Doctoral candidates are invited to apply for the three-year programme starting on 1 June 2017. The wide range of possible research topics aims at answering three overarching questions that form the thematic clusters of the research:

    (1) How to ensure health-sensitive food systems?
    (2) How to develop One Health governance systems?
    (3) How to promote health through management of water systems?

    Doctoral candidates from various disciplinary backgrounds will conduct research on one of the three overarching questions in one of the four metropolitan regions: Ahmedabad, India; Accra, Ghana; Sâo Paulo, Brazil; and Ruhr Metropolis, Germany.

    Qualified applicants can be from any country and from various disciplinary backgrounds. They should hold an excellent master’s or equivalent degree in agricultural science, development studies, economics, geography, hydrology, microbiology, political science, public health, sociology or other related disciplines, and have a profound interest in working interdisciplinary and action-oriented.

  • 20.12.2016

    Mercator Program Center for International Affairs

    Mercator Kolleg für Internationale Aufgaben

    20. Dezember 2016: Bewerbungsfrist

    Für das Programmjahr 2017/2018 vergibt das Mercator Program Center für International Affairs (MPC) 20 Fellowships an junge Berufstätige und Hochschulabsolventen aller Fachrichtungen zur Vorbereitung auf internationale Führungsaufgaben. Während des 13-monatigen Kollegs arbeiten die Fellows in zwei bis drei Internationalen Organisationen, NGOs, Think Tanks oder Unternehmen weltweit zu einem Projektthema ihrer Wahl. Seminare zu Themen internationaler Zusammenarbeit sowie Soft Skills-Trainings runden das Programm ab.

    Das Programm 2017/2018 beginnt mit einem Vorbereitungsseminar im Juni 2017. Das Projektjahr startet im September 2017. Das monatliche Stipendium beträgt 1250 Euro. Darüber hinaus stehen weitere Fördermittel für Auslandsaufenthalte und Sprachkurse zur Verfügung. Mit der Aufnahme in das Mercator Kolleg geht eine Aufnahme in die Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes einher.

    Voraussetzungen für eine Bewerbung sind unter anderem ein eigenständig konzipiertes Projektvorhaben mit möglichen Arbeitsstationen, ein exzellenter Studienabschluss, mindestens ein Jahr Auslandserfahrung nach Schulabschluss sowie mindestens ein Jahr Berufserfahrung (Praktika werden angerechnet). Das Programm ist offen für deutsche Staatsangehörige und Staatsbürger der Schweiz.

  • 15.12.2016

    European Space Agency

    ESA Young Graduate Trainee Programme

    15 December 2016: Application deadline

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has recently published about 100 new positions within the Young Graduate Trainee Programme, which are mainly aimed at engineers and physicists, graduates in Information Technology, Natural or Social Science and Business. The programme duration is one year and offers the opportunity to work at one of the six ESA locations in UK, Belgium, Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

    Applicants must be in the final year of a Master's degree at a university or an equivalent institute or have just graduated. Candidates are required to have completed their Master's degree by the time they start work at ESA. Applicants should have good analytical and communication skills and should be able to work in a multi-cultural environment in an autonomous manner and as part of a team. Applicants must be fluent in English and/or French, the working languages of the Agency. A good proficiency in English is required.

    A list of all positions can be found here.

  • 30.11.2016

    University of Reading

    PhD Studentship Environmental Science

    30 November 2016: Application deadline

    The School of Geography & Environmental Science at the University of Reading, UK, seeks a full-time PhD student to work on the "Impacts of rapid climate change on vegetation dynamics and biodiversity" project. The goal of the project is to examine the impact of rapid decadal-to-centennial changes in climate, the Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles, on vegetation patterns and biodiversity. The main focus will be analyses of pollen and charcoal records of the response of the terrestrial biosphere over the Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles of the last glacial epoch based on the ACER database. The project will also explore the relevance of past responses to rapid climate changes for future environmental impacts and conservation.

    The project is designed as a thesis-by-papers. The student will be partially-based in Bordeaux, working with the coordinator of the ACER database and will also have the opportunity to become involved in the Palaeoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project, an international research initiative to use palaeoclimate modeling and model evaluation to understand the mechanisms of past climate and environmental change and evaluate our ability to simulate future climates and environments.

    Applicants (UK or EU) should hold a 1st or upper 2nd class degree (or equivalent) in physical geography, quantitative biology or environmental science. Good quantitative & analytical skills required Experience in database software (Access, mqSQL) and programming (R, Fortran, r Python) highly recommended.

  • 30.11.2016

    Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research

    Call for 2017 SCOR Visiting Scholars

    30 November 2016: Application deadline

    The Scientific Committee in Oceanic Research (SCOR) is an international non-governmental organization whose mission is to advance all areas of fundamental ocean science and to build capacity for ocean science in developing countries.

    This program sends ocean scientists interested in short-term visits to developing countries. The program is a partnership, with the host institution providing local accommodation and SCOR paying for airfares and other local expenses, as necessary. The participating scientists donate their time.

    The program is open to any scientists who have time available to spend teaching and mentoring in a developing country. Applicants may identify hosts in their applications and provide an invitation letter from the proposed host. However, SCOR can also match applicants and hosts, and has done this with several SCOR Visiting Scholars in the past.

  • 11.11.2016

    UNSW Climate Change Research Centre

    Scientia PhD Scholarships: The physics of drought extremes in the 21st century

    11 November 2016: Application deadline

    The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia offers up to two PhD scholarships over 4 years in the topic area “The physics of drought extremes in the 21st century”.

    The first will focus on the ocean-atmosphere dynamics regulating drought using models and observations. This will focus on the large-scale drivers of drought including the role of the oceans via the El Niño and Indian Ocean variability, and the role of variations in the Southern Annular Mode. For this project, knowledge of ocean-atmosphere dynamics and GFD would be an advantage.

    The second PhD will focus on the role of land-atmosphere interactions. Here, the specific role of the land in intensifying drought will be examined including the importance of turbulent energy and/or vegetation feedbacks, and the role of regional-scale heating in re-organizing the atmosphere towards persistent patterns of blocking.

    Both PhD scholarships seek graduates with strong quantitative and numerical skills. The PhD students will be based at the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre.