Summer Schools and Trainings

  • 31.10.2018

    Utrecht University

    Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance 2018

    16 April 2018:  Application deadline

    The 2018 Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance is designed to function as an incubator for early career researchers (including junior researchers, PhDs and postdocs) working with the new earth system governance research agenda. The programme will cater both for those already familiar with the Earth System Governance Project and those new to the network. At the end of the Winter School, every participant should be able to situate her or his own research in key debates in earth system governance research and build towards the next generation of environmental governance scholarship.

    The Winter School will focus on five themes that form the core focus of the new earth system governance research agenda which are Anticipation and Imagination, Adaptiveness and purposeful change, Architecture and Agency, Democracy and Power, Justice and Allocation.

    The course fee is 300 euros. Participants will receive a certificate for completing the course. The Winter School is equivalent to 2 credits in the European academic Credit Transfer System. If required, participants should get these credits approved through their own university or graduate school.

  • 10.09.2018

    Potsdam Summer School 2018

    15 May 2018:  Application deadline

    Modern pluralistic societies face many challenges. The Summer School will explore the terrestrial earth surface system which is  driven by geological, biological and climatic forces. They form a complex system of closely coupled processes and feedbacks that are not yet sufficiently understood. Knowledge of these interactions is essential since the earth´s surface is the foundation for all human activity. Its dynamics have an impact on all facets of life, habitability and sustainability.

    The fifth Potsdam Summer School  will address the following central questions:

    • Why is the earth surface system dynamic?
    • What are the triggers for dynamic processes?
    • What are possible societal adaptation strategies for sustainable land management?

    The aim is to bring together talented early-career scientists and young professionals operating in the private sector, governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations from many different parts of the world to discuss frontier (research) questions on future sustainable development. Participants are expected to form part of a new generation of researchers and practitioners with the necessary background and tools to evaluate and mitigate the effects of present-day and future environmental change. In this context, the Potsdam Summer School provides a unique opportunity for all participants to foster international cooperation and an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.

  • 03.09.2018

    MARUM

    ECORD Sum­mer School 2018

    25 May 2018: Application Deadline

    The ECORD Sum­mer School on “Sub-sea­floor fluid trans­port and gas hy­drate dy­nam­ics” 2018 will take place from 3 to 14 Septem­ber 2018 at the MARUM – Cen­ter for Mar­ine En­vir­on­mental Sci­ences, Bre­men Uni­versity, Ger­many.

    The ma­jor goal is to bring PhD stu­dents and young Postdocs in touch with IODP at an early stage of their ca­reer, in­form them about the ex­cit­ing re­search within IODP as (I)ODP and DSDP have been proven to be the most suc­cess­ful in­ter­na­tion­ally col­lab­or­at­ive re­search pro­grams in the his­tory of Earth sci­ences, and to pre­pare them for future participation in IODP expeditions. Such train­ing will be achieved by tak­ing the sum­mer school par­ti­cipants on a “virtual ship” where they get fa­mil­i­ar­ized with a wide spec­trum of state-of-the-art ana­lyt­ical tech­no­lo­gies and core de­scrip­tion and scan­ning meth­ods ac­cord­ing to the high stand­ards of IODP ex­ped­i­tions

  • 22.08.2018

    ALTER-Net

    ALTER-Net Summer School

    20 April 2018:  Application deadline

    The Summer School is open to young graduate and post-graduate scientists from both within and outside the ALTER-Net network partners, as well as young professionals in related fields. The aim of the Summer School is to create an environment for studying the challenges relating to biodiversity and natural resources in an inter- and trans-disciplinary way.

    The summer school is limited to 32 participants, who are selected with the goal of achieving an optimal mix among regions, disciplines and gender. Participants from developing countries are welcome to participate. Please note that adequate English skills are required and all participants are expected to present a poster on their own research. Participants must cover a part of the cost for the school through a registration fee of €850. This includes all local costs including lectures, meals, refreshments, the field trip and accommodation in double rooms with shared bathrooms. A small number of support grants to waive part or the entire fee are available for students from developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

  • 13.08.2018

    Climate Action for Sustainable Development

    1 June 2018:  Application deadline

    The summer school will take a multidisciplinary and practical perspective, and discuss climate and sustainable development actions, their costs and benefits, as well as related policies and needed governance. It will engage participants in discussions on the prospects and attractiveness of climate technologies and policies, and their relations with sustainable development practices, from environmental, technical, economic, social and institutional points of view. Also the participants will be introduced to the new institutional and governance framework following the Paris Agreement, and review how climate policies to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement are being implemented in developed and developing countries.

    The course is designed for professionals and graduate students interested in practical, in-country action on climate change and sustainable development and the SDGs. Requirements are a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field as well as familiarity with the topic.

    The course fee is 435 euros. The Summer School is equivalent to 2 credits in the European academic Credit Transfer System. If required, participants should get these credits approved through their own university or graduate school.

  • 29.07.2018

    ISOE’s summer school 2018

    20 May 2018:  Application deadline

    The “Brilliant Minds for Social-Ecological Transformations” summer school 2018 organized by ISOE's will bridge the gap between disciplinary PhD-programs and transdisciplinary (TD) research practice by introducing new TD approaches such as Real World Laboratories and TD methods. Special attention will be given to knowledge integration as this is one of the major cognitive challenges in TD research.

    Building a strong network and exchanging experiences between you, as young scientists, and leading international senior researchers will be the main focus in lectures, workshops and open spaces.

    Participants will receive a profound overview and practical training by international scientists on state-of-the-art TD methods and get the chance to enhance their skills in designing, conducting and evaluating TD research projects. They will also be able to reflect their own experiences in inter- and transdisciplinary projects against the other participants’ and senior scientists’ backgrounds and gain practical experience via hands-on sessions. 

  • 23.07.2018

    SOLAS

    SUMMER SCHOOL - 7th International SOLAS Summer School

    15 November 2017:  Application deadline

    The SOLAS Summer School is a biennial, international event that brings together over 70 students and 15 world-leading international scientists, in a variety of fields, for a combination of lectures and practical workshops. It aims to teach the skills and knowledge of the many disciplines needed to understand the nature of ocean-atmosphere interactions and how to link ocean-atmosphere interactions with climate and people. It allows doctoral students and early-career researchers to see how their work fits into the broad canvas of SOLAS, and global change research more generally.

  • 16.07.2018

    IPD Institute for Peace & Dialogue

    SUMMER SCHOOL - Summer Academy and 3 Month CAS-Research Program

    1 June 2018:  Application deadline

    Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD is one of the leading organiser of several successful annual international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland. IPD covers the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue, human rights & leadership. Through different events held throughout the year, IPD aims to bring together state, private and public sector representatives.

    IPD is proud to announce the next International Summer Programs to be held in Switzerland. Applicants can either choose a 10 or 20 days Summer Academy or 3 Month CAS-Research Program together with the 10-20 Days Training participation depending on the application.

    Participants have access to expert knowledge and hands on experience as all our facilitators are specialists with years of experience in their respective fields.

    With several frozen or ongoing conflicts between or within states/person all efforts towards a peaceful co-existence needs to be harnessed. Moreover, provided the rapid changes in terms conflict dynamics, particularly those within the field of conflict studies needs to remain abreast with the latest developments. Conflicts differ depending on the context with each facing its own unique challenges. The global threats faced by all nations are long: terrorist acts, non-legal arming of conflict sides, re-determination of borders, establishing new countries in the world map, non-providing territorial integrity, trafficking of arms, drugs and human; disputes on the implementation of transnational energy projects, democratization and false elections, revolution and internal political conflicts, armed guerrilla movements, violation and discrimination by nationalists, world economic crisis, climate change and unsafely biodiversity etc.

  • 15.07.2018

    Centre for International Capacity Development at University of Siegen

    Diversification of Water Sources and Production Systems towards Climate Smart Agriculture

    28 February 2018: Application deadline!

    On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the Centre for International Capacity Development at University of Siegen is organizing the International DAAD Alumni Expert Seminar “Diversification of Water Sources and Production Systems towards Climate Smart Agriculture, Sudan”, 15th to 26th of July 2018.

    This applied research seminar is the first out of a series of two, which will be implemented in different locations of the Nile Basin in central Sudan (Khartoum, White Nile, North Kordofan, Gezira, Gedaref) in 2018 and 2019. The consequence of two seminars will allow the analysis of two different types of vulnerable farming systems in Sudan, both located close to each other in the Nile Basin, namely traditional rainfed system and traditional irrigation system in its capacity to become climate smart.

    While the overarching themes of the seminars are water and food security related to appropriate Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies and practices in the context of the chosen case studies, the seminars will also tackle related and interlinked topics of effectiveness of institutional policies and organizations, socioeconomic questions, and the regional context of watershed management and transboundary water management in the Nile Basin.

    Eligible for participation are German Alumni from East and Northeast African countries, working in the field of water management, irrigation, agriculture or similar disciplines, and acting as multipliers, e.g. people who are decision makers or people who are in a position to disseminate the acquired knowledge.

  • 15.03.2018

    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG

    SUMMER SCHOOL - DFG Nachwuchsakademie "Agrarökosystemforschung und Pflanzenproduktion"

    15 Oktober 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) startet die zweite Nachwuchsakademie zum Thema "Agrarökosystemforschung und Pflanzenproduktion". Mit der Nachwuchsakademie sollen besonders qualifizierte junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus zum Beispiel den Bodenwissenschaften, der Rhizosphärenforschung, dem Pflanzenbau, der Pflanzenernährung, -physiologie und -züchtung, der Agrartechnik, der Phytomedizin, der (Agrar-) Systemmodellierung und Statistik, der Agrarökologie, -soziologie und -ökonomie oder der Agrarlandschaftsforschung für die Ausarbeitung von grundlagenorientierten Forschungsanträgen mit einer in der Regel zweijährigen Laufzeit gewonnen werden.

    Initiiert von Mitgliedern der DFG-Senatskommission für Agrarökosystemforschung bietet die Nachwuchsakademie diesem Personenkreis die Chance, durch erfahrene Expertinnen und Experten aus den oben genannten Fachgebieten als Mentoren auf die spezifischen Anforderungen einer ersten eigenen Drittmitteleinwerbung vorbereitet zu werden. In einem weiteren Schritt werden die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer an die eigenständige Durchführung von in der Regel zweijährigen Forschungsprojekten und an die erste Projektleitung herangeführt. Ziel der Nachwuchsakademie ist auch die Netzwerkbildung innerhalb der eigenen Community und mit etablierten Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern. Sie bietet die Möglichkeit zum Informationsaustausch über das eigene Fachgebiet hinaus, um disziplinäre Anträge in einen interdisziplinären Kontext zu setzen. Darüber hinaus besteht die Möglichkeit, über die Förder- und Karrieremöglichkeiten und die Arbeit der DFG informiert zu werden.

  • 02.03.2018

    Sentinel North

    SUMMER SCHOOL - Sentinel North International Arctic Field School

    29 October 2017:  Application deadline

    Under the leadership of the Sentinel North strategy of Université Laval (Quebec City, Canada), the International Arctic Field School (IAFS) provides international students with a unique opportunity to interact with high-profile scientists, northerners and managers as part of a transdisciplinary training program that addresses the complex and interrelated scientific and socio-economic issues linked to the changing Arctic cryosphere.

    Taking place in Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut, Canada, the school will focus on an integrative, transdisciplinary and innovative training program supported by internationally renowned professors and local experts. Under the overarching theme of a changing arctic cryosphere, participants will get hands-on experience with a wide range of disciplines such as optics/photonics, arctic ecology, chemistry, geology and human health. Participants will also be provided tools allowing them to think outside the box and harness new aspects of the changing arctic cryosphere, both scientifically and culturally.

  • 01.01.2018

    United States National Science Foundation

    NSF Advanced Training Program in Antarctica for Early Career Scientists

    17 April 2017:  Application deadline

    The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) will sponsor the 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program for early career scientists at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in January 2018. The program is a collaboration between the University of San Francisco and the University of Southern California.

    The course emphasis is on integrative biology, using a combination of laboratory and field-based projects focused on biological adaptations of polar organisms to environmental change. A diverse team of instructors offer participants the opportunity to study a wide range of Antarctic organisms, as well as study several different levels of biological analysis (spanning molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, ecology, and evolution).

    Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled as a PhD student in good academic standing, or have earned a PhD within the past five years. The focus of the 2018 course is on the biology of marine organisms, but scientists from other disciplines are encouraged to apply. It is anticipated that travel dates to and from Antarctica will be in late December 2017 until late January 2018 (exact dates will be set in 2017).

  • 25.09.2017

    Förderinitiative Finanzsystem und Gesellschaft

    Summer School „Finanzsystem und Gesellschaft“

    30. April 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    Die Summer School ist Teil der Förderinitiative „Finanzsystem und Gesellschaft“ des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF). Sie soll 25 NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen zusammenbringen und einen intensiven Austausch über das Finanzsystem und sein Verhältnis zur Gesamtwirtschaft und zur Gesellschaft ermöglichen.

    Das Programm umfasst neben Workshops zu den Themen „Was ist Geld? Was sind Finanzmärkte?“, „Finanzmarktregulierung“, „Legitimität, Moral und Kritik“, und „Einfluss der Wirtschaftswissenschaften auf die Finanzmärkte“ eine Exkursion zum Finanzplatz Frankfurt sowie einen Besuch der Europäischen Zentralbank. Außerdem haben die Teilnehmenden die Möglichkeit ihre eigenen Forschungsprojekte bzw. Dissertationen zu präsentieren und zur Diskussion zu stellen.

    Die Summer School ist auf Doktoranden, PostDocs und Studierende auf Masterniveau ausgerichtet. Es gibt keine Teilnahmegebühr, Übernachtungs- und Reisekosten müssen jedoch selbst getragen werden.

  • 18.09.2017

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    SUMMER SCHOOL - THESys Summer School 2017

    09 June 2017:  Application deadline

    The THESys Summer School 2017 focuses on ‘Exploring current trends, discussions and methodologies in research on human-environment relations’ and will bring together scholars and PhD students from different disciplines. The scholars will be asked to present their personal as well as general disciplinary understanding of what a ‘human-environmental relation’ is. This understanding has implications for how research on human-environment relations is done in different disciplines. The scholars are therefore encouraged to link their personal and disciplinary understanding of human-environment relations with how they go about exploring these.

    By providing the students (and invited scholars) with epistemological and methodological insights into how different disciplines engage with human-environment relations the Summer School hopes to provide a better understanding of how different disciplines understand a ‘human-environment relation’, how they go about researching it, ways to identify and understand differences between disciplines, and ways to identify common and complementary research topics and methodologies cutting across disparate disciplines.

    Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral researchers, working in fields such as geography, environmental science, anthropology, development studies, agricultural science, political science, institutional economics and applied philosophy, conducting research on human-environment relations.

  • 18.09.2017

    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    GOTHAM International Summer School

    30 April 2017:  Application deadline

    Global Teleconnections in the Earth’s Climate System – Processes, Modelling and Advanced Analysis Methods

    Organized by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the GOTHAM Summer School will train young scientists on a unique combination of interdisciplinary scientific topics and tools relevant for understanding teleconnections and their role in causing extreme weather events. The school comprises of lectures as well as tutorial sessions by some of the world’s leading experts in this field. Specific topics include:

    • Global consequences of extreme El Niños
    • Mid-latitude weather extremes and the role of tropical, extratropical and Arctic drivers,
    • Stratosphere dynamics and stratosphere-troposphere interactions,
    • Internal variability and external drivers of South and East Asian monsoon systems,
    • Interactions between global teleconnection patterns,
    • Data management skills and the use of citizen science platforms (climateprediction.net),
    • Identification of teleconnections using complex systems or network methods.

    The Summer School is intended to host 25 young researchers working in relevant topical areas, both from GOTHAM partners and external institutes. Registration is free-of-charge and accommodation expenses will be covered for all attendees.

  • 10.09.2017

    Coastal Research in the North Sea and Baltic Sea (KüNO)

    SUMMER SCHOOL - Coastal Summer School

    1 June 2017:  Application deadline

    The summer school “How to govern marine environment: Baltic Sea and sediment services as a case study“ will give an interdisciplinary overview on topics related to the functioning of marine environments and their possible response to human impacts and their governance.

    Experienced scientists from Physical Oceanography, Sedimentology, Biogeochemistry, Marine Biology, Coastal Ecology, Marine Geology, and Economy will share their knowledge and teach students by providing state-of-the-art information and hands-on training during two intense weeks in the town of Lauenburg and on a daily cruise in Lübecker Bight on the RV Elisabeth Mann Borgese.

    The summer school, is realized in cooperation of some of the leading national centres for coastal research in Germany: Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Research Warnemünde, the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers) and the KüNO (Coastal Research in the North Sea and Baltic Sea) umbrella project. They have been organizing a common annual summer school since 2002 in Sylt, Helgoland, Büsum, Lauenburg and Warnemünde.

    The school is designed for PhD students and postdocs with a background of Earth Science, Geology, Physical and Chemical Oceanography, Biology or Coastal Engineering. All costs are covered by the organizers. The language of the school is English.

  • 04.09.2017

    Potsdam Summer School

    Potsdam Summer School Human Environments in a Changing World

    18 April 2017:  Application deadline

    The fourth Potsdam Summer School will address the central question: “How can transdisciplinary knowledge production be integrated in inclusive governance processes towards the achievement of sustainable development as in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?”

    The following topics will structure the discussions:

    • The role the SDGs play in measurement, management and monitoring of progress towards sustainable economic, social and environmental development of sustainable cities and communities;
    • The challenges of sustainable urban planning, pollution and resilience to climate change;
    • The challenges of risk factors such as population growth, climate change, pollution, energy and water supply and how they can be governed in cities and communities.

    The programme will comprise lectures, various discussion formats, and interactive project activities, including hands-on demonstrations, workshops, and group projects. The Summer School is open to early-career scientists and young professionals from the private sector, governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations from all countries.

    In partnership with the City of Potsdam, the 2017 Potsdam Summer School will be jointly organised by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and the University of Potsdam.

  • 03.09.2017

    Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM)

    2017 Swiss Climate Summer School

    22 January 2016:  Application deadline

    The 16th International Swiss Climate Summer School focuses on ‘High-resolution climate: observations, models and projections’. The course covers a broad spectrum of climate and climate impact research and fosters cross-disciplinary links.  Each topic includes keynote plenary lectures and workshops with in-depth discussion in smaller groups. Topics covered will include:

    • What observational methodologies provide high-resolution data?
    • How suitable are current global and regional climate models for high-resolution application?
    • What is the role of high resolution in representing extreme events such as heat waves, droughts, wind storms and floods?
    • How can we exploit the highly parallel and heterogeneous hardware architectures of emerging generations of high-performance supercomputers?
    • How can high-resolution information be used to inform decision processes in the context of a changing climate?

    The Summer School is open to young researchers (PhD students and Postdocs) worldwide. Participation is highly competitive and will be limited to a maximum of 70.

  • 01.09.2017

    Forum for Sustainability Through Life Cycle Innovation

    SUMMER SCHOOL - The 6th International Summer School on Life Cycle Approaches for Sustainable Regional Development

    30 June 2017:  Application deadline

    The sixth Life Cycle Summer School is an opportunity for professionals and regional managers to become familiar with expanded LCA approaches to sustainable development at regional level.  The objective is to encourage a greater degree of life cycle thinking by influential social partners who wish to enhance the effectiveness of their sustainability programmes, and who have not so far employed these techniques extensively.  The Summer School is aimed at administrators in regional institutions, academics, and consultants as well as industry managers and associations and other partners that have an interest in promoting regional sustainability.

    The Summer School aims to develop familiarity with, and insights into, life cycle management approaches that can contribute to regional sustainability.  It expands the managerial toolbox currently employed for the promotion of, for example, circular economy, maintaining a vibrant SME industrial sector, developing local resource-based economies, and in gaining a better understanding of waste and pollution challenges in regional communities. Life cycle approaches can also assist in enhancing landscape and natural resource management.

    This year’s Summer School is linked with the International Conference on Life Cycle Management 2017, in Luxembourg which takes place from 3-6 September 2017. Applicants to the Summer School may wish to continue their exposure to LCM by participating also in this conference.

  • 30.08.2017

    German Academy for Spatial Research and Planning

    Summer School Social Innovation in Urban and Regional Development

    19 March 2017:  Application deadline

    The International Summer School 2017 of the German Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL) in cooperation with the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences will discuss conceptual, methodological, and empirical contributions that investigate social innovation in an urban context, focusing on the relations between actors and their impact on urban and regional development.

    Contributions are invited from young academics whose approaches and early-stage analyses demonstrate an interest in:

    • theoretical, conceptual, or methodological advances or comparative (cross-national/cross-regional) studies on social innovation in the fields of urban and regional development
    • bottom-up and neighbourhood-based initiatives and movements
    • the role, organisation, governance, and power relations of “co-produced” policies and practices
    • adaptive capabilities in public administration to adjust to territorial decentralisation and citizen-based practices such as active citizenship, co-creation, and co-creative place and policy making
    • deploying a gendered perspective within the co-creation of social innovation, e.g. actor-networks and power formations

    The Summer School is designed for advanced doctoral students with a background in geography, urban and European studies, political sciences, sociology, spatial planning, public administration, social design, and related fields. A total of 12 doctoral students will be admitted to the summer school, six of which will be selected in a competitive application process. The ARL sponsors the accommodation and travel costs of all participants. A participation fee will not be charged.

  • 30.08.2017

    ALTER-Net

    ALTER-Net Summer School 2017

    21 April 2017: Application deadline

    The ALTER-Net Summer Schools provide an innovative atmosphere for thinking about and resolving sustainability challenges, and promote interdisciplinary approaches. It is a unique opportunity for an intensive course on the science, policy and practice of European biodiversity and ecosystem services.

    The 12th annual ALTER-Net Summer School will take place in Peyresq, France. The title of this year's summer school is "Biodiversity, ecosystem services: science and its impact on policy and society". The programme includes talks, working group sessions and a field trip to the surroundings of Peyresq.

    The SummerSchool is open to young graduate and post-graduate scientists from both within and outside the network partners. The number of participants is limited to 32. Participants must cover a part of the cost for the school through a registration fee of €800. Travel costs must be covered by the participants or by their institution.

  • 19.08.2017

    Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen

    SUMMER SCHOOL - Sommerakademie für Naturschutz und Nachhaltige Entwicklung 2017

    19 Juni 2017:  Bewerbungsfrist

    Die Koordinationsstelle Wirtschaft und Umwelt der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt in Nürtingen-Geislingen bietet in diesem Jahr zusammen mit der BUNDjugend Baden-Württemberg eine Sommerakademie zum Thema Naturschutz und nachhaltige Entwicklung an.

    Grundsätzlich geht es um die Frage, wie Natur- und Kulturlandschaften erhalten und nachhaltig bewirtschaftet werden können. Hierzu werden gewissen Rahmenbedingungen und Interessenkonflikte sowie Lösungsansätze genauer betrachtet und nebenbei erfahren die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer mehr über Biosphärenreservate und Artenvielfalt, und setzen sich kritisch mit dem Konzept der nachhaltigen Entwicklung auseinander.

    Das Programm ist sehr abwechslungsreich gestaltet und enthält beispielsweise Expertenvorträge, Exkursionen und praktische Übungen.

    Die Sommerakademie richtet sich an junge Leute zwischen 16 und 27, die sich mit dem Thema Nachhaltigkeit auseinandersetzen möchten.

  • 22.07.2017

    Freie Universität Berlin

    SUMMER SCHOOL - Global Challenges - Sustainable Futures

    24 June 2017:  Application deadline

    The course introduces students to the politics, ethics, and governance of sustainability. The key challenges of our time are global by nature. However, the current system of global governance based on sovereign states (often in competition with each other) is ill-equipped to meet challenges such as poverty, climate change, environmental degradation and availability of resources. As states cannot provide on their own for a sustainable future of their citizens, they are increasingly forced into a logic of sustainability for all people and responsibility for the global commons. This new logic is grounded on the scientific truth of planetary boundaries, but equally on ethical requirements (e.g. caring for the Earth).

    The course examines major current global challenges divided into economic, political and environmental issues.

    The course is designed for students with different academic backgrounds and a general interest in sustainability and sustainable development. There are no special prerequisites for the course.

  • 17.07.2017

    World Climate Research Programme

    2nd WCRP Summer School on Climate Model Development

    12 March 2017:  Application deadline

    The World Climate Research Programme WCRP and the National Institute for Space Research, Center for Weather Forecasting and Climate Studies (INPE/CPTEC) announce the 2nd Summer School on Climate Model Development hosted by the INPE/CPTEC from 17 to 28 July 2017.

    The WCRP Summer School Series aims at developing an increasing understanding of how weather and climate models are built by covering many aspects of simulating the Earth system, comprising atmospheric, land surface, ocean, and biogeochemical processes. In its 2017 edition, the School will tackle one of the current challenging issues in these models, the development of scale-aware parameterizations for the sub-grid scale convective processes.

    This year’s Summer School will provide to Ph.D., postdoc students, and young scientists theoretical background of the suite of scale-aware parameterizations used to represent convective processes in gray-zone climate models. Participants are encouraged to visit the 2nd WCRP Summer School pre-course webpage to prepare to come to the school with an understanding of climate models and parametrizing moist processes.

  • 10.07.2017

    University of Basel

    4th International PhD Summer School ‘Research on Sustainable Development’

    Sustainability and Risks – How to deal with risk issues in sustainability research?

    30 April 2017:  Application deadline

    The 4th international PhD Summer School ‘Research on Sustainable Development’ considers questions of conceptual and empirical linkages between sustainability and risk issues. It provides a platform to discuss this topic in a highly interdisciplinary and inspiring atmosphere. The participants will learn how to thoroughly deal with risk issues in their research and acquire a rationalized basis for substantiated scientific contributions. Distinguished guest speakers will give inputs and comment on the participants’ presentations.

    The Summer School is aimed at advanced PhD students from any discipline, who research in the fields of sustainability and risks and who are passionate about furthering the vivid interdisciplinary discourse.

  • 09.07.2017

    Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation

    Summer School on Physics of the Ocean

    31 March 2017:  Application deadline

    This Summer School aims at providing a broader view of the ocean system from a physical perspective, encompassing a large range of scales and their interactions. Participants will be introduced to the observations and models, theory and statistical methods used by environmental and ocean physicists and to their present understanding of the physical ocean system.

    Other than receiving lectures, the students will participate through various activities such as poster sessions, exercises, discussions and a field excursion. There will be a set of “Super Problems” introduced at the beginning of the summer school; the students will work on these problems throughout the summer school and present their results/ solutions at the end.

    Applications are welcome from young scientists such as advanced master students, graduate students and first year postdocs from all over Europe and beyond from all fields with an interest in physics who want to increase their knowledge about the ocean.

  • 25.06.2017

    Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences

    Summer School at BIGSSS

    8 March 2017: Application deadline

    The Bremen International School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications for its summer school on "Social Cohesion in a World of Increasing Diversity".

    The summer school is a joint venture of BIGSSS and Bertelsmann Stiftung. It focuses on the interplay between social cohesion, on the one hand, and cultural, ethnic, and religious plurality, on the other, in times of societal transformations and increasing migration flows around the globe. Participants will have the opportunity to assess and discuss the impact of socio-structural, institutional, political as well as individual factors on social cohesion at different levels of societal organization. Next to the question as to what promotes social cohesion, the summer school pays equal attention to the importance of cohesion for the well-being of social entities and individuals both in the OECD World and the Global South in light of key indicators.

  • 12.06.2017

    University of Freiburg

    Summer School Integrated Land Use Systems

    5 February 2017:  Application deadline

    The Summer School will introduce participants to important Integrated Land Use Systems (ILUS) (e.g. agroforestry systems), and the socio-economic context in which they developed. One goal is to familiarize participants with the wide range of ILUS by presenting case studies from different parts of the world and to provide them with up to date expert knowledge. The second major goal is to train competencies in the critical analysis of ecological, social and economic foundations and effects of ILUS.

    The Summer School consists of case studies, group work, presentations and excursions. Furthermore, the programme will provide a cultural and social programme to introduce participants to Freiburg, the Black forest, and the region.

    The Summer School is designed for international graduate students and for young scientists working in the field of forest, agricultural, and environmental sciences, geography, rural development, landscape ecology and other related fields of natural resource management. The programme is open for applications from all countries.

  • 06.06.2017

    Trier Summer University

    Decolonizing Urbanism - Transformative Perspectives

    31 January 2017:  Application deadline

    The Governance and Sustainability Lab at Trier University is inviting applications for its 2017 Summer University on the topic “Decolonizing Urbanism - Transformative Perspectives”, which will take place from 6 to 12 June 2017 in the City of Trier.

    Participants will explore the theme of 'decolonizing urbanism' through a mixture of public lectures, seminar sessions, advanced skills trainings, excursions, and cultural activities.

    Applications are invited from advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers as well as from early career professionals working in geography, urban studies, urban planning, political science, international relations, development studies, gender studies, native studies, cultural studies, sociology, ecology and related fields.

  • 08.05.2017

    United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security

    Intensive Summer Course ‘Advancing Disaster Risk Reduction to Enhance Sustainable Development in a Changing World’

    31 March 2017:  Application deadline

    The two-week long Intensive Summer Course aims to increase awareness regarding the complexity and importance of vulnerability and resilience in the field of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Aimed at a diverse audience of advanced master students, PhD candidates and field practitioners, the course explores topics ranging from the role of human mobility to early warning systems and effective disaster coordination. In so doing, the Intensive Summer Course combines a series of seminars with practice oriented simulation exercises that are held by UN experts and practitioners.

    The Course is designed for academics and practitioners working in related fields who have already obtained (or are in the process of obtaining) a master’s degree. Commonly held master’s degrees are in geography, economics, social science, engineering, anthropology, environmental and/or natural science or related disciplines, along with basic experience in vulnerability, risk and/or disaster management.

  • 20.04.2017

    Meeting on "SDGs and the Future Earth Research Agenda" for Early Career Scientists

    15 February 2017: Application deadline

    The speakers of early career scientists in the German Committee in Future Earth, Anja Brock and Ruth Delzeit, invite interests to a meeting on “SDGs and the Future Earth Research Agenda - perspectives of Early Career Scientists” which will take place from 20 -21 April 2017 in Kiel.

    At their meeting at the Future Earth Summit in Berlin 2016, the need to further discuss the implications of the Agenda 2030 for inter- and transdisciplinary global change research beyond the omnipresent references to the SDGs was identified. In order to do so, they successfully applied for funds at the DFG.

    Two major points of discussion will be :

    • Possibilities and limitations of SDG-based research for being policy-relevant
    • Identifying possible ways to systematically deal with SDG-inherent conflicts of interest 

    Speakers are:

    • Dr. Bettina Schmalzbauer (German Committee in Future Earth)
    • Prof. Asunción Lera St. Clair (DNV GL, Member of the Future Earth Engagement Committee)
    • Dr. Christiane Joerk (DFG)
    • Dr. Florian Zabel (LMU München)

    If you are interested, please send your applications including a short letter of motivation until 15 February to Ruth Delzeit (ruth.delzeit@ifw-kiel.de). Since there is some funding to refund travel costs, please indicate your potential travel fund requirements in your email.

  • 28.03.2017

    Innovations in Climate Governance

    INOGOV Spring School - Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action?

    13 November 2016:  Application deadline

    This international Spring School, organized for the first time by Innovations in Climate Governance (INOGOV), is aimed at Early Career Researchers (i.e. PhD students, Research Masters students, and researchers that have obtained their PhD <7 years ago), with an interest in developing expertise around climate change policy and governance.

    The spring school will cover topics including:

    • characteristics of polycentric climate governance
    • concepts of governance innovation, transition and transformation
    • conceptual frameworks surrounding the notion of governance interventions (e.g. policy entrepreneurs, experiments)
    • conceptual frameworks to explain the diffusion of governance inventions (e.g. drivers, barriers)
    • conceptual frameworks to evaluate governance innovations
    • data and research methods for studying polycentricity and innovations in climate governance
    • political power and knowledge
    • systemic factors e.g. equity, legitimacy, accountability

    There is no fee for the spring school and reasonable funding will be available to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

  • 27.02.2017

    UiT The Arctic University of Norway

    Interdisciplinary PhD course in Marine Sustainability

    1 December 2016: Application deadline for PhD candidates outside the UiT
    10 January 2017: Application deadline for PhD candidates at UiT

    Future Earth Norway, Nord University and UiT The Arctic University of Norway invite PhD students working in fields relevant to healthy oceans and the sustainable utilization of resources to a week-long interdisciplinary PhD course in marine sustainability. During the course, five critical questions in solutions-oriented marine sustainability research will be addressed:

    1. How can ocean sustainability be brought about and what role does research play?
    2. What are the key links/interactions between the social and natural sciences that might affect ocean sustainability?
    3. How could society develop to manage and utilize the ocean and its resources sustainably under climate change?
    4. What are the key knowledge gaps about the marine and the social systems related to marine sustainability?
    5. What methodologies are urgently needed to address and fill the knowledge gaps?

    The course will start in Bodø with lectures, a field trip and side event. Then the participants will board the Hurtigruten for stakeholder dialogues with some stops along the way in the Lofoten Islands. The course finishes in Tromsø with further lectures, group work and another side event.

    Applications are invited from highly-motivated PhD students working in any field relevant to healthy oceans and the sustainable utilization of their resources, both from the natural and social sciences (including law, humanities, business and economics). The course will accommodate 20-25 international participants, ensuring scientific quality, geographical diversity and gender balance. There is a course fee of 4,000NOK (ca. 450€).

  • 16.01.2017

    Jeju National University

    WCRP-JNU Training School on Monsoon Variability in Changing Climate

    15 November 2016: Application deadline

    The Jeju National University (JNU) is launching a collaborative framework with the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) on training and education for ocean and climate science, and organizes its first training school to share and promote contemporary issues in the area of monsoon study, particularly incorporating the interest of users (of information to understand and predict monsoon phenomena) of the Asia-Pacific region.

    This school will focus on understanding tropical process and scale interactions therein (sub-daily, intraseasonal to interannual), for the Asia-Pacific region. It also aims to share knowledge and discuss scientific challenges for monsoon prediction particularly in intra-seasonal to seasonal scales. Participants will be requested to participate in open dialogues on the “user needs”, as well as the impacts of monsoon variability in changing climate to coastal zones.

    The training school is targeted for young scientists and early-career forecasters in the relevant fields. The programme is composed in English only; a good command of the English language is required.

     

  • 09.01.2017

    Environment Europe

    Majorca Winter School in Ecological Economics 2017

    Ecosystem Services and the Economy: Linkages, Assessment and Policy for the Green Economy

    1 December 2016:  Application deadline

    The School will address key elements of the new economy transformation, exploring the cutting edge methods and policy applications in ecological economics, with a particular focus on ecosystem services and macroeconomy. With a clear sustainable development focus, it will draw on the expertise of a range of disciplines: economics, ecology, physics, environmental sciences, finance, politics, international relations, sociology, psychology, complex systems theory, etc. to address the current challenges: climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion, water shortages, social cohesion and achieving sustainability.

    The course will be composed of theoretical and applied modules and will address the key elements of the new ecosystem services and macroeconomy interaction: methodological approaches to analyzing ecosystem services: the cascade model, valuation approaches, multiple criteria methods, the REDD negotiations, finance for the green economy, economic instruments, regulation, environmental taxes, environmentally extended input-output analysis and applications to ecological conflicts, climate change and ecosystem services, cities and ecosystem services and multiple dimensions of ecosystem values as well as case studies from around the world.

    The course is taught by the leading ecological economists, ecosystem services, environmental policy and sustainable development experts in Europe. It is designed for multiple points of entry and could be helpful for PhD students, government experts, representatives of international organizations and business.

  • 14.12.2016

    Asian-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

    APN Proposal Development Training Workshop

    31 October 2016:  Application deadline

    The Proposal Development Training Workshop (PDTW), organized annually by the Asian-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), will be held on 14-16 December, 2016 in Bhutan. The training workshop is designed to enhance the capacity of young scientists and practitioners in the South Asia region to develop competitive research proposals for funding.  Another main focus of the workshop is to provide a platform to strengthen ties among South Asian researchers as well as identify collaborators for regional research activities.

    The workshop will focus on the following priority research topics that will also be expected to develop collaboration between Paleoclimate science and modern climate studies in South Asia.

    1. Paleoclimatology
    2. Observed Climate Change and Variability 
    3. Regional Climate Modelling
    4. Climate Applications

    Young/early-career scientists and practitioners 40 years of age or under, who come from the South Asia region and are working in the areas related to the main topics of the workshop can apply for the PDTW. Funding support can only be granted to applicants coming from, living in and working in APN member countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Places are limited to a maximum of 25.

Fellowships

  • 01.10.2018

    ISSC

    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.

  • 01.09.2018

    CIPSEM TU Dresden

    UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB Courses

    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.

  • 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

    IPBES

    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 15.04.2018

    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.

Vacancies

  • 09.03.2018

    Robert Bosch Stiftung

    Senior Projektmanager für das Thema „Forschung für Nachhaltigkeit“

    9 März 2018: Bewerbungsfrist

    Die Robert-Bosch-Stiftung sucht einen Senior Projektmanager (m/w) zum 01.04.2018 in Teilzeit (75%).  Die Stelle ist zunächst auf 2 Jahre befristet. Der Arbeitsort ist Stuttgart.

    Die Robert-Bosch-Stiftung verbindet Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft, um gemeinsame Lösungen für unser zukünftiges Zusammenleben zu finden. Dabei sind ihnen qualifizierte Teilhabe und aktive Mitgestaltung aller Teile der Gesellschaft wichtig. Sie unterstützen im Rahmen unserer Förderprogramme im Thema „Forschung für Nachhaltigkeit“ junge Menschen, wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs, brillante Forscher und transdisziplinäre Netzwerke, die sich mit Wissenschaft für Nachhaltigkeit beschäftigen. Weg von der Forschung in disziplinären Schubladen, hin zur Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Disziplinen, aber auch mit Gesellschaft und Politik, über Länder- und Kontinentalgrenzen hinweg und orientiert an den Fragen, die sich der Gesellschaft stellen.

    Ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium sowie Berufserfahrung im Projektmanagement und sehr gute Englischkenntnisse sowie gute Französischkenntnisse werden vorausgesetzt. Des Weiteren sollten Sie Auslandserfahrung sowie nachgewiesene Erfahrung in der Konzeption und Implementierung von Projekten und Förderstrategien mitbringen.

  • 05.03.2018

    Robert Bosch Stiftung

    Senior Projektmanager für das Thema „Stadt Land Raum“

    5 März 2018: Bewerbungsfrist

    Die Robert-Bosch-Stiftung sucht einen Senior Projektmanager zum 01.05.2018 in Vollzeit (100%).  Die Stelle ist zunächst bis zum 30.04.2021 befristet. Der Arbeitsort ist Stuttgart.

    Die Robert-Bosch-Stiftung sucht nach neuen Wegen für den Brückenschlag zwischen Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft, um gemeinsame Lösungen für unser zukünftiges Zusammenleben zu finden. Dabei sind ihnen qualifizierte Teilhabe und aktive Mitgestaltung aller Teile der Gesellschaft wichtig. Sie unterstützen im Rahmen unserer Förderprogramme im Thema „Forschung für Nachhaltigkeit“ junge Menschen, wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs, brillante Forscher und transdisziplinäre Netzwerke, die sich mit Wissenschaft für Nachhaltigkeit beschäftigen. Weg von der Forschung in disziplinären Schubladen, hin zur Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Disziplinen, aber auch mit Gesellschaft und Politik, über Länder- und Kontinentalgrenzen hinweg und orientiert an den Fragen, die sich der Gesellschaft stellen.

    Ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium sowie Berufserfahrung im Projektmanagement und sehr gute Englischkenntnisse sowie gute Französischkenntnisse werden vorausgesetzt. Des Weiteren sollten Sie Auslandserfahrung und Erfahrung in der Zusammenarbeit mit akademischen und afrikanischen Partnern, insbesondere in Graduiertenkollegs sowie nachgewiesene Erfahrung in der Konzeption und Implementierung von Projekten und Förderstrategien mitbringen.

  • 15.01.2018

    United Nations University

    JOB - Director, UNU-FLORES

    15 January 2018: Application deadline

    The UNU International Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) aims to contribute to the resolution of pressing challenges to the sustainable use and integrated management of environmental resources, such as water, soil, and waste. UNU-FLORES strives to advance the development of integrated management strategies that take into consideration the impact of global change on the sustainable use of environmental resources. To this end, the Institute engages in research, teaching, advanced training, capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge.

    The Director is the chief academic and administrative officer of UNU-FLORES and has overall responsibility for the direction, organisation, administration, and programmes of the Institute under the direction of the Rector of UNU. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the growth of the Institute thematically and financially. The Director will be responsible for ensuring high-quality research outputs as well as for obtaining a diversification of funding for the Institute’s programmes. S/he will also contribute to implementing the UNU Gender Action Plan by mainstreaming gender throughout the Institute’s research programmes and achieving gender parity.

    Candidates must have a doctoral qualification in the natural sciences or engineering related to water, soil, and/or waste management, a strong research background and publications in areas related to the issues of water, soil, and/or waste management and experience in supervising researchers and supporting them to achieve scientific and publishing excellence.

  • 17.12.2017

    ESA – European Space Agency

    JOB - Young Graduate Trainees

    17 December 2017: Application deadline

    Are you about to take your finals? Or do you already have your Master’s degree in the bag? If so, then you can apply to ESA as a 'Young Graduate Trainee' (YGT). This high-calibre programme lasts for one year and gives successful applicants an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the development and operation of space missions. As a Graduate Trainee, you’ll take on a responsible role in supporting a project, and benefit from the expertise of an ESA tutor.

    There are various job opportunities such as Young Graduate Trainee for Knowledge Management, Young Graduate Trainee for Software Systems, Young Graduate Trainee for Solar Generators and many more.

  • 24.11.2017

    COUPLED – Operationalising telecouplings for sustainability challenges related to land use

    JOB - 15 PhD Positions Available in Global Land-Use Change and Telecoupling

    24 November 2017: Application deadline

    COUPLED is a four-year, European Training Network granted by the EC under Horizon 2020. They put the research approach of TELECOUPLING into action for solving sustainability challenges for land use. How to understand processes and actors that influence land use in an increasingly interconnected world? They want to train a new generation of young scientists to better integrate research, innovation and social responsibility.

    COUPLED is offering 15 PhD positions conducted by Early Stage Researchers. They are grouped in three overarching, interrelating work packages.

    1. Processes: How inter-dependent are land and resource systems in today’s world, and what are new or unexpected actors and processes creating the telecouplings that produce these dependencies?
    2. Distance: How is sustainability governance of land use and land-based products affected by differences in the type of linkages and telecouplings and the scale at which they operate?
    3. Impacts: Which enabling conditions are required to generate opportunities for a more sustainable allocation of resources in a telecoupled world?

    The PhD students will be selected for a 3-year advanced multidisciplinary research training, preferably starting in July 2018 or earlier.

  • 20.11.2017

    GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

    JOB - Director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs

    20 November 2017: Application deadline

    The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is seeking to fill the position of Director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs.

    This position is to be combined at the earliest possible date with a permanent University Professorship at Freie Universität Berlin.

    The successful applicant will cover the area of “Governance in Africa” in research and teaching in connection to the position as Director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs. As IAA Director, the successful candidate is required to be based in Hamburg. The directorship (renewable 5-year terms) comes with a permanent researcher position at the GIGA. An appointment for a permanent professorship at Freie Universität Berlin is also planned. The appointee is thus expected to teach classes and collaborate with the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science of Freie Universität Berlin. The teaching load will be reduced to one 2-hour course per semester.

    The position requires outstanding academic record with a clear fit to the GIGA’s research agenda, demonstrated through publications in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals and university presses, as well as successful third-party funding acquisitions. Well-established record of working on and with Sub-Saharan Africa, including language skills relevant to the region, and proven ability to engage in cross-regional, comparative, interdisciplinary, and multi-level analysis is required too.

  • 15.11.2017

    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

    JOB - Executive Director SOLAS International Project Office

    15 November: Application deadline

    SOLAS is a project focussed on the physical and biogeochemical interactions between the surface ocean and the lower atmosphere and how the ocean-atmosphere system is linked to climate and people (see www.solas-int.org). SOLAS is seeking to appoint an Executive Director to lead the International Project Office (IPO) at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. The Executive Director is assisted by Project Officers based at GEOMAR and at Xiamen University, China.

    Tasks:

    • Supervise the international coordination for the implementation of the SOLAS Science Plan
    • Develop, plan, and facilitate the SOLAS Implementation Strategy
    • Liaise with and report to the SOLAS sponsors (WCRP, SCOR, iCACGP, and Future Earth)

     

    PhD in environmental sciences or a related discipline, environmental sciences or a related discipline, Interest in facilitating multinational and multidisciplinary research activities and Excellent communication skills in English are required.

     

  • 02.11.2017

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    JOB - Managing Director

    2 November 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    Integrated Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) sucht eine/n Managing Director.

    Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst die administrative Leitung der Geschäftsstelle und Koordination der wissenschaftlichen Aktivitäten des Instituts, Personal- und Haushaltsverantwortung sowie die Umsetzung institutsübergreifender Maßnahmen wie des THESys Graduate Programs, der interdisziplinären Themenklasse „Nachhaltigkeit und Globale Gerechtigkeit“ oder des „Dialogs zwischen Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft“.

    Gefordert ist ein abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium vorzugsw. im Bereich der Umwelt-, Agrar-, Geo- oder Sozialwissenschaften, Ethik oder einem ähnlichen Gebiet und mindestens 5 Jahre Erfahrung in der Administration von Forschungsprojekten, insb. von DFG-Verbundprojekten, davon idealerweise mind. 2 Jahre mit Personal- und Budgetverantwortung.

  • 15.10.2017

    Universität Leipzig

    JOB - W3-Professur “Biodiversitätsökonomik”

    15 Oktober 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    An der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Leipzig ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine W3-Professur “Biodiversitätsökonomik” zu besetzen.

    Integrative Biodiversitätsforschung verknüpft in einem interdisziplinären Umfeld verschiedene Forschungszweige – Biologie, Ökologie, Forst- und Agrarwissenschaft, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften. Ökosysteme werden als komplexe sozial-ökologische Gefüge verstanden, die der Mensch zum einen beeinflusst und lenkt und von deren Biodiversität er Ökosystemdienstleistungen erhält. Aus dieser Verflechtung ergibt sich die Notwendigkeit einer interdisziplinären Plattform, die Wissenschaftler mit Entscheidungsträgern und Vertretern aus der Praxis zusammenbringt. Das Zusammenwirken verschiedener Disziplinen gewinnt als Kerngedanke der Biodiversitätsforschung zunehmend an Anerkennung.

    Anforderungsprofil der Professur: Der/die erfolgreiche Bewerber/-in verfügt über umfangreiche Erfahrung in der Entwicklung und Anwendung ökonomischer Theorien und quantitativer Methoden mit einem sichtbaren Profil in der Biodiversitätsökonomik, die verschiedene Facetten der Biodiversität und ihrer Wirkung berücksichtigt. Mögliche Forschungsthemen sind beispielsweise die Modellierung ökologisch-ökonomischer Szenarien, die ökonomische Bewertung von Biodiversität in seiner vielfältigen Wirkung auf die Bereitstellung von Ökosystemdienstleistungen, die Untersuchung der Wechselwirkungen von ökonomischem Wandel und Biodiversitätsänderungen, Finanzierungsmechanismen zur Erhaltung von Biodiversität und evolutionäre Ökonomie. Einschlägige Erfahrung in interdisziplinärer Forschungsarbeit wird vorausgesetzt, ebenso die Bereitschaft, mit iDiv-Kollegen/-innen und iDiv-Mitgliedern aus den natur- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Bereichen eng zu kooperieren, und im Dialog mit Entscheidungsträgern eine Schnittstelle zwischen Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft zu bilden.

    Es wird erwartet, dass die Bewerber/-innen die Lehre in Bachelor- und Masterstudiengängen der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät mit vier Wochenstunden während des laufenden Semesters unterstützen.

  • 15.09.2017

    Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    JOB - Postdoctoral researcher positions, Earth System Dynamics and Trajectories in Past and Future

    15 September 2017: Application deadline

    Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research are coordinating recruitment of four post-doctoral researchers to join an international collaborative project on new-generation Earth system modelling to investigate Earth's paleo-climatic shifts and Earth resilience in the Anthropocene, with the endeavour of scientifically defining a safe operating space for humanity on Earth.

     

    Two of the positions will be based in Sweden:

    Land biosphere dynamics
    The task involves modelling terrestrial biosphere dynamics and their interactions with climatic and social dynamics, including tipping points, in the context of the planetary boundaries framework. Apply here

    Marine biosphere dynamics
    The task involves modelling the marine biosphere and ocean circulation in the context of an integrated Earth System model, exploring non-linear dynamics and interactions among planetary boundaries.

     

    Two of the positions will be based in Potsdam, Germany, in Research Domain 1 “Earth System Analysis”:

    Atmosphere dynamics
    The task involves further validation and improvement of the innovative Aeolus atmosphere model developed at PIK, and advancing the integrated Earth System modelling of paleoclimate and the Anthropocene.

    Ocean circulation dynamics
    The task involves modelling the global ocean circulation with focus on nonlinear thresholds, ice-ocean interaction and transient paleoclimate simulations.

  • 01.09.2017

    Das Forschungsinstitut für gesellschaftliche Weiterentwicklung (e.V.)

    JOB - Leiter/in der Geschäftsstelle

    1 September 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    Das FGW sucht für seine Geschäftsstelle in Düsseldorf zum 1. Oktober 2017 und zunächst befristetbis zum 31. Dezember 2019 eine/n Leiter/in der Geschäftsstelle in Vollzeit (100%).

    Das Forschungsinstitut wurde im September 2014 als Verein mit Sitz in Düsseldorf gegründet und wird von einem Kollegium von Professorinnen und Professoren geleitet. Aufgabe des FGW ist es, eine intensive Begegnung von Wissenschaft, Politik und gesellschaftlichen Akteur/innen zu ermöglichen und dabei wissenschaftsbasierte Handlungsempfehlungen für Politikaktivitäten in ausgewählten drängenden gesellschaftlichen Themenbereichen zu entwickeln.

    Ausgeschrieben wird die Leitung der Geschäftsstelle. Dabei handelt es sich um eine Führungsaufgabe für zehn angestellte wissenschaftliche und administrative Referent/innen im Rahmen der Vorgaben des FGW-Kollegiums sowie im speziellen des ehrenamtlichen geschäftsführenden FGW-Vorstands. Nähere Informationen entnehmen Sie bitte der Webseite www.fgw-nrw.de.

    Ein abgeschlossenes Diplom- oder Masterstudium der Sozial,- Wirtschaft,- Geistes- oder Rechtswissenschaften sowie mehrjährige Berufserfahrung in entweder Wissenschaft & Forschung, Verwaltung, Politik, NGOs oder Interessensvertretungen wird vorausgesetzt. Des Weiteren sollten Sie mindestens zwei Jahre Führungserfahrung im professionellen oder im ehrenamtlichen Kontext mitbringen.

  • 01.09.2017

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

    JOB - International Consultant on SDG Policy Simulation

    1 September 2017: Application deadline

    UNDP was particularly requested by the Government of Azerbaijan to support the process of policy simulation and formulation of policy scenario. The latter would be instrumental in defining the core drivers of growth and transformation and suggest the entry points generating the larger and broader positive spill-overs across various sector of the national economy, covering all the part of the country and addressing the

    This policy simulation process would be conducted by a team of national experts, representing the key national institutions and think tanks, and particularly the Institute of Scientific Research on Economic Reform under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

    UNDP will recruit a team of consultants who would facilitate this policy simulation process. The team will include both national consultants and an international one.

    The international consultant would serve as a resource person who could consolidate the existing international experience and practices in applying various modelling tools for simulation of integrated cross-sectoral long-term policy scenario and could support the national team in adapting that experience in modelling for the context of the SDG process in Azerbaijan.

    Applicants should have at least Master's degree in Development Studies or related area and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in economic and sustainable development research and analysis, policy formulation, application of advanced modelling techniques and linking those to policy consultation and policy communication. The ability to effectively coordinate a large, multi-stakeholder policy research project as well as a good working knowledge of English is required.

  • 31.08.2017

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) & Alfred-Wegener-Institut

    JOB - Communications and Outreach Officer in the Technical Support Unit (IPCC WGII)

    31 August 2017: Application deadline

    Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is filling the position of Communications and Outreach Officer in the Technical Support Unit (IPCC WGII).

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has started its Sixth Assessment cycle. The WGII Technical Support Unit (TSU), which provides the scientific, technical and organisational support of the activities and products of the Working Group focusing on the Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability of Climate Change, is employed through the Alfred-Wegener-Institut in Bremen, Germany.

    The Communications and Outreach Officer will coordinate and develop the communications materials of Working Group II (WGII) during the IPCC Sixth Assessment cycle. He/she will and be responsible for supporting the communication related activities of WGII and TSU, including development of outreach material and webpages, and author support to provide clear communication in text and graphics material for a non-specialist audience. Upon completion of a report, activities also involve organization of national and international media workshops and briefings, as well as engagement with stakeholders and outreach events for policymakers, stakeholders, scientists, students and the general public.

    An understanding of different means of communication; experience in qualified handling media and other information requests, demonstrated e.g. by a degree in marketing, public relations, or journalism is required as well as experience in science writing in understandable, clear language avoiding jargon.

  • 31.08.2017

    Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, HELSUS

    JOB - Six Tenure Track Sustainability Science Professor Positions Open

    31 August 2017: Application deadline

    Helsus is a new cross-faculty research unit in sustainability science at the University of Helsinki. The mission of the institute is to contribute to sustainability transformations of the societies by means of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and education. The research focuses in particular on urban studies, consumption and production, and Global South and Arctic contexts. There are around 50 professors and more than 60 researchers associated with the Institute in the HELSUS faculties.

    HELSUS is now seeking outstanding candidates for six positions of assistant/associate/full professor in sustainability.

    Available Positions:

    1. Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor of Sustainability Science (Indigenous Sustainabilities)
    2. Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Sustainability Science (Social Sustainability of Urban Transformations in the Global South)
    3. Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Sustainability Science (Inter- and Transdisciplinary Methodologies in Sustainability Science)
    4. Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Sustainability Science (Modelling Long-Term Ecological and Social System Dynamics in the Artic)
    5. Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, Computer Science (Spatiotemporal Data Analysis for Sustainability Science)
    6. Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Applied Urban Meteorology
  • 20.08.2017

    Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

    JOB - Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiters für Methoden transdisziplinärer Forschung sowie für die Projektkoordination

    20 August 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    In der Arbeitsgruppe Hydrologie der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt ist die Stelle einer/eines Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiters für Methoden transdisziplinärer Forschung sowie für die Projektkoordination befristet für drei Jahre zu besetzen.

    Einer der beiden Forschungsschwerpunkte der Arbeitsgruppe, neben der globalen hydrologischen Modellierung, sind die Methoden transdisziplinärer Forschung. Dabei liegt der Fokus auf der optimalen Gestaltung partizipativer Prozesse, insbesondere durch partizipative Modellierung (z. B. Akteursmodellierung und Bayes’sche Netze). Ziel ist es, im Kontext sozialökologischer Forschung ein nachhaltiges Umweltmanagement zu unterstützen.

    Der Mitarbeiter/die Mitarbeiterin wird im Rahmen des internationalen Projekts CO-MICC tätig werden, das zum Ziel hat, zusammen mit Stakeholdern Methoden zu entwickeln, um Daten eines Multi-Modell Ensembles zu süßwasserbezogenen Gefahren des Klimawandels für End- Nutzer bereitzustellen und diese für die Bewertung von Risiken und Anpassungsmaßnahmen nutzbar zu machen.

    Einstellungsvoraussetzung ist eine sehr gute Promotion mit Umweltbezug. Sehr wünschenswert sind Erfahrungen in der Modellierung und in der Arbeit mit Stakeholdern, sehr gute kommunikative und analytische Fähigkeiten, Kreativität sowie ein starkes Interesse an integrativem und transdisziplinärem Arbeiten. Gute Französischkenntnisse sind von Vorteil. Zu uns passen Menschen mit Eigeninitiative und Freude an der Teamarbeit.

  • 18.08.2017

    Universität Bern

    JOB - Three Post‐Doctoral Positions

    18 August 2017: Application deadline

    The University of Bern, Switzerland has an opening for 3 Post‐doctoral research positions each starting on November 2017, of which 2 positions will be held at the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern (Switzerland) for a period of 36 months each. One position will be held at the School of Agricultural Policy and Development of the University of Reading (United Kingdom) for a period of 42 months within the ERC Consolidator Grant funded project “Indigenous Communities, Land Use and tropical Deforestation” (INCLUDE).

    ABOUT THE PROJECT INCLUDE:
    Tropical deforestation is an important contributor to climate change, through the release of significant amounts of carbon in the atmosphere. The main proximate cause of deforestation is agricultural expansion, followed by resource extraction. This project looks at the problem of deforestation in the Argentinean dry Chaco in the province of Salta (the Chaco Salteño). The Chaco Salteño, part of the Great American Chaco (the second largest tropical forest in the American continent after the Amazon), experiences one of the fastest deforestation rates in the world (on average about 2 football fields per minute over 1970‐2015), represents an important agricultural frontier (with over 6 million ha of forest left) and hosts significant ethnic and cultural diversity, including both ‘criollos’ (small scale livestock farmers of European descent) and indigenous peoples (IPs). In the first year of the project, which started in November 2016, the involved researchers have been collecting information to understand the institutional context, with particular attention to the legal framework (both at federal and provincial level) regarding land use, deforestation, agriculture and IPs communal land rights. The post‐doctoral researchers are expected to bring the work forward, by working on three macro‐objectives (MOs).

    • POST‐DOC 1: CHARACTERIZING IPS LAND TENURE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES (MO1)
    • POST‐DOC 2: RESOURCE USE DECISION (MO2)
    • POST‐DOC 3: CHARACTERIZING STAKEHOLDERS’ ATTITUDE (MO3)
  • 10.08.2017

    Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)

    JOB - Junior Officer, Resilient Cities (Congress program)

    10 August 2017: Application deadline

    ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the leading global network of over 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. By helping the ICLEI Network to become sustainable, low-carbon, ecomobile, resilient, biodiverse, resource-efficient, healthy and happy, with a green economy and smart infrastructure, we impact over 25% of the global urban population.

    In May 2010, ICLEI World Secretariat launched Resilient Cities, a series of annual global forums on urban resilience and adaptation. After 8 successful editions, the Resilient Cities team is now preparing Resilient Cities 2018, to be held in Bonn, Germany from 26 to 28 April 2018.

    To support the Resilient Cities Congress 2018 the position as Junior Officer, Resilient Cities is offered.

    A degree in a relevant subject such as Urban Geography, Environmental Studies, Urban Planning & Management, Urban sustainability and resilience, Climate Change Adaptation and Local Development, or similar is required as well as at least one-year experience in events organization, possibly with a focus on program development.

  • 04.08.2017

    Group on Earth Observations Secretariat

    JOB - Project Coordinator (GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM))

    4 August 2017: Application deadline

    GEO is a unique global network connecting government institutions, academic and research institutions, data providers, businesses, engineers, scientists and experts to create innovative solutions to global challenges at a time of exponential data growth, human development and climate change that transcend national and disciplinary boundaries. The unprecedented global collaboration of experts helps identify gaps and reduce duplication in the areas of sustainable development and sound environmental management.

    GEO is seeking a Project Coordinator (GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM)).

    GEOGLAM is the Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative. It was initially launched by the Group of Twenty (G20) Agriculture Ministers in June 2011, in Paris. The G20 Ministerial Declaration states that GEOGLAM "will strengthen global agricultural monitoring by improving the use of remote sensing tools for crop production projections and weather forecasting". By providing coordinated Earth observations from satellites and integrating them with ground-based and other in-situ measurements, the initiative will contribute to generating reliable, accurate, timely and sustained crop monitoring information and yield forecasts.

    Under the supervision of the Director, GEO Secretariat, the incumbent will be responsible to coordinate GEOGLAM programmatic undertakings, to coordinate external relations with donor, intergovernmental and potential host organizations and to manage the GEOGLAM Office staff and budget.

    A Master's degree or equivalent in remote sensing, agricultural science or a closely related field is required as well as at least 10 years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in programme, project and financial management, and stakeholder engagement and communications, preferably both in public and private sectors.

  • 02.08.2017

    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

    2 Stellen als Volkswirt, Politikwissenschaftler (m/w)

    2 August 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    Das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) ist das Forschungszentrum der Bundesrepublik Deutschland für Luft- und Raumfahrt. Seine Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeiten in Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt, Energie, Verkehr und Sicherheit sind in nationale und internationale Kooperationen eingebunden.

    Das DLR hat zwei Stellen im Forschungsbereich Globaler Wandel zu besetzen. Hier werden zurzeit Fördermaßnahmen zur Klimasystem- und Anpassungsforschung, zur Ökosystem- und Biodiversitätsforschung sowie zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung von ruralen und urbanen Räumen gefördert. Die Stelle bezieht sich konkret auf den Themenbereich der integrierten Bewertung des globalen Wandels mit besonderem Schwerpunkt auf Klimaänderungen und deren Auswirkungen. Dabei geht es um sozial- und wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Forschung zu Klimaschutz, Anpassung an den Klimawandel und Klimafinanzierung sowie um die Realisierung klimapolitisch wirksamer Forschungs- und Innovationsförderung zur Umsetzung des Klimavertrags von Paris.

    Bewerber sollten über eine abgeschlossene wissenschaftliche Hochschulausbildung (Diplom / Master) mit politik- oder volkswirtschaftlichem Schwerpunkt sowie fundierte Kenntnisse der Klima-, Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsforschung und entsprechender Politikfelder (insbesondere der nationalen und internationalen Klimapolitik / Klimaökonomie) verfügen und in Bezug auf die genannten Themenfelder über einschlägige mehrjährige Berufserfahrung vorweisen können.

  • 24.07.2017

    Arab Council for the Social Sciences

    JOB - Associate Director

    Open until position is filled!

    The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) is recruiting for the position of Associate Director to be based in Lebanon. The ACSS is a regional, independent, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening social science research and knowledge production in the Arab world. By supporting researchers and academic/research institutions, the ACSS aims to contribute to the creation, dissemination, validation and utilization of social science research and to enrich public debate about the challenges facing Arab societies. ACSS is a member of the ISSC.

    The Associate Director is responsible for working with the Director General (DG) on planning, developing, and implementing the ACSS strategic plan, including fundraising, supervising all grants and fellowships programmes, and communicating and coordinating with all stakeholders in relation to these programmes.

    Main responsibilities:

    • Assisting the DG in developing and implementing strategy plans.
    • Assisting the DG with fundraising.
    • Leading the grants and fellowships programs work of the ACSS (It is essential that the person has grant-making and management experience).
    • Taking major responsibility for the annual report to donors, as well as reporting on grants related to specific areas of responsibility.
    • Working with various units within the office to develop annual work plans, as well as short-term and long-term strategies in line with the overall strategy.
    • Working with the Board of Trustees and sub-committees as needed.
    • Working with the Administration & Finance Manager on internal policies and financial reporting as needed.
    • Supervising current focal points (in Palestine and Algeria) and helping in the development of new focal points/regional offices.
    • Contributing to the publications of the ACSS.
    • Other office-wide responsibilities to be mutually agreed upon periodically.
  • 19.07.2017

    Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)

    JOB - Referent/in (50%) Wissenschaftsplattform Nachhaltigkeit 2030

    19. Juli 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    Das IASS in Potsdam ist eine von den Forschungsministerien des Bundes und des Landes Brandenburg geförderte Einrichtung und widmet sich in einer ganzheitlichen Form transdisziplinär und international der Erforschung des Klimawandels, der Komponenten des Erdsystems und der Nachhaltigkeit.

    Angegliedert an das IASS ist die Geschäftsstelle der Wissenschaftsplattform Nachhaltigkeit 2030, unter der Trägerschaft von IASS, DKN Future Earth und SDSN Germany. Zur Unterstützung des Co-Chairs der Wissenschaftsplattform und Vorsitzenden des DKN Future Earth, Prof. Martin Visbeck, sucht die Geschäftsstelle zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt mit Arbeitsort Stuttgart unter Vorbehalt der abschließenden Fördermittelzusage eine/n Referent/in (50%) Wissenschaftsplattform Nachhaltigkeit 2030.

    Der/die erfolgreiche Bewerber/in ist Teil des Teams der Geschäftsstelle des Deutschen Komitees für Nachhaltigkeitsforschung in Future Earth (DKN Future Earth) in Stuttgart und arbeitet eng mit der Geschäftsstelle der Wissenschaftsplattform Nachhaltigkeit 2030 zusammen. Die Wissenschaftsplattform Nachhaltigkeit 2030 befindet sich gegenwärtig im Aufbau. Hauptaufgabe der Plattform ist eine wissenschaftliche Begleitung der nationalen Umsetzung der Agenda 2030. Von einem wissenschaftlich unabhängigen Standpunkt aus sollen politisch nutzbare Einschätzungen erarbeitet werden. Von besonderem Interesse sind Impulse zu Synergien und Zielkonflikten zwischen den SDGs sowie Fragestellungen zu Transformationen.

    Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst neben der Unterstützung des Co-Chairs der Wissenschaftsplattform bei der Wahrnehmung seiner Aufgaben auch die Aufarbeitung, Analyse und Synthese komplexer wissenschaftlicher Themenfelder im Kontext der Agenda 2030 unter Berücksichtigung nationaler disziplinärer und fächerübergreifender Forschungsergebnisse.

    Bewerber sollten mehrjährige Erfahrung in der Aufarbeitung und Vermittlung komplexer Inhalte an unterschiedliche Zielgruppen sowie einen akademischen Hintergrund aus den Natur-, Sozial- oder Geisteswissenschaften mit Erfahrung in Mitarbeit oder Leitung interdisziplinärer und/oder transdisziplinärer Projekten und Projektgruppen mitbringen.

  • 16.07.2017

    JOB - W3-Professur für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Präsident/-in des Instituts für Weltwirtschaft

    16. Juli 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    Am Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Christian-Albrechts-Universität (CAU) zu Kiel ist zum Sommersemester 2019 eine W3-Professur für Volkswirtschaftslehre wieder zu besetzen. Die/der zukünftige Stelleninhaber/in soll das Fachgebiet Volkswirtschaftslehre in Forschung und Lehre vertreten. Mit der Professur ist die Berufung als Präsident/-in des Instituts für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) verbunden. Beabsichtigt ist, das Amt der Präsidentin/ des Präsidenten auf zunächst fünf Jahre zu vergeben. Die Lehrverpflichtung an der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät beträgt bei paralleler Ausübung der Präsidentschaft zwei Lehrveranstaltungsstunden.

    Das IfW ist eines der großen Zentren weltwirtschaftlicher Forschung, wirtschaftspolitischer Beratung und ökonomischer Ausbildung mit etwa 190 Beschäftigten, darunter knapp 90 Forscherinnen und Forschern. Das IfW ist Mitglied der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft und verfügt über ein Gesamtbudget von ca. 13 Millionen Euro pro Jahr. Das Institut sieht seine Hauptaufgabe in der Erforschung innovativer Lösungsansätze für drängende weltwirtschaftliche Probleme.

    Gesucht wird eine Persönlichkeit mit exzellenten Führungsqualitäten. Sie soll in der theoretischen und empirischen Forschung zu wirtschaftlichen Fragen globaler Relevanz durch Veröffentlichungen in hochrangigen, international referierten Zeitschriften ausgewiesen sein. Eine erfolgreiche Drittmitteleinwerbung wird erwartet. Ferner soll sie in der Lage sein, die Tradition des IfW in der aktiven wirtschaftspolitischen Beratung auf nationaler wie internationaler Ebene fortzusetzen. Sie muss die Fähigkeit zur verantwortlichen Leitung und konzeptionellen Führung eines großen Forschungs- und Beratungszentrums besitzen und Impulse für Forschungsinnovationen geben können. Deutschkenntnisse werden erwartet.

  • 05.07.2017

    Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)

    JOB - Senior Scientist (m/f)

    05 July 2017: Application deadline

    The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, invites applications for a Senior Scientist (m/f), as soon as possible, as part of the BMBF-project ViWa (VirtualWaterValues). Aim of ViWa is to provide information from the local to the global scale in order to develop praxis-relevant solutions for the efficient and sustainable use of the global water resources. Within ViWa a multi-disciplinary monitoring and modelling framework will be developed and applied. GERICS contributes to ViWa by providing high-resolution global-scale climate information using a multi-domain downscaling approach as well as by sophisticated analyses of natural climate variability effecting global water resources.

    The position is a part time job (75%) and limited to the 30th of April 2020, which is the scheduled end of the ViWa-project.

    Applicants should have a university degree in meteorology, physics, maths or other related disciplines in natural sciences and earth science and extensive experience in the field of regional or global modelling of the climate or Earth system.

  • 30.06.2017

    International council for science

    JOB - Director of the ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

    30 June 2017: Application deadline

    The International Council for Science (ICSU) invites applications for the position of Director of its Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific which is hosted at the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), in Kuala Lumpur. ICSU is a non-governmental organization with a global membership of national scientific bodies (122 Members, representing 142 countries) and International Scientific Unions (31 Members). ICSU’s mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society.

    The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is responsible for promoting and facilitating the increased participation of countries and scientific organizations of the region in the activities of ICSU and its Members. It also ensures that ICSU’s strategy and activities are responsive to the needs of the region and assists in strengthening science and scientific capacity building in Asia and the Pacific. The Office receives strategic and scientific guidance from the ICSU Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific (RCAP). RCAP develops strategic plans and approves work plans for the Office.  Members of the Regional Committee are nominated by ICSU National Members in the Asia and Pacific region.

    The Director is responsible for the activities of the Regional Office under the direction of the ICSU Executive Director (based in Paris).  The staff of the Office will consist of a total of three persons. The Director is appointed by ASM in collaboration with and approval by the ICSU Executive Board for a period of three (3) years from the date of appointment. The said appointment may, thereafter, be extended for a period as may be determined by the ICSU Executive Board and ASM.

    Applicants should have a PhD degree in a scientific discipline and experience in fundraising for scientific activities.

  • 30.06.2017

    Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN)

    JOB - Associate Director SDSN, Head of New York Office

    Open Application deadline

    In 2012, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to mobilize global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following their adoption, they are now committed to supporting the implementation of the SDGs at local, national, and global scales.

    The SDSN Association is recruiting for the position of Associate Director of the SDSN and Head of the New York office of the SDSN Secretariat. The position will report to the Executive Director of the SDSN, working closely with the Director of the SDSN.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop and lead programmatic and analytical initiatives by the SDSN.
    • Manage the New York office of the SDSN secretariat and oversee staff.
    • Help develop the strategy for the SDSN.


    Applicants should have minimum 8 years of work experience in sustainable development, economic policy, climate change, or related fields and proven track record in policy and/or associated research. Strong management and leadership skills are required as well as outstanding oral and written communication skills.

  • 26.06.2017

    Global Water Futures

    JOB - 9 Postdoctoral Positions – Core Modelling & Forecasting Team

    Open until all positions are successfully filled

    Global Water Futures (GWF) is a transformative pan-Canadian research programme, led by the University of Saskatchewan (UofS), which aims to lace Canada as a global leader in water science for the world’s cold regions and to address the strategic needs of the Canadian economy in adapting to change and managing the risks of uncertain water futures, including extreme events.

    To enhance the UofS’ and Canada’s capability to deliver transformative water modelling science, the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) at UofS invites applications from outstanding candidates for the following 9 postdoctoral fellowship positions listed below:

    1. Flood Forecasting
    2. Seasonal and Drought Forecasting
    3. Data Assimilation
    4. River Ice Modelling
    5. Water Quality
    6. Climate Change
    7. Hydrological Modelling
    8. 2 x Water Resources

     

    This term position will be for up to three years, commencing as soon as possible.

  • 23.06.2017

    European Marine Board

    JOB - Executive Director

    23 June 2017: Application deadline

    The European Marine Board (EMB) invites applications for the position of Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a dynamic, professional Secretariat to promote and advance marine science on behalf of the EMB membership of institutions from across Europe. EMB is seeking an innovative and collaborative leader to oversee the EMB work programme and to bring new ideas for optimising the success and impact of EMB as a leading provider of high-quality marine science policy advice to the European institutions, national governments and funding agencies. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of leadership and achievement in marine research; research management; the management of people and resources; and science writing and communication.

    The EMB Executive Director is Head of the EMB Secretariat based at the InnovOcean campus in the port of Ostend, Belgium. InnovOcean also houses the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and a number of regional and international marine organizations including the International Oceanographic Data Exchange office of IOC-UNESCO and the Secretariat of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). Staff working at InnovOcean generally live within a commuting radius which includes Ostend itself, several coastal towns, the heritage city of Bruges and the vibrant university city of Ghent. The post involves regular visits to Brussels and significant international travel.

  • 04.06.2017

    Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)

    JOB - Sustainable Urban Mobility/ EcoMobility Program Manager

    04 June 2017: Application deadline

    ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the leading global network of over 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. ICLEI is seeking a highly motivated, pro-active and experienced candidate for the position of Sustainable Urban Mobility/EcoMobility Program Manager (alternatively: Senior Officer, EcoMobility).

    His or her main responsibilities are:

    • Support local governments, especially ICLEI Members, in the transformation towards low carbon, resilient and ecomobile cities
    • Design and deliver training modules on sustainable urban mobility and
    • Manage the EcoMobility team in the ICLEI World Secretariat

    Applicants should have a University degree or equivalent qualification in Urban Transport, Urban Planning, Urban Infrastructure, Civil Engineering, or similar and 6-8 years of working experience related to urban mobility.

    The successful candidate shows enthusiasm for EcoMobility urban transport options and has a sober and analytical view on automatization and autonomous operations of vehicles in urban transport.

  • 21.05.2017

    Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)

    Two Senior Research Associates (m/f) for the project“ Co-Creation and Contemporary Policy Advice”

    21 May 2017: Application deadline

    The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) is an international, interdisciplinary centre of excellence located in Potsdam, Germany. The IASS is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal State of Brandenburg, and is devoted to promoting science and research for global sustainability, particularly in the areas of climate change, the earth system and the development of new technologies and social pathways to sustainability.

    IASS is looking for Two Senior Research Associates (m/f) for the project “Co-Creation and Contemporary Policy Advice”:

    • Scientific Project Leader (full time position)
    • Team member (full time position)

    The research project focuses on co-creative processes linking actors across the policymaking, civil society, scientific and private sectors. The aim of the project is to learn more about already existing co-creation practices and to discuss whether and how this approach could be integrated in the field of policy-advice and policymaking.

    Both positions are to be filled as soon as possible and are initially foreseen until 31 December 2020 with the possibility of extension thereafter.

  • 17.05.2017

    Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

    9 PhD Positions

    17. Mai 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    Das Deutsche Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig ist eine zentrale Einrichtung der Universität Leipzig und eine Kooperation des Universitätsverbundes Halle-Jena-Leipzig sowie des Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ und mehrerer anderer außeruniversitärer Forschungseinrichtungen. In dem Forschungszentrum sollen interdisziplinäre und auf international sichtbarem Niveau verschiedene Forschungsaktivitäten zur Biodiversität gebündelt werden. Aktuell hat iDiv 9 Doktorandenstellen ausgeschrieben:

    1. DoktorandIn im Bereich 'Plant diversity under fertilization and exclusion of herbivory'
    2. DoktorandIn im Bereich 'Environmental controls on local, regional and global patterns of biodiversity'
    3. DoktorandIn im Bereich 'Species richness patterns along elevation gradients'
    4. DoktorandIn im Bereich 'Systemic signalling in mycorrhizal and plant herbivore interactions'
    5. DoktorandIn im Bereich 'Land governance on global land-cover and biodiversity change'
    6. DoktorandIn im Bereich 'Improving alien species distribution by integrating data across scales'
    7. DoktorandIn im Bereich 'Biodiversity conservation'
    8. DoktorandIn im Bereich 'Scale-dependence of determinants of rarity and diversity of xylobiont beetles'
    9. DoktorandIn im Bereich 'Hot- und Coolspots der Biodiversität in Leipzig'

    BewerberInnen können sich auf bis zu drei Positionen bewerben.

  • 15.05.2017

    Group on Earth Observations

    GEO Secretariat Director

    15 May 2017: Application deadline

    The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organizations that envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.

    GEO is looking for a new Secretariat Officer who is accountable to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General. The Director will perform many various duties such as policy and planning, management and administration. and stakeholder engagement.

    Applicants should have a Masters degree or equivalent in natural, social, or applied sciences. A Doctorate or equivalent would be an added advantage.

    A minimum of 15 years of national and international progressively responsible experience including organizational management at a senior or executive level is required. The applicant should also be capable of serving as a persuasive and engaging proponent of the need for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) in building a sustainable world for the future.

  • 04.05.2017

    Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen

    Generalsekretär/in

    4. Mai 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    Der Wissenschaftliche Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU) ist ein unabhängiges Gremium für die wissenschaftliche Politikberatung der Bundesregierung zu Fragen des Globalen Wandels. Dem Beirat ist eine Geschäftsstelle in Berlin zugeordnet, die vom Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI) verwaltet wird. Für die Leitung der Geschäftsstelle wird zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt ein/e Generalsekretär/in gesucht.

    Zu den Aufgaben gehört u.a. die Leitung der Geschäftsstelle des WGBU mit neun Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern sowie die Unterstützung der Kommunikation mit der Bundesregierung.

    Gesucht werden Bewerber mit einem abgeschlossenen Universitätsstudium (möglichst Promotion) und langjähriger Berufserfahrung im Bereich wissenschaftlicher Politikberatung, einschließlich internationaler Erfahrung. Weitere Voraussetzungen sind gründliche Kenntnisse in den Wissensbereichen globaler Umweltschutz, „Globaler Wandel“ und „Transformation zur Nachhaltigkeit“ sowie sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift.

  • 27.04.2017

    Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Ohio State University

    JOB - Director

    Open application deadline

    Through 56 years of excellence, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) of The Ohio State University, has earned an international reputation as one of the premier polar and alpine research and teaching centers globally with an expanding focus on global climate and environmental issues.

    BPCRC is seeking an extraordinary individual with vision who will provide the leadership necessary to strengthen existing research programs, develop research in new areas, encourage collaborative activities within the center and university, foster relations with current funding agencies (NSF, NASA, NOAA, ONR, etc.), and actively explore new funding opportunities. Other equally important expectations for the successful candidate are to facilitate outreach activities nationally and within the university and local community. Finally, this individual is expected to maintain a vigorous and high-profile research program.

    The successful candidate will have an established national and international stature in a relevant Earth system science field that is based on an outstanding record of recent publications and competitive research funding.

  • 26.04.2017

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    JOB - Project Leader, Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI)

    Open application deadline

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). 

    LLNL has an opening for the Project Leader and Principal Investigator of the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI), a major research activity funded by the DOE Office of Science.

    The successful applicant will direct an internationally-recognized research effort in climate science, including climate model diagnostics, model performance metrics, and climate change detection and attribution research, and will provide leadership and community support for international climate modeling activities. This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division.

    Applicants should have a PhD in a field closely related to climate science such as atmospheric science, oceanography, or applied mathematics, or the equivalent combination of education or related experience and extensive experience performing cutting-edge research in the analysis and evaluation of climate model data.

  • 23.04.2017

    International Max Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology

    10 phD positions and fellowships

    23 April 2017: Application deadline

    The International Max Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology is offering up to 10 PhD positions and fellowships.

    The graduate school is dedicated to highest level of research and training in all areas of contemporary Evolutionary Biology. It is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, the University of Kiel and the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR).

    The graduate program starts with a rotation period of three months followed by a PhD project of three years including seminars, courses and workshops. The language of the graduate school is English. Financial support is provided throughout the program.

    Well-motivated and highly-qualified students from all countries are welcome to apply. A Master of Science degree or a Diploma as well as a strong interest in Evolutionary Biology and flexibility in the research project are prerequisites for entering the program.

  • 18.04.2017

    Future Earth

    Global Sustainability Postdoctoral Researcher

    18 April 2017: Application deadline

    Future Earth is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to lead a targeted global sustainability synthesis. This position for a Future Earth Fellow is a one-year sabbatical and will be based at Future Earth’s Global Hub in Sweden located at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. The focus of the fellowship will be:

    • Synthesis and integration of scenarios and pathways to a sustainable world by 2050
    • Manage integration between three related initiatives: The World in 2050 (TWI2050), Analysis, Integration and Modelling of the Earth System (AIMES) and Future Earth’s Sustainable Development Goals Knowledge-Action Network.

    The successful applicant will manage a major synthesis effort, which may require some modelling, to provide policy-relevant new insights related to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within planetary boundaries by 2050. The three areas of interest are:

    • Planetary health: Feeding 9.7 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries
    • Rapid transformation from urban sprawl to sustainable cities
    • Alternative pathways to zero emissions by 2050.

    Early career researchers with deep knowledge of one of these areas who are seeking to expand their knowledge in other areas are encouraged to apply. However, other topics relating to SDG scenarios and pathways are also welcome, for example with regards to: equity and equality, gender, education, resilience, consumption and production, technological diffusion and artificial intelligence.

  • 15.04.2017

    Local Governments for Sustainability

    Senior Officer, Climate Finance

    15 April 2017: Application deadline

    Local  Governments  for  Sustainability (ICLEI) is the world’s leading network of over 1,500  cities,  towns  and  metropolises  committed to  building  a sustainable  future. ICLEI works on a not-for-profit basis through the World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany and its 17 Regional Secretariats and Country Offices around the globe.

    ICLEI is seeking a highly motivated, pro-active and experienced Senior Officer, Climate Finance. The new Senior Officer will have many various responsibilities such as representing ICLEI at relevant high level events, supporting the development and promotion of ICLEI’s Low Carbon City Agenda and leading on ICLEI’s engagement in facilitating access to finance for local climate projects and establishing a robust project pipeline through the Transformative Actions Program (TAP).

    A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field of climate change/energy, financing and project management is required. The Applicant should have a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as in Financing or Economy.

  • 06.04.2017

    Universität Osnabrück

    3 PhD Ausschreibungen „Globale Ressource Wasser“

    06. April 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    Im Rahmen des übergeordneten Programmes „Globale Ressource Wasser“ sind an der Universität Osnabrück drei Stellen als wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen (E13 TV-L, 65%) befristet für einen Zeitraum von drei Jahren ausgeschrieben. Die Positionen werden im Rahmen von zwei durch das BMBF geförderten Verbundprojekten besetzt (WANDEL und STEER).

     

    Stelle 1: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (Umweltwissenschaften) am Institut für Umweltsystemforschung

    Die zentrale Fragestellung des Projekts „Wasserressourcen als bedeutsame Faktoren der Energiewende auf lokaler und globaler Ebene (WANDEL)“ umfasst die Analyse des Einflusses von Einschränkungen der Wasserverfügbarkeit auf die Nutzung von konventionellen bzw. erneuerbaren Energien und ob damit die weltweite Energiewende beschleunigt oder negativ beeinflusst wird. Die Analysen erfolgen in Fallstudien in Deutschland, Marokko und Brasilien und auf der Ebene der globalen Zusammenhänge.  

    Die Stelle richtet sich an Absolventen aus den Bereichen Systemwissen-schaften, Ressourcenmanagement, Umweltwissenschaften, Geographie oder anderen interdisziplinären Studiengängen.

     

    Stelle 2 und 3: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (Politik-, Sozial-, Umwelt-wissenschaften) am Institut für Umweltsystemforschung und am Institut für Sozialwissenschaften

    Das Projekt „Erhöhung der Steuerungskompetenz zur Erreichung der Ziele eines integrierten Wassermanagements (STEER)“ hat zum Ziel, gemeinsam mit Akteuren vor Ort Ansatzpunkte zur Erhöhung der Steuerungskompetenz (good governance) in Bezug zu komplexen Wasserressourcenproblemen und systemischen Herausforderungen zu identifizieren und in Einzelfällen geeignete Maßnahmen bereits umzusetzen. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf einer Verbesserung von Koordination und Kooperation. Des Weiteren soll eine diagnostische Toolbox entwickelt werden, welche sich für die Anwendung in verschiedenen institutionellen und naturräumlichen Kontexten eignet. Dazu werden Fallstudien in Deutschland, Spanien, Südafrika und in der Mongolei durchgeführt.

    Hier ist eine Stelle im Bereich Systemwissenschaften, Ressourcen-management, Umweltwissenschaften, Geographie zu vergeben. Die zweite Stelle richtet sich an Absolventen der Sozial-/Politikwissenschaft, Systemwissenschaften, Umweltwissenschaften, Humangeographie oder anderen interdisziplinären Studiengängen.

  • 31.03.2017

    HafenCity Universität Hamburg

    3 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen im Bereich Ökosystemleistungen

    31. März 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    An der HafenCity Universität Hamburg sind im Forschungsbereich Globaler Wandel und raumbezogene Strategien drei Stellen als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen so bald wie möglich zu besetzen. Es handelt sich um Projektstellen mit einer Laufzeit von 4 Jahren im Verbundprojekt  "Integration von Ökosystemleistungen in die Stadt- und Regionalplanung". Die inhaltlichen Schwerpunkte sind wie folgt:

    (1) Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in E 13 TV-L (23 h wöchentlich): Integration von Ökosystemleistungen in formelle Planungsinstrumente und Rolle in Governanceprozessen der Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung

    (2) Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in E 13 TV-L  (35 h wöchentlich): Integration von Ökosystemleistungen in die Stadt- und Regionalplanung - Kommunikation und Partizipation

    (3) Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in E 13 TV-L  (35 h wöchentlich): Partizipative Erfassung und Bewertung von Ökosystemleistungen

    Die Stellenausschreibungen richten sich an Interessierte aus den Bereichen Stadt- und Regionalplanung, Raumplanung, Landschaftsplanung, Geographie, Geoökologie, Politikwissenschaften, Governance o.ä.

  • 26.03.2017

    European Training Network RurAction

    10 positions for Early-Stage Researchers

    26 March 2017: Application Deadline

    The European Training Network RurAction (“Social Entrepreneurship in Structurally Weak Rural Regions: Analysing Innovative Troubleshooters in Action”) announces 10 positions for Early-Stage Researchers with the option of awarding the doctoral degree.

    RurAction is an integrated research and doctorate programme funded by the European Union in the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Action. RurAction recognizes a lack of knowledge and cross-sectoral trainings at the intersection of rural development, social innovation and social entrepreneurship research. It addresses this gap by systematically integrating these three fields of research.

    Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) with a strong interest in research about regional development, social entrepreneurship and social innovations are invited to apply for positions at leading research institutions and acknowledged social enterprises in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Poland and Portugal.

    The positions last 36 months and are expected to begin between September and November 2017.

  • 26.03.2017

    Future Earth

    Future Earth Science Officer

    26 March 2017: Application deadline

    The Future Earth Secretariat is currently seeking a Science Officer for the global hub in Paris. The Secretariat for Future Earth encompasses five global hubs located in five different countries (U.S., Canada, Japan, Sweden, France). Its key functions include Coordination, Communication, Research Enabling, Capacity Building, and Synthesis & Foresight.

    The new Science Officer will work in a dynamic international setting. He or she is expected to work on science-policy interface aspects of Synthesis & Foresight, in particular between Future Earth and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Also, he or she will work on the coordination of Knowledge-Action Networks – initially on the Food-Water-Energy Nexus, later increasingly on the topic of Extremes and Disaster Risk Reduction.

    Qualification requirements include a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a relevant social or natural science discipline and expertise in global change and global sustainability issues, especially in one or several of the following areas: climate change, food systems, energy systems, water systems, extreme events and risks, earth system governance, management of natural resources and environmental policies.

  • 14.03.2017

    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    JOB - Researcher Positions in Energy Systems Modeling & Analysis

    Positions remain open until filled!

    The energy system and land use research groups of  Research Domain III “Sustainable Solutions” of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) are pursuing a new line of research with a focus on the sustainable energy transformation in Germany and Europe, and linkages to international climate policy. This agenda is grounded on a series of newly acquired national and international research projects.

    To support the take-off and successful implementation of the above research we are offering, depending on final approval of funding, 3 doctoral and 4 postdoctoral positions on the following topics:

    • Intersectoral transformation pathways for Europe
    • Environmental co-benefits of the low-carbon energy transformation
    • Renewables integration and power markets
    • Sustainable bioenergy and land use
    • Sustainable transformation of the transport sector (“Verkehrswende”)
    • Climate policy instruments for the energy sector
    • Post-Paris international climate policy

    Suitable candidates hold a Master's Degree (PhD studentships) or PhD (PostDocs) in Economics, Physics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences or a related field. The envisaged starting dates for the positions are within the first quarter of 2017.

  • 09.03.2017

    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Scientific Director for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

    9 March 2017: Application Deadline

    The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is an internationally leading research institute in the fields of global change, climate impacts, and sustainable development, whose work has been evaluated as excellent, and whose unique position is based on its interdisciplinary research approach and its successful engagement in science-based policy advice. The institute is now seeking to appoint a new Scientific Director with effect from 15 September 2018.

    The Scientific Director represents PIK in relation to external parties and heads the Board of Directors. Among his or her particular areas of responsibility are the scientific development of the institute, research planning and evaluation of the institute's performance, as well as responsibility for PIK's collaborations with universities, research institutes and other institutions within the national and international scientific landscape.

    The ideal candidate has outstanding, proven reputation from the natural, economic or social sciences with an established focus in the fields of climate and sustainability research. The candidate has the capacity to shape interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research processes and should already have several years of experience in a leading function in research management and in scientific policy advice. This presupposes excellent communication skills. An ability to shape strategic processes must be combined with the practical power of conviction and with the capacity to be both integrative and self-assertive.

  • 03.03.2017

    Universität Trier

    Doktorandenstelle im Bereich Geographische Mensch-Umweltforschung

    3. März 2017: Bewerbungsfrist

    Am Governance and Sustainability Lab (Prof. Dr. Antje Bruns) der Universität Trier ist ab sofort eine Doktorandenstelle (50% TV-L E13) im Bereich der  geographischen Mensch-Umweltforschung befristet für 3 Jahre zu besetzen. Das Governance and Sustainability Lab erforscht, ob und unter welchen (Governance-)Bedingungen eine sozial-ökologische Transformation in Richtung Nachhaltigkeit gelingen kann.

    Gesucht werden BewerberInnen mit einem überdurchschnittlichen Master- oder Diplomabschluss im Bereich Humangeographie, sozialwissenschaftliche Umweltwissenschaften, Stadtsoziologie, Umweltpolitik, o.ä. Weitere Voraussetzungen sind Kenntnisse von Forschungsansätzen der sozial-ökologischen Forschung bzw. der Forschung zu gesellschaftlichen Naturverhältnissen und sehr gute Kenntnisse humangeographischer/sozial-wissenschaftlicher Forschungsmethoden.

  • 15.02.2017

    Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Research Fellow Sustainable Development Goals

    15 February 2017: Application deadline

    The Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC), together with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and IIASA (the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) is looking for a Research Fellow who will be working under the TWI2050 (The World in 2050) and GRAID (Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development) programmes, focusing on scenarios for the Sustainable Development Goals.

    The successful candidate will work with the leadership of TWI2050, which is a partnership among scientists and experts in integrated assessment modelling, Earth system modelling and social-ecological studies on pathways to sustainable development. He/she will function as the main science coordinator for the program at SRC. The candidate will advance and pursue research on integrated back-casting studies and modelling analyses of the TWI2050 objectives.

    The position is appointed primarily for purposes of research, and has a strong component of interactions with policy and practice relevant to TWI2050 and GRAID. Researchers must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country. Further assessment criteria include 3-5 years of research experience, interdisciplinary knowledge in the area of integrated assessment modelling and experience of transdisciplinary teams and leading projects.

  • 03.02.2017

    Future Earth

    Future Earth Executive Director

    3 February 2017: Application deadline

    Future Earth is looking for an outstanding Executive Director to provide strong leadership and guide the implementation of Future Earth’s broad and ambitious vision and scientific strategy. The successful candidate will be effective in further raising the visibility and value of Future Earth, and attracting funding for this implementation. He or she will build trust, excitement and energy in the Future Earth networks and stakeholders in the vision of the organization and deliver the next stage of the Future Earth implementation plan.

    Requirements for the position include 10 years experience in a senior executive leadership role within a complex international organization and a successful personal track record in fund raising. The successful applicant is a leader in global sustainability research with a good academic track record and has deep knowledge of the research networks and policy processes both internationally and regionally (UNFCCC, CBD, IPCC, IPBES, SDGs).

    The position will be based in one of the five Future Earth Global Hubs, located in Colorado, Montreal, Paris, Stockholm and Tokyo.

  • 01.02.2017

    FU Berlin & IGB

    Professorship in Freshwater Science (salary grade W 3) and Director of IGB

    1 February 2017: Application deadline

    Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin) and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) are seeking to appoint an outstanding personality to further develop IGB’s position as a global leader in freshwater science.

    The specific area of expertise could range from molecular to global ecology with a focus on freshwater biodiversity, limnology, fish biology and fisheries science, ecological theory, microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, evolution, ecological physiology, chemical ecology, parasitology, ecotoxicology or freshwater conservation. Candidates working across systems, scales and disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply.

    The ideal candidate is an accomplished freshwater ecologist with expertise in one of the above areas or a similar field, as demonstrated by a strong publication record and other indicators of scientific standing. She or he is dedicated to guide an aspiring institute to further enhance its standing as a leading freshwater research institution with impact in science and society. The position requires excellent communication and scientific leadership skills. In addition to the responsibilities as director of IGB, it involves reduced teaching responsibilities at the Institute of Biology in the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy of the FU Berlin.

  • 25.01.2017

    European Commission

    2 Seconded National Experts for Earth Observation/Climate Services

    25 January 2017: Application deadline

    The Unit Climate Action and Earth Observation of the Climate Action and Resource Efficiency Directorate of Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) has launched two vacancy notices for Seconded National Experts (SNEs).

    The SNE  Earth Observations will contribute to the development of Research and Innovation (R&I) policies in the field of Earth Observation (EO) in particular in the domain of Climate Change and for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals. The SNE Climate Services will contribute to the development of R&I policies and programmes on climate change adaptation, mitigation, disaster risk reduction and climate services and support the implementation of the "European research and innovation Roadmap on Climate Services".

    Eligibility criteria include good knowledge in the fields of Earth Observation, Citizens’ science, Open Science and Open Data, and climate change adaptation, mitigation and/or disaster risk reduction, respectively, with an ability to think independently and a strong capacity for translating science and innovation into science-policy strategies. Applicants are required to hold a university degree and have at least three years of professional experience in administrative, legal, scientific, technical, advisory or supervisory functions which can be regarded as equivalent to those of function groups administrator.

  • 09.01.2017

    Technische Universität Dresden

    2 PhD Positions in Governance and Valuation of Ecosystem Services

    9 January 2017: Application deadline

    At the International Institute Zittau (IHI), the Chair of Ecosystem Services invites applications for two PhD positions, starting on 1 April 2017. The PhD candidates will conduct research on governance and valuation of ecosystem services, preferably to the following research topics:

    1) Ecosystem services in economic accounting,

    2) Ecosystem services in intergovernmental fiscal relations.

    Further tasks will be the application, administration and organization of third-party research proposals and projects as well as participation in science-policy interfaces, especially IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services).

    Requirements include a very good or good university degree (Masters or equivalent), preferably in economics, agricultural, forestry or environmental sciences with a focus in ecological economics or environmental economics, familiarity with the ecosystem services concept and proficiency in English and German language.

  • 08.01.2017

    Institute for European Environmental Policy

    Policy Analyst – Biodiversity Programme

    8 January 2017: Application deadline

    The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is seeking a policy analyst to work on the development and implementation of EU biodiversity policy. The postholder will be a member of the Biodiversity Programme and will work closely with other staff in both the London and Brussels offices, and on occasion contribute to projects led by other IEEP teams (such as the Green Economy Programme).

    The successful applicant will contribute to current projects on biodiversity policy (in particular in relation to ecosystem services, ecosystem restoration and green infrastructure), and in related fields, such as land use, water and marine issues, pollution control, and links to social and economic policy objectives. He or she will help with the management of projects and undertake literature reviews, interviews, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, workshops and case studies.

    The ideal candidate holds a postgraduate degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. ecology, environmental science, biodiversity conservation, environmental economics), and  has several years professional experience as well as good knowledge of EU biodiversity policy and experience of policy-related work.

  • 02.01.2017

    Leuphana Universität Lüneburg & Universität Osnabrück

    2 Postdoctoral Research Associates (political/social/environmental science)

    2 January 2017: Application deadline

    Osnabrück University and Leuphana University Lüneburg invite applications for the positions of two Post-doctoral Research Associates. The positions are appointed in the framework of a three-year research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG): "Governance of Environmental Sustainability in Telecoupled Systems of Global Inter-Regional Connectedness (GOVERNECT)".

    Postdoc position #1 in Osnabrück:
    Research focus is a case study on the soy commodity chain between Brazil and Germany, including interviews with key actors in Brazil, Germany and international networks and organizations.

    Postdoc position #2 in Lüneburg:
    Research focus are 15 comparative case studies on telecoupling such as commodity chains, epidemics, human migration, or other global flows, drawing mainly on available documents.

    Successful candidates should have a PhD in the social sciences (e.g. political science, planning, human geography), interdisciplinary environmental (social) sciences, or a related field. Positions will start on 1 March 2017 or later for a duration of 36 months.

  • 01.01.2017

    German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

    7 PhD and 8 Postdoc positions in biodiversity research

    1 January 2017: Application deadline

    The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv) together with Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Leipzig University offers 7 PhD fellowships and 8 Postdoc positions starting in April 2017 or later.

    Research fields encompass evolution of pollinator viruses, global change effects on soil ecology, education to biodiversity, innovative sequencing and bioinformatic methods for highly diverse samples, habitat protection and land-use change, and much more.

    Scientists from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants to PhDs and Postdoc positions must respectively hold a master degree (or equivalent degree) or a doctoral degree at the start of their contract. German speaking is not a prerequisite but good command of English is necessary.

    Detailed information on all available positions can be found here.

  • 04.12.2016

    Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations

    Director Climate Change Agenda

    4 December 2016: Application deadline

    The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) is a non-profit policy research institute based in Paris. Its objective is to analyse and understand strategic issues linked to sustainable development from a global perspective. The Climate Change Agenda is one of four core pillars of work for IDDRI, alongside Biodiversity, International Governance of Sustainable Development, and Oceans. In line with its strategic orientations to 2020, IDDRI is opening a new position for the Director of the Climate Change Agenda.

    The Director of the Climate Change Agenda will be in charge of contributing to IDDRI’s strategic orientations, developing and coordinating the implementation of the Climate Change Agenda’s programme of work within the framework of the five year strategic plan, and representing IDDRI in both policymaking and scientific forums and networks at the national and international level. The Director will work under the supervision of the Director of Programmes, in charge of coordinating the annual action plans, and in close cooperation with the Coordinator of the Strategic Action Programmes, Scientific Director and the Communication and Development Director.

    Requirements include a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field of climate change policy and governance, a proven track record in the field of climate policy research and contribution to the formulation of public policy decisions, particularly in the international context (UNFCCC), and proven experience in team management, fundraising and financial management. Excellent public communication skills in both French and English are necessary.

  • 04.12.2016

    Stockholm Environment Institute

    Head of Unit – Climate, Energy and Society

    4 December 2016: Application deadline

    The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is recruiting a Head of Unit, Climate, Energy and Society at the Stockholm Centre. Reporting to the Centre Director, the Head of Unit will manage a team of researchers and project managers and be part of the Management Team of the Stockholm Centre. The position will also provide the opportunity to actively engage in externally funded research activities within the research field of the unit.

    The Head of Unit will act as the immediate manager of the employees in the unit and represent the employer in all matters concerning work. He/she will be an active member of the Stockholm Centre management team, contributing to the strategic development of the Centre. Also, the selected candidate is expected to develop and lead a strong, visible and lasting research portfolio involving several SEI research employees in the field of climate, energy, and/or socio-technological transitions and to interact with policymakers and other stakeholders, and represent SEI at key events.

    The applicant should possess solid leadership, project management and research skills. She/he should have proven interdisciplinary research experience and ability to work with various stakeholders. The applicant should demonstrate an understanding of both development and environment issues in line with the SEI mission, and be able to conduct independent analysis and contribute to the creative research environment of the Stockholm Centre.