If the last posting was too much on short-notice for you, here is another opportunity you might want to think about – this time very much in advance as the official call will be out only in the next couple of weeks with plenty of time to put together your application after that….
This is pretty much on short notice, but nevertheless – as I consider it a great opportunity – something the spontaneous of you might think about and the thorough planner in you will start to think about and reconsider next year, when the fellowship will be open again…
I simply have to forward this invitation. Not only is it about transdisciplinary research (and let’s be honest, how many such opportunities do you find these days?) but it takes also place in Lüneburg which happens to be the very place, where I spend most of my academic career. So if you are looking for a summer school that might give a boost to your research skills, this offer definitely will be worth to look at:
“Leuphana University Lueneburg is pleased to invite you to the International Td Summer School 2013 in Lueneburg, Germany.
The Td Summer School offers a 5-day intensive training (Td Training Module) in transdisciplinary research preparing researchers as well as practioners for joint research on societal challenges. Both, theoretical background and practical experiences in designing and applying transdisciplinary research methodology will be gained. A special focus is on broadening the participants’ disciplinary and interdisciplinary research towards a transdisciplinary approach. Subsequently, a 2-day special training on Constellation Analysis will be offered (Special Training Module) in cooperation with the Center for Technology and Society at Technical University of Berlin, Germany.”
The whole thing takes place from 1st of September onward and there is an application deadine at May 31st. They even have a few funding opportunities, for those with a tight budget…
But make yourself familiar with the deatails in the conference flyer which you can download here.
A bit of self marketing: For those of you out there who are in to sustainability communication in its broadest sense, this recent call for paper for the open-access journal Sustainability might be of interest. Together with Gerd Michelsen from the Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication (INFU) at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, I am guest-editing a special issue on sustainability communication. Continue reading
Just a quick one today: The evaluation results for the 2012 Marie Curie International Fellowships have been online since yesterday. And while this is an intense phase of finger-crossing and mailbox checking for everybody who submitted a proposal, for those of you who are thinking about applying in the future, this might be a good time to do some planning ahead. The timeline for 2013 is already out and from 14th March 2013 there will be new guidelines and a new call. So if you are thinking about applying for one of the funding schemes, this will be the time to make yourself familiar with the call and the specific information package that you will be able to download from then on. August 14th is the strict deadline, so you’d better set the alarm, it might be worth a try! Continue reading
So you’ve finally got the PhD degree you worked so hard for. Congratulations! But what are you going to do next? While this is a crucial question in its own right, that will be discussed in some more detail later in this blog, I want to take the opportunity to point toward one of the (still far too few) options to continue an academic career in sustainability science. While it is often difficult to find funding for your PhD, things might get even worse if you try to find something equivalent as a postdoc. However, there are examples of funding opportunities that give the freedom to continue your research and work on an academic career if that is the path you have chosen. Continue reading