The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Freiburg, Germany supported by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation offers two 2-year Junior Fellowships within the “Young Academy for Sustainability Research” between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2023.
The University of Freiburg is going to launch the “Young Academy for Sustainability” in spring 2021 with the objective of hosting the world’s finest post-doctoral talents to undertake frontier research in the field of sustainability at the University of Freiburg. The “Young Academy for Sustainability Research” is funded by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation and provides two 2-year anchor junior fellowships, including an attractive salary, a research cost contribution and conference grants as well as other benefits.
The fellows will have the opportunity to live in a vibrant city, work at a leading global university, and conduct research in an academic community that strives for excellence and impact. The Fellowships offer a unique opportunity for outstanding junior researchers who wish to make major contributions to the emerging field of sustainability science and related grand societal challenges.
The fellowships are addressed to post-doctoral scholars who wish to make major contributions to the emerging field of sustainability science. Specifically, the proposed projects should address one, but preferably several of the following cross-cutting thematic areas: (1) environmental risks; (2) adaptation, vulnerability, and resilience; (3) innovations for sustainability; (4) systemic transitions to sustainability; (5) power, responsibility, and sustainability.
Successful applicants will become FRIAS fellows with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the requested funding period. The Institute provides its fellows with modern office space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Fellows have full access to all library services from one of the leading German university libraries. Special attention is given to fellows who plan to come to Freiburg together with their families. FRIAS makes every effort to provide tailor-made solutions with regard to suitable accommodation, child care and educational facilities.
Application deadline: March 14, 2021; 24.00 h CET
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