Call for Applications, Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership 2019


Deadline:  15 March 2019
Open to: researchers from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican
Costs: The program is free of charge. Travel and accommodation expenses for the seminars will be reimbursed

Description

The transformation towards a sustainable society requires researchers to contribute scientific knowledge and integrate knowledge from society in order to transfer knowledge into action. Therefore, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and its partners see the need for:

  • more and better integration of the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities in sustainability research,
  • a better recognition of inter- and transdisciplinary research in academia and,
  • excellent, highly competitive researchers who are able to lead inter- and transdisciplinary teams and academic institutions.

Thus, it is important to prepare early-career researchers for leadership positions in inter- and transdisciplinary contexts.

The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership provides an intensive high-end training with four seminars in two years that broaden inter- and transdisciplinary research competencies of early career sustainability researchers and to promote their qualifications towards transdisciplinary leadership. The program also offers seed funding (e.g. for stakeholder meetings or proposal writing activities) to small groups of participants, who plan to initiate research collaborations. In addition, an active network of current and former participants of the program will be established.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • have obtained your doctorate/PhD no more than four years prior to applying (family and caring times excluded),
  • be an excellent researcher with a vision (societal impact),
  • have a strong interest and experience in doing inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability research, and
  • conduct research that asks for the complementarity of natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
  • have a research topic relevant to this year’s focus topic “Scaling Sustainability”
  • be on the way to professorship and academic leadership positions,
  • be an academic intrapreneur, who acts responsibly and initiates positive changes and innovation within his/ her institution,
  • be a shaper, a shaker and a mover,
  • have excellent English language skills (CEFR Level C2),
  • be committed to attending all seminars and relevant networking activities and
  • have funds for your postdoc research for the majority of the Postdoc Academy.

Applicants should be early-career researchers at an academic institution in one of the following European countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican.

Costs

The program is free of charge. Travel and accommodation expenses for the seminars will be reimbursed.

Application

Applications can be submitted until March 15th, 2019 on the online application platform of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.