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Climate Change Graz Post Doc Fellowship Program 2022

Thursday, 09 June 2022

Call for applications


The Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz is offering 3 to 5 post doctoral fellowships at University of Graz, Austria, for 3 months. Dates for stays are somewhat flexible, but ideally run from October to December 2022, in order to encourage collaboration among the fellows. The fellowship will cover costs of travel, housing and subsistence up to € 7,500 in total. Fellows are responsible for their own insurance. The program will assist in finding suitable housing close to the university.

The program is designed for PostDoc researchers (up to 5 years after receiving their PhD; applicants at the final stage of their PhD program can be considered as well) from all academic fields working on climate change who wish to collaborate with one (or more) of the research groups of the Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz. Participants will work under the direct mentorship of an experienced Uni Graz scientist in a unique inter- and transdisciplinary research environment. The research stay should be focused on a specific project, e.g. a joint research program, paper, or grant proposal. Fellows will have the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within the Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz's international network.

While the call is open for all topics of climate change – including improved understanding of the processes of climate change, observed impacts and projected risks for natural and human systems, questions of mitigation, adaptation and resilience, or related ethical and legal dimensions – we are specifically interested in contributions to the following interdisciplinary research fields:

Applicants can choose to work with two research groups and should indicate their preferred host. We encourage contacting the research group representative(s) who you would like to choose as your host before submitting your application.

All fellows will need to be present at University of Graz, Austria (i.e. no working remotely) for the full duration of the fellowship. Ideally, the fellows will start in October 2022, but late starts will be possible if agreed upon with the host and coordinator of the program.


Applications process

Applicants are required to submit a 2-page research proposal for the work they intend to conduct during their fellowship. In addition, a short motivation letter (stating your preferred host and indication of interdisciplinary linkage you want to deepen) and a CV with a complete list of publications is required.

Applications to the 2022/23 program are possible until 6 July 2022 by sending their application material to harald.stelzer@uni-graz.at (midnight CEST). Online interviews with the most promising candidates will be held by an interdisciplinary selection committee in July 2022, so that the decision is available in early August 2022.

Contact: Harald Stelzer (Scientific Coordinator), harald.stelzer@uni-graz.at, phone: +43 316 380-1295


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