Thursday, 18 March 2010

ONE-MONTH POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS WITH THE STEPS CENTRE: APPLY BY 30TH JUNE

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for postdoctoral researchers to engage with the STEPS Centre during a one month period based in Sussex. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2010.

The ESRC STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre is a global research and policy engagement hub based in Sussex, drawing together researchers at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research) with partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The STEPS Centre’s overall goal is to help link technology and environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice, in ways that work amidst the complexity, diversity and dynamism of today’s world.

The Centre works across three themes (dynamics, governance, designs) and a range of domains (food and agriculture, health and disease, water and sanitation, with new domain work beginning on climate and energy), and through a variety of field-based projects.

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for postdoctoral researchers to engage with the STEPS Centre during a one month period based in Sussex. To apply, from any part of the world, you should have completed your doctorate within the last three years. You should have an original, exciting research interest, idea or plan which engages with some aspect of the Centre’s work.

As a postdoctoral fellow, you will work closely with a mentor from the Centre to develop your interests and produce a paper to be published in the STEPS Working Paper series. STEPS will cover any necessary international travel costs, and you will receive a stipend of £1500 to cover local accommodation and subsistence in Sussex.

To apply, please send a one-page note outlining the topic you would focus on, a one-page CV and a letter of reference (e.g. from a PhD supervisor). Please also include an indication of the preferred dates of your fellowship between October 1st 2010 and 31st March 20111.

Applications should reach the STEPS Centre Co-ordinator, Harriet Le Bris (h.lebris@ids.ac.uk) by the closing date of 30 June 2010.

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