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University of Konstanz, Germany

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Dec 12, 2019 09:34 AM

Deadline: February 28, 2020

The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Konstanz for the promotion of outstanding early career researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. It forms a platform for interdisciplinary discourse between researchers in Germany and abroad, and provides them with resources for obtaining extramural funding. Researchers at the Zukunftskolleg perform research without administrative constraints and have the freedom to engage in meaningful exchange with other up-and-coming colleagues and with distinguished senior researchers.

Up to 5 (post-)doctoral stipends are available for up to 3 months (with justification for up to 4 months) and are based at the Zukunftskolleg. The start date is between September 1st, 2020 and October 1st, 2020. Deadline for applications is 28 February 2020. The Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. As ZUKOnnect Fellow, you can use this time to extend your research networks and to get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz, without losing your ties to your home university. As these fellowships can build a first bridge to the German and European academic system, we also encourage doctoral students in their last year to apply. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for ZUKOnnect Fellows.

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Bielefeld University, Germany

by Richard Meckien - published Jun 27, 2018 10:40 AM - - last modified Dec 11, 2019 03:44 PM

Deadline: February 28, 2020

In order to enhance the plurality of perspectives the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) offers two Norbert Elias Fellowships per year to researchers from Africa to take part in the ZiF's Research Groups. Successful applicants will become Fellows of one of the Research Groups and live and work at the ZiF for up to ten months. Norbert Elias Fellows also have the opportunity to work on their own projects, qualification and networking. Applications are welcome from senior or postdocs researchers from African Universities from all disciplines that can contribute to the research group's topic and are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.

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University of Cergy-Pontoise, France

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Dec 11, 2019 04:00 PM

Deadline: January 17 (summary) and February 14 (full application), 2020

As part of the Paris Seine excellence Initiative (PSI), a call for proposals has been launched to support research excellence and international development. The PSI-IAS Fellowships program is an international multidisciplinary visiting program. Researchers of all nationalities are eligible. The program will host 10 junior and senior researchers, for a duration ranging from 4 months to one year, during the academic year 2020-2021.

Program description
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University of Edinburgh, Scotland

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Dec 11, 2019 03:43 PM

Deadline: February 28, 2020, 5 pm (GMT)

All the following calls have the same deadline and are being offered by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh.

Senior Anniversary Fellowship 2020-2021
In their 50th anniversary year, the IASH is creating three-month Fellowships for the most promising scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences. For 2020-21, they seek applications centred on the place of the humanities in the 21st century to take forward inquiry in a cross-disciplinary way, perhaps at the outermost disciplinary boundaries of the humanities, arts and social sciences. £10,500 bursary, plus travel grants.

Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellowships 2020-2021
These Visiting Fellowships of between two and four months are intended to encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities of Visiting Research Fellows with a specific focus on the Environmental Humanities. £1,000 bursary available.

IASH-SSPS Research Fellowships 2020-2021
The IASH-SSPS Research Fellowships are intended to encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities of visiting Research Fellows together with academics in the School of Social and Political Science (SSPS). Two to four month visit. Stipends available.

Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship in 18th-Century Scottish Studies 2020-2021
The Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship honours two outstanding scholars of eighteenth-century Scottish literature and culture, Professor David Daiches (1912–2005) and Professor Susan Manning (1953–2013). Bursary of US$3,000/£1,800 in support of research on any aspect of eighteenth-century Scottish studies. Two to six month visit, open to postdoctoral scholars of all nationalities, in all disciplines, and at all career levels.

Digital Scholarship Visiting Research Fellowships 2020-21
These Visiting Fellowships of between two and four months are intended to encourage outstanding digitally-focussed, interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities with a specific focus on the digital. £1,000 bursary available.

Call for researchers

by Richard Meckien - published Oct 04, 2018 05:20 PM - - last modified Dec 11, 2019 03:40 PM

The USP Global Cities Program is launching its second public call for postdoctoral researchers and collaborators. The objective is to contribute to the improvement of research, and the scientific and technological excellence of the University, as well as to enable the formation of groups of national and foreign researchers focused on urban issues, integrating networks of studies and international research. The generation of applications, experiments, and solutions that become subsidies for the necessary transformations in the urban context is seen as a desirable consequence of the participation of new researchers in the program.

The researchers should present an inter- and transdisciplinary perspective in their projects, intensifying the dialogue and interaction between social and human sciences, experimental sciences such as mathematics and computing, physics, chemistry, biology, and all their technological aspects, and environmental sciences and sustainability. The proposals should consider the complexities of cities and the 2050-projection.

Since the IEA-USP is an interdisciplinary environment, the participants will be given the possibility of developing innovative research projects, establishing academic connections, and entering the various research networks to which the Institute and other units are related.

The deadline for the submission of projects is November 22, 2019, at 3:00 pm (GMT -3).


Postdoctoral Programme

Its general objective is to improve the level of the scientific and technological excellence at USP. Its specific goal is to further enhance advanced research skills of postdoctoral researchers under the supervision of an experimented researcher who needs to be a faculty member. The submitted projects have to be carried out in schools, institutes, museums, and other bodies belonging to the university.

  • Duration: from 6 months to 2 years. Extensions are possible.
  • Minimum workload: 20 hours per week; total of 960 hours


Research Collaborator Programme

Its objective is to stimulate the collaboration between researchers of USP and external faculty and non-faculty academics. The submitted projects have to be carried out in schools, institutes, museums, and other bodies belonging to the university. The collaboration proposal has to be submitted by a USP faculty member.

  • Applications must be submitted by an USP professor to the IEA-USP Research Committee.
  • Workload: minimum of 12 and maximum of 20 hours per week.
  • Duration: the collaborator researcher can develop the same research project for up to 5 years.



Participations in both programmes can be developed with or without a scholarship. It will be up to the interested party to indicate the chosen programme and submit an application to the funding agencies.


Projects without funding

  • Registration: October 8 - November 22, 2019
  • Result: March 12, 2020
  • Start date: March 26, 2020

Funded projects

  • Registration: October 8 - November 22, 2019
  • Continuous flow of result dissemination, depending on the response of the funding agencies
  • Start date: March 26, 2020


Please consult the supervisors before submitting a proposal

Topic Involved Sustainable Development Goals Supervisor e-mail
Environmental planning with interface to urban planning 6-11-13-15 Amarilis Lucia Casteli Figueiredo Gallardo
Educommunication as an instrument of awareness and dissemination of sustainable public policies; cultural diversity, self-organization and peripheral cultures in large cities; big data in search of sustainability and big cities 4-10-11 Anderson Vinicius Romanini
Environment, health, and sustainability in cities; urban management and sustainability 3-6-11-13 Arlindo Philippi Jr
Sustainable cities and communities 11 Brenda Chaves Coelho Leite
Promotion of healthy lifestyle through diet and physical activity 3-11 Bruno Gualano
Urban fauna: ecophysiological diversification in the colonization of urban environments
11-15 Carlos Arturo Navas Iannini
Urban cargo distribution focusing on sustainable cities and communities; improvement of the traffic light network in the city of São Paulo 9-11 Claudio Barbieri da Cunha
Computing and data science focused on health, gender equality, and sustainable cities and communities 3-5-11 Fábio Kon
Non-formal education and social education, community intervention and development, educator's role and practices, professional training and performance, leisure and culture, educating cities 4-11 Juliana Pedreschi Rodrigues
Relationship between crime patterns and urban infrastructure, crime prediction, and mobility 11-16 Luis Gustavo Nonato
Intersectorial management; community-based participatory research; social determination of health and equity 3-11-13 Marco Akerman
Ethanol as renewable energy in cities 7-11 Marcos Buckeridge
Socioeconomic and ecologically sustainable alternatives in local and regional development from the perspective of the SDGs 2-8-10-11-12 13-15 Maria da Penha Vasconcellos
Tourism and sustainability 1-4-5-8-9-10 11-12-16-17 Mariana Aldrigui
Health and environment: air pollution, urban transport, built environment 11-13 Nelson Gouveia
Green infrastructure with nature-based solutions for multifunctional landscapes 6-11-13-15 Paulo Pellegrino
Environmental governance in cities 11-17 Pedro Roberto Jacobi
Clean and affordable energy; sustainable cities and communities; actions against global climate change 7-11-13 Roberta Consentino Kronka Mulfarth
Housing and urban environment: poverty eradication, health and well-being, water and sanitation, reduction of inequalities 1-3-6-10 Suzana Pasternak
Sustainability indicators applied to the context of the SDGs; sanitation sector resilience to climate change and extreme weather events 6-10-11-13 Tadeu Fabrício Malheiros
Climate change in cities 11-13 Tércio Ambrizzi
Urban agriculture and composting; health, green areas, microplastics, and air pollution 6-11-15 Thais Mauad
Drinking water and sanitation; action against global climate change; partnerships and means of implementation 6-11-13-17 Wagner da Costa Ribeiro
Sanitation; sustainable cities; responsible consumption and production; fight against climate change 6-11-12-13 Wanda Maria Risso Gunther

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