Tuesday, November 07, 2006
The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University’s Center for International Development invites applications for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the University’s academic year beginning in September 2007. The fellowship competition is open to advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to professionals engaged in the practice of harnessing science and technology to promote sustainable development.
Successful applicants will spend their fellowships in residence at the Sustainability Science Program, receiving a competitive stipend plus health, office space and computer support, and access to Harvard’s libraries and other research facilities. Fellows will be expected to spend about half time on their own work, and half time in collaborative work with other fellows and faculty associated with the Program.
The Sustainability Science Program seeks to advance basic understanding of the dynamics of human-environment systems; to facilitate the design, implementation, and evaluation of practical interventions that promote sustainability in particular places and contexts; and to improve linkages between relevant research and innovation communities on the one hand, and relevant policy and management communities on the other. Applicants should describe how their work would contribute to “sustainability science,” the emerging field of use-inspired research seeking understanding of the interactions between human and environmental systems as well as the application of such knowledge to sustainability challenges relating to advancing development of agriculture, habitation, energy and materials, health and water while conserving the earth’s life support systems. In addition to general funds available to support this fellowship offering, special funds are available to support applicants from developing countries and Italy, who are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.
Due date for preliminary applications: December 15, 2006. More information: http://www.cid.harvard.edu/sustsci/grants/fellows/07_fellows_RFP.htm