Monday, July 16, 2012
SCHOLARSHIP: 2012 Mäler Scholarship in Environmental Economics, Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics
The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics (www.beijer.kva.se) is pleased to announce a new round of the Mäler Scholar competition. The institute is an international center of excellence at the interface of ecology and economics. It is based in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden and has a small staff of researchers who work on a variety of ecological-economics issues.
The institute created the Mäler Scholarship in 2009, in honor of Professor Karl-Göran Mäler's long-standing contributions to environmental economics around the world. The scholarship is funded by a grant from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. It is intended for researchers from environmental economics networks in developing regions of the world who are enrolled in a PhD program or already have a PhD and have completed at least one network-funded research project. It allows researchers to spend up to 6 months at the institute preparing manuscripts from their existing research projects and developing new projects in collaboration with Beijer researchers. It covers travel costs to and from Stockholm and provides a monthly allowance for lodging and meals. For information on past recipients, please visit http://www.beijer.kva.se/sida.php?id=44. The research focus of the applicant during the stay should relate closely to at least one of the Beijer Institute's research programs (http://www.beijer.kva.se/sida.php?id=31). We particularly encourage applicants willing to use empirical methods (e.g. behavioral experiments, valuation) to study and quantify linkages between ecosystem dynamics (for example potential regime shifts) and economics in their home country.
The institute is now accepting applications from researchers affiliated with four environmental economics networks-CEEPA, EEPSEA, LACEEP, and SANDEE-who are interested in spending time at the institute during 2012-2013. Applicants should e-mail a document containing the following information to Christina Leijonhufvud (Beijer administrator; firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 15, 2012:
- Part 1 (maximum 1 page)-A description of the research the applicant would like to conduct while at Beijer, including the names of Beijer researchers the applicant would like to interact with and a discussion of how the time spent at Beijer is expected to contribute to the applicant's professional development. Applicants can learn more about Beijer researchers and their current projects here: http://www.beijer.kva.se/staff.php.
- Part 2 (maximum 5 pages)-An up-to-date CV that provides information on the applicant's education (including short courses), positions held, publications, grants, and professional activities.
- Part 3 (maximum 1 page)-A proposed schedule showing the approximate dates when the applicant would like to be in residence at Beijer. The residency must be for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 6 months, with longer visits encouraged. It can be divided into two separate visits. The time-span when we can accept scholars at the Institute is November 2012 - June 2013
Please note that this material should be included in a single document, not three separate ones. Applications must be from individuals. Group applications will not be considered.
The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
104 05 Stockholm
Deadline: August 15, 2012