Autumn School 2023: Sustainability science framings and practices in Europe: How do we leverage transformative research? – Deadline 31 May 2023
What is the Autumn School about?
The Autumn School offers a programme of keynotes and small group activities to encourage discussion, collective reflection, interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration among all participants: speakers, organizers and early career researchers.
Main topics include:
- How can historical perspectives contribute to understanding the present and exploring possible futures?
- How can positive narratives or utopia enable actions?
- How can integrated research on biophysical and social conditions help identify leverage points towards a more sustainable future?
- What role does, should, could and can research play in opening up the space for more pluralistic and radical visions for sustainability?
- How to steer and engage in transdisciplinary projects?
We invite doctoral researchers and researchers who finished their PhD within the last 10 years (excluding periods of parental leave) who are living and working in Europe to apply.
We aim at assembling a group of early career researchers from across Europe with a variety of backgrounds in terms of disciplines, approaches, visions, themes, and research practices, who share the wish to reflect and act on how research can better contribute to societal transformations.
As a prerequisite for participation, participants need to be pursuing research related to the autumn school’s core themes and questions. Additionally, participants are expected to have sufficient proficiency in English to be able to actively participate in the autumn school.
Accommodation, meals and teaching costs are fully covered by the organizers. Upon request, travel costs can be covered for participants working in European middle income countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine).
How to Apply
To apply, you will be asked to upload a CV (max. 1 page), and a motivation statement (600 words) explaining how your research relates to the topic of the Autumn School, what you expect to take away from the Autumn School, and how you envision to contribute to the interdisciplinary and collaborative learning space of the Autumn School.
The autumn school will take place in Aussois, a charming, small village on the doorstep of the Vanoise National Park (French Alps) in a resort owned by CNRS.
The closest railway station is Modane. To get to Modane, you can use the French high-speed train TGV (4h from Paris, 1h30 from Torino).
We will organize local transport to pick you up at the TGV station of Modane and bring you back to the station on Friday after lunch (about 15 min by bus to reach the venue).
Participants can arrive between Sunday evening and Monday morning.
The call for applications is open until 31 May 2023
Applicants will be notified by the end of June
Accommodation, meals and teaching costs are fully covered by the organizers.
Upon request, travel costs can be covered for participants working in European middle income countries (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine).