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2014-2015 IAS-STS Fellowship Programme for International Researchers in Austria

Institute for Advanced Studies

The Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS) is inviting applications for international fellowship programme. The IAS-STS invites researchers to apply for a stay between 1 October 2014 and 30 June 2015 as a research Fellow (up to nine months) or visiting Scholar (shorter period, e.g. a month). The Institute provides the opportunity to investigate the social implications of scientific and technological developments and to conduct research into the links and interactions between science, technology and society. Applicants for a long-term fellowship have the opportunity to apply for a grant (940 Euros per month) to cover their living costs. Applications will close on 31 December 2013 for 2014/15 fellowship programme. 

About Scholarship: The IAS-STS in Graz, Austria, promotes the interdisciplinary investigation of the links and interactions between science, technology and society, as well as technology assessment and research into the development and implementation of socially and environmentally sound technologies. Broadly speaking, the IAS-STS is an institute for the enhancement of science and technology studies. The IAS-STS invites researchers to apply for a stay between 1 October 2014 and 30 June 2015 as a Research Fellow (up to nine months); or Visiting Scholar (shorter period, e.g. a month). The IAS-STS offers excellent research infrastructure. Close co-operation with researchers at the IFZ (Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture;), guest lectures, colloquia, workshops, and conferences provide an atmosphere of creativity and scholarly discussion. 

Study: The Fellowship programme 2014-2015 is dedicated to projects investigating the following issues: Gender – Technology–Environment, Life Sciences/Biotechnology, Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement & Ecodesign, Towards Low-Carbon Energy Systems and Sustainable Food Systems.
Course Level: The Institute for Advanced Studies offers international Research Fellowship (up to nine months’ stay) and Visiting Scholarship (around one month’s stay) at the IAS-STS.
Scholarship Provider: Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS)
Scholarship can be taken at: Austria 

Eligibility: The IAS-STS is directed towards young scientists as well as senior scholars wishing to conduct research into the interrelationship between science, technology and society. Eligible candidates must have completed university or college studies. Preference is given to Fellowship applicants working on their dissertation or postdoctoral thesis. The IAS-STS is open to participants from all countries of origin and academic positions. In order to ensure an interdisciplinary structure and a wide variety of research methods, the Institute endeavours to appoint Research Fellows and Visiting Scholars from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Moreover, the IAS-STS aims to appoint an equal number of male and female researchers. 

Scholarship Open for: International researchers can apply for these fellowships.

Duration: Research fellowship is awarded for up to nine months and visiting scholarship is awarded for a shorter period, e.g. a month. 

Value: The IAS-STS offers excellent research infrastructure. Close co-operation with researchers at the IFZ (Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture; see: www.ifz.aau.at), guest lectures, colloquia, workshops, and conferences provide an atmosphere of creativity and scholarly discussion. Applicants for a long-term fellowship (around a nine months’ stay) at the IAS-STS have the opportunity to apply for a grant to cover their living costs up to a maximum amount of 940 Euros per month. Applicants must provide evidence that their employer or other institution cannot supply funding. 

Apply: Applications must be submitted by post.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the IAS-STS by 31 December 2013.

Further Information: http://www.ifz.tugraz.at/ias/IAS-STS/Application

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