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Postdoc Fellowships at the Center for a Sustainable University

The Postdoctoral Research Group (PRG) “Sustainable Future” was launched in April 2012 at the newly established Center for a Sustainable University at the Universität Hamburg and aims at attracting excellent junior researchers with a clear potential to develop and realize their projects under the banner of sustainability research.

The PRG will offer postdoctoral fellowships (grants) in a vibrant and intellectually challenging environment, which includes the membership in a specific department within the Universität Hamburg. This dual membership in the PRG and an individual department enables the postdoctoral fellows to conduct research into problems, issues and perspectives of sustainability in a broader context and to engage in a continuous academic exchange with colleagues from their own discipline.

The notion of sustainability in the Center for a Sustainable University does not only refer to disciplines such as research on climate, environmental, energy and resources in which this topic has taken center-stage for a long time. It also and especially addresses research areas, which explore sustainability from critical, didactic and institutional angles not traditionally associated with sustainability studies as such.

The fellowships in the Postdoctoral Research Group have a duration of two years. The fellows will be able to take advantage of one of the two following funding programs:

  • full-time grants of 2,200 Euro per month (for living costs), with an additional lump sum for travel expenses and research costs of 150 Euro per month
  • part-time grants of 800 Euro per month to cover travel and material costs
    (in the case of third-party funding)

We aim to admit up to 20 fellows to the Postdoctoral Research Group each year. Applications are open to all disciplines. We welcome applications from both postdoctoral students from the Universität Hamburg and postdoctoral students from other German universities and from universities abroad.

Applications can be submitted twice a year by 30th June and by 31st December. Please allow a period of about 3 months from the submission deadline to the final decision of the selection committee.

For more information on the application and selection process as well as the award conditions for the fellowships please visit the German section of our website www.nachhaltige.uni-hamburg.de.

If you have any queries, please contact Dr. Susanne Frane at knu[at]uni-hamburg.de.