Saturday, October 20, 2018

Call for Applications: STEPS Summer School 2019 on Pathways to Sustainability

Call for Applications: STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability 
The STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability will take place on 13-24 May 2019. Applications are now open for STEPS Summer School 2019. If you are a PhD or post-doc looking to explore the theme of 'Pathways to Sustainability' then we want to hear from you!  

Application is by a selective process, via an online form. The deadline to apply is 23.59 on 27 January 2019. We hope to let applicants know whether or not their application has been successful by the end of February 2019.

About the Summer School
The Summer School is a two-week immersive course on theories and practical approaches to sustainability, through creative, interactive and participatory learning.
Applications are invited from highly motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and with an interest in ideas and practice of transformations, uncertainty, political ecology, natural resources, and methodologies for sustainability.
Participants will explore the theme of pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. The Summer School takes place on the University of Sussex campus, near Brighton, UK, where STEPS is co-hosted by the Institute of Development Studies and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).
The school has run since 2012 with the generous support of the ESRC, IDRC and UKIERI. The fee is £1000 GBP – a limited number of scholarships are available.

How It Works
For common questions on the Summer School, view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is the main venue. IDS is on the edge of the Sussex University campus, set in the middle of rolling countryside but with good transport links to Brighton.
The programme includes lectures and discussions, 'walkshops' – longer discussions held on walks through the surrounding area – and social events. The Summer School also includes some time in smaller groups, where participants get to reflect and discuss their own work, led and mentored by members of the STEPS Centre.
The discussion in these groups goes towards a mini-conference, planned and run by participants themselves, with support from the STEPS team.
To find out more and apply:  
Deadline: 27 January 2019

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