Wednesday, May 25, 2016

3 Post-doc positions on legitimacy in global governance, Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Lund (Sweden)


Three post-doc positions on legitimacy in global governance

The research program "Legitimacy in Global Governance" (LegGov) invites applications for three two-year post-doctoral appointments. The positions will be placed in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Lund (Sweden), with a planned starting date of January 1, 2017. 

LegGov is a six-year collaboration (2016-2021) among researchers from the Departments of Political Science at Lund and Stockholm Universities, and the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. The program is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond with Professor Jonas Tallberg as lead coordinator and Professors Karin Bäckstrand and Jan Aart Scholte as co-coordinators.

For more information about the research program and the three positions, see Application deadline: June 30, 2016.​

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Post-doctoral fellowships in Energy-Environmental Systems, and Science, Technology Innovation Policy

The Technology & Society Department at Stony Brook University invites applicants to apply for post-doctoral research fellowships in energy-environmental systems transitions, and/or science, technology and innovation policy. 

These fellowships are part of programmatic thrusts that center on resilience, safety, security, and industrial development. Particular topics of investigation will include socio-technical factors that influence diffusion and learning amidst disruptive change, and inter-dependencies of critical infrastructure.

Successful team members will contribute in both group and individual efforts to generate high quality, original research and scholarly publications.

Required Qualifications: 
PhD or foreign equivalent degree in hand by October 15, 2016.

Preferred Qualifications: 
PhD in Energy and Environmental Systems; Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in hand by October 15, 2016.

This is a 1 year appointment in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

The State University of New York at Stony Brook is a public sea-grant and space-grant research university located in Stony Brook, New York, roughly 55 miles outside of New York City. It is the largest single-site employer on Long Island, with roughly 25,000 students enrolled, over 14,500 employees and more than 2,400 faculty.

For more information and to apply, see

Special issue Climate Law on Paris Agreement

A special issue of Climate Law on the Paris Agreement containing 13 articles that was just released may be of interest to some – see table of contents (with links) pasted below!
  1. Research Article
    Legal Form and Nature of the Paris Outcome
  1. Research Article
    Differentiation in the Paris Agreement
  1. Research Article
    Human Rights in the Paris Agreement
  1. Research Article
    Paris, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development
  1. Research Article
    The Paris Climate Change Agreement: China and India

Apply now for the 2016 Arctic Summer College! Deadline May 29, 2016


Apply now for the 2016 Arctic Summer College!

Ecologic Institute US and Ecologic Institute Berlin are now accepting applications until May 29, 2016, from motivated students and professionals passionate about the people and the environment of the Arctic.

Through this one-of-a-kind 8-week virtual campus, participants from around the world learn about contemporary issues affecting the Arctic and engage in discussions with experts, exchanging views and creating a lively learning environment. The curriculum focuses on climate change adaptation, natural resource management, biodiversity protection, environmental governance, energy policy, security, and human health.

The College provides opportunities to develop academic skills, broaden professional and academic networks, and engage with policy and thought leaders working every day on the critical issues facing the Arctic.

This year, we are offering two tracks to choose from: Arctic Summer College for Students and Arctic Summer College for Professionals, each tailored to best benefit the participants.

Both programs offer:
  • chance to travel to the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland;
  • opportunity to publish in the peer-reviewed Arctic Summer College yearbook;
  • engagement with Arctic experts in an interactive academic webinar series; and
  • membership in the Arctic Summer College Alumni Network.
To learn more about each track and begin your application, follow the link below to your preferred program.

Application for Arctic Summer College for Students:

Application for Arctic Summer College for Professionals:

Application deadline: May 29, 2016

For questions about the application process, write to To learn more about past programs, visit

International WaterCentre Masters Scholarships (International) - now open

The International WaterCentre (IWC) is currently offering several full scholarships for high calibre international candidates* interested in studying the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) commencing in Semester 1, 2017 at The University of Queensland (UQ).

·         Up to three international scholarships are available: up to two full tuition and full living costs scholarships (each valued at AU$ 92,645) and one full tuition scholarship (valued at AU$ 52,500)

·         Eligibility requirements include:

o    A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution;

o    At least two years of professional experience (paid work or volunteering experience) in a field relevant to the program;

o    International candidates must also demonstrate English Language Proficiency as per UQ's Policy

·         Apply online for a scholarship by 1 August 2016

The MIWM program is designed to equip future water leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to create innovative, whole-of-water cycle solutions to complex water management issues. The program is collaboratively delivered by leading industry practitioners and lecturers from IWC's founding member universities. Students enrol at The University of Queensland and can choose one of three specialisation streams including 'WASH and development', 'Urban water' and 'Water, land and people'.

* Scholarships for domestic candidates will open from 1 July - 1 October. Domestic candidates are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

More information


·         Register for our upcoming webinar: Dr Brian McIntosh, IWC Senior Lecturer and Education Director will present the MIWM program/scholarships and answer your questions on 29 June.


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