Fellowships/Scholarships/Research Funding


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TWO 2-year Junior Fellowships within the "Young Academy for Sustainability Research" // 14 March 2021

The University of Freiburg is going to launch the "Young Academy for Sustainability" in spring 2021 with the objective of hosting the world’s finest post-doctoral talents to undertake frontier research in the field of sustainability at the University of Freiburg. The "Young Academy for Sustainability Research" is funded by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation and provides two 2-year anchor junior fellowships, including an attractive salary, a research cost contribution and conference grants as well as other benefits. The fellows will have the opportunity to live in a vibrant city, work at a leading global university, and conduct research in an academic community that strives for excellence and impact. The Fellowships offer a unique opportunity for outstanding junior researchers who wish to make major contributions to the emerging field of sustainability science and related grand societal challenges. The fellowships are addressed to post-doctoral scholars who wish to make major contributions to the emerging field of sustainability science.

Institution: The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Freiburg, Germany, supported by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation
Duty station: Freiburg, Germany
Closing date: 14 March 2021

Details: https://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/de/aktuelles/wiss-ausschreibungen/junior-fellowships-young-academy


DAAD Scholarships available for the 2021 MSc Course in Tropical Forestry at TU Dresden, Germany

You are invited to attend the MSc Course in Tropical Forestry for which there are DAAD scholarships. The course is taught in English at Technische Universitaet Dresden (TUD), one of the 11 German Universities of Excellence. Over many decades, the international orientation and socioeconomic focus have made this 2-year MSc course unique in Europe. You will benefit from the multidisciplinary international experience of our research scientists and lecturers who will also supervise your field research in the tropics. The Master course qualifies future decision-makers and change agents to develop sustainable forest management strategies and implement development-relevant interventions in rural and peri-urban areas. The studies provide expert knowledge to handle manifold human-forest interactions and sustainable development issues. In addition to socioeconomic, management and general aspects of tropical forestry, the course includes specific topics of climate change related carbon forestry, agroforestry and land use change. Excellent Master Students have later the chance to join our PhD program. Presently, over 300 graduates from our courses are working in tropical countries and international organizations, many of them in top positions. Another benefit: As public university TUD exempts students from tuition fees!

Date of MSc course: 1 June 2021 - 30 September 2023
Institution: Chair of Tropical Forestry, Technische Universität Dresden
Duty station: Dresden, Germany

Closing date: 31 October 2020 for the intake October 2021.
However, if you have own funding and don’t need a DAAD scholarship, you can start studying in the same year by submitting your application
- until 31 May 2021 (applicants from outside EU), or
- until 15 July 2021 (applicants from EU).

Details:  https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter/tropen/studium/studiengaenge?set_language=en 
To apply or to get more information write to: tropentutor(at)mailbox.tu-dresden.de