[URBANTH-L]FUNDING: Fellowships in Sustainable Science, Center for International Development, Harvard U

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Wed Nov 29 13:15:33 EST 2006

Fellowships in Sustainability Science
Center for International Development, Harvard University
Due date for preliminary applications:  December 15, 2006

The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University's Center for
International Development invites applications for resident fellowships
in sustainability science for the University's academic year beginning
in September 2007.  The fellowship competition is open to advanced
doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to professionals engaged in the
practice of harnessing science and technology to promote sustainable
development.   Successful applicants will spend their fellowships in
residence at the Sustainability Science Program, receiving a competitive
stipend plus health, office space and computer support, and access to
Harvard's libraries and other research facilities.  Fellows will be
expected to spend about half time on their own work, and half time in
collaborative work with other fellows and faculty associated with the

The Sustainability Science Program seeks to advance basic understanding
of the dynamics of human-environment systems; to facilitate the design,
implementation, and evaluation of practical interventions that promote
sustainability in particular places and contexts; and to improve
linkages between relevant research and innovation communities on the one
hand, and relevant policy and management communities on the other.
Applicants should describe how their work would contribute to
"sustainability science," the emerging field of use-inspired research
seeking understanding of the interactions between human and
environmental systems as well as the application of such knowledge to
sustainability challenges relating to advancing development of
agriculture, habitation, energy and materials, health and water while
conserving the earth's life support systems.  In addition to general
funds available to support this fellowship offering, special funds are
available to support applicants from developing countries and Italy, who
are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send via email (not hard copy) a preliminary
application by 15 December 2006.  The preliminary application should
include a cover sheet

preliminary research proposal (3 pages maximum), and CV (3 pages
maximum). It should  be emailed to sustsci_grants at ksg.harvard.edu.
Applicants will be notified by December 22 whether they are invited to
submit a full proposal.  Full proposals must be supported by a Harvard
faculty member who is prepared to work with the fellow.  Fellows may
make their own faculty contacts, but the Program will also seek to
facilitate matching of faculty with fellows.   The deadline for full
applications is 1 February 2007.

The Program invariably receives more strong applications than can be
supported with the funds available. Prospective fellows are therefore
strongly urged to pursue additional sources of stipendiary and research
support that they can draw on if they are admitted to the fellowship
program but full funding is not available to cover their expenses.
Applications from those with their own resources are also welcome.

More information on the Sustainability Science Program and Fellowships
is available at

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