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PhD Winter School: Research on Sustainable Development
University of Basel, Switzerland

Scholarship / Financial aid: support with local lodging

Date: February 9-13, 2015

Deadline: 30th of November, 2014

Open to: PhD students from any discipline preferably working within interdisciplinary research projects

Announcement follows

Sustainability essentially considers the interdependences of socio-economic and natural systems. Nevertheless, PhD research projects often do not examine such correlations, but focus on specific aspects of a very specialised scientific field. Accordingly, the relation between a topic of a PhD-thesis and how it is embedded into the wide field of sustainability sciences, i.e. the relation between disciplinary scrutiny and interdisciplinary interfaces, often is not evident.

The PhD Winter School addresses challenges of PhD research in the context of the multidimensional domain of sustainable development. It provides a platform to discuss, test and practice different methods of interdisciplinarity. Participants will learn how to manage the boundaries between their PhD research and related scientific contributions in a methodologically sound way. They will get to know innovative methods of interdisciplinary cooperation.

The PhD Winter School will be highly interactive. Participants will receive a certificate of participation and 3 ECTS. The course will be held in English.

Aims of the Course

The PhD Winter School aims:

+to enhance the participants awareness on challenges regarding the relation between disciplinary scrutiny and interdisciplinary interfaces,
+to enable the participants to critically discuss different methods for dealing with the relation in question,
+to critically reflect their chosen solution for the relation in question within their PhD-thesis.

Target group

Advanced PhD students from any discipline preferably working within interdisciplinary research projects in the field of sustainability sciences.

Contributions of participants

The PhD Winter School is highly interactive and thus requires active attendance from the participants, including:

+presentation of a poster on the method(s) of their own PhD research;
+short oral presentation, commented by senior researchers and peers;
+preliminary reading of central texts;
+development of an interdisciplinary research project for practice.


To apply, send the following documents by the 30th of November, 2014 to

+a cover letter including your affiliation to (interdisciplinary) research context (e.g. PhD School, research group etc.) and your year of PhD (max. 200 words);
+a short description of your PhD research answering the following questions (max. 400 words):
What is the aim of your PhD research?
What method(s) do you use to reach this aim?
In what respect is your research interdisciplinary?
one full paper of your PhD research (draft or published)

The number of participants is limited to 20; applications with strong interdisciplinary orientation are preferred.

Fee & Grants

There will be no attendance fee. Travel expenses and board and lodging are up to the participants. For participants with low budgets there will be support with local lodging possibilities.

Please contact your university to get travel grants.


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