Climate Change Graz Post Doc Fellowship Program 2023

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University of Graz
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The Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz is offering 5 post-doctoral fellowships at University of Graz, Austria, for 3 months. Dates for stays can start as early as June 2023 or latest in March 2024, but ideally run from October to December 2023, in order to encourage collaboration among the fellows. The fellowship will cover costs of travel, housing and subsistence up to € 8,000 in total. Fellows are responsible for their own insurance, which should be covered for EU citizens by their insurance in their country of employment, but is also quite affordable for those abroad. The program will assist in finding suitable housing close to the university.

The program is designed for PostDoc researchers (up to 5 years after receiving their PhD; applicants after their submission of their PhD thesis can be considered as well) from all academic fields working on climate change - including philosophy - who wish to collaborate with one (or more) of the research groups of the Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz ( External candidates are strongly encouraged.

Participants will work under the direct mentorship of an experienced Uni Graz scientist in a unique inter- and transdisciplinary research environment. The research stay should be focused on a specific project, e.g. a joint research program, paper, or grant proposal. Fellows will have the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within the Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz's international network.

While the call is open for all topics of climate change – including improved understanding of the processes of climate change, observed impacts and projected risks for natural and human systems, questions of mitigation, adaptation and resilience, or related ethical and legal dimensions – we are particularly interested in contributions to the following interdisciplinary research field, among others:

• Interdisciplinary Approaches for Assessing the Fair Allocation of Benefits and Burdens of the Transformation to Climate Neutrality, see Research Group Economics of Climate and Global Change and Working Section Moral and Political Philosophy (EconClim Research Group - Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change ( and Projects - Section Moral and Political Philosophy and
• Intertemporal Dimensions in Climate Litigation, see Research Center ClimLaw: Graz and Working Section Moral and Political Philosophy (Research Center ClimLaw: Graz ( and Projects - Section Moral and Political Philosophy ( and

Applicants can choose to work with two research groups and should indicate their preferred host. We encourage contacting the research group representative(s) who you would like to choose as your host before submitting your application.
All fellows will need to be present at University of Graz, Austria (i.e. no working remotely) for the full duration of the fellowship. Ideally, the fellows will start in October 2023, but earlier or later starts will be possible if agreed upon with the host and coordinator of the program.

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in scientific positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.

Applications process
Applicants are required to submit a 2-page research proposal for the work they intend to conduct during their fellowship. In addition, a short motivation letter (stating your preferred host and indication of interdisciplinary linkage you want to deepen) and a CV with a complete list of publications is required. Please provide contact information for three people that could give recommendations, but do not include reference letters in the application as these will not be considered.
Applications to the 2023/24 program are possible until 15h April 2023 by sending their application material to harald [dot] stelzer [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at (midnight CEST). Online interviews with the most suitable candidates will be held by an interdisciplinary selection committee in late April and beginning of May, so that the decision is available in mid May 2023.

Dr. Harald Stelzer (Research Manager), harald [dot] stelzer [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at, +43 316 380-1295

Deadline for Applications: 
April 15, 2023
harald [dot] stelzer [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at
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