Call for applications 2021 - Glowing cities: heat and drought in urban context

Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Dresden

The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) announces PhD scholarships for young scientists interested in research in the field of spatial sustainability science.

Deadline for applications: 15th September, 2020.

Start of the program: 1st March, 2021.

The DLGS – is a joint interdisciplinary facility of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden (IOER) and Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). It hosts international doctoral students selected in a competitive process, and supports them by offering a full scholarship for up to three years.

Call topic

The current call topic focuses on the priority challenge of heat and drought in urban context. The graduate school is looking for research proposals that confront this high priority challenge and explore its implications theoretically and/or empirically, aiming to support novel and potentially ground breaking theoretical developments, approaches or solutions for transformative change that can limit urban drivers for heat and drought, and foster resilience to them.

Eligibility and Application

The announcement is aimed at excellent graduates with a Master’s degree in any field of pertinence for studying spatial sustainability transformations, such as geography, urban and regional planning, urban studies, environmental sciences, science and technology studies, transition studies, geoinformatics, civil engineering, architecture, economics, sociology, political sciences, or anthropology, among others. No more than three years should have been passed since the date of receiving the Master’s degree certificate from the application deadline, and the total grade obtained for the Master’s degree should be "good" or better (corresponding to German level "gut").

The applicant must apply with a research proposal that clearly addresses the topic of the current DLGS call, aligns with IOER research areas (one or several), and identifies suitable supervisors (professors) at the TUD/IOER.

A complete application including a letter of motivation, certificates and transcripts of academic qualification, and proof of English proficiency must be submitted online. A detailed description of the procedure can be found on the DLGS website http://www.dlgs-dresden.de/.

For additional information please contact the Scientific Coordinator Dr. Shikha Ranjha, dlgs(at)ioer.de.

Call for Application 2021 (PDF file)