Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) 2021 Fellowship Programme

Applications are open for the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Fellowship Programme 2021. The programme is designed to bring highly qualified people from academia, the business world, and civil society to the institute, who provide expertise, inspiration, and creative input.

Each year, up to 30 individuals from around the world participate in the institute’s Fellow Programme. During their stay, fellows work with each other and with IASS researchers, providing expertise, inspiration, and creative input. In return, the IASS offers fellows the opportunity to develop their ideas in an international community of eminent researchers, not only within the institute, but also in the wider Potsdam-Berlin area. In keeping with the institute’s transdisciplinary approach to research, fellows are encouraged to engage with stakeholders from all areas of society.

Research Areas

They particularly welcome proposals that envisage active collaboration with IASS researchers and aim to achieve joint outputs with one or more of the institute’s research groups. With this in mind, applicants are encouraged to contact the coordinator of the Fellow Unit and to consult directly with researchers at the IASS while developing their project idea.

Applications should be related to one of the current research areas of the IASS:


Perception, values, orientation
Democratic transformations
Governance for the environment and society
Systemic interdependencies: technology, nature, society
Energy systems and societal change
Forums: science, policy and society
Source: Scholardhipairs