Mäler Scholarhips, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sweden


October 30, 2015

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Mäler Scholarhips, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics (www.beijer.kva.se) is pleased to announce a new round of the Mäler Scholar competition. The institute is an international center of excellence at the interface of ecology and economics. It is based in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden and has a small staff of researchers who work on a variety of ecological-economics issues.

The institute created the Mäler Scholarship in 2009, in honor of Professor Karl-Göran Mäler’s long-standing contributions to environmental economics around the world. The scholarship is intended for early-career researchers in environmental economics from developing regions of the world who already have a PhD or are currently enrolled in a PhD program and will finish within 1-2 years. Preference is given to researchers affiliated with four regional environmental economics networks—CEEPA, EEPSEA, LACEEP, and SANDEE—and the EfD centers. Others are welcome to apply. For information on past recipients, please visit http://www.beijer.kva.se/sida.php?id=44

The scholarship allows researchers to spend up to 6 months at the institute developing new projects in collaboration with Beijer researchers. It covers travel costs to and from Stockholm and provides a monthly allowance for lodging and meals. The research focus of the applicant during the stay should relate closely to at least one of the Beijer Institute’s research programs (http://www.beijer.kva.se/sida.php?id=31). We particularly encourage applicants willing to use empirical methods to study and quantify linkages between ecosystem dynamics like regime shifts and economics in their home countries.

The institute is now accepting applications from researchers who are interested in spending up to 6 months at the institute during January 2016– June 2016 or August 2016 – December 2016. Applicants should e-mail a document containing the following information to Christina Leijonhufvud (Beijer administrator; chris@beijer.kva.se) by October 30, 2015:

1. Part 1 (maximum 1 page)—A description of the research the applicant would like to conduct while at Beijer, including the names of Beijer researchers the applicant would like to interact with and a discussion of how the time spent at Beijer is expected to contribute to the applicant’s professional development. Applicants can learn more about Beijer researchers and their current projects here: http://www.beijer.kva.se/staff.php.

2. Part 2 (maximum 5 pages)—An up-to-date CV that provides information on the applicant’s education (including short courses), positions held, publications, grants, and professional activities, including any prior activities related to the Beijer Institute or to CEEPA, EEPSEA, LACEEP, SANDEE, or the EfD centers.

3. Part 3 (maximum 1 page)—A proposed schedule showing the approximate dates when the applicant would like to be in residence at Beijer. The residency must be for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 6 months, with longer visits encouraged. It can be divided into two separate visits. The time-span when we can accept scholars at the Institute is January 2016 – June 2016 and August 2016 – December 2016.

Please note that this material should be included in a single document, not three separate ones. Applications must be from individuals. Group applications will not be considered.

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October 26, 2015
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