Opportunities

Young Science Beyond Border online conference 16-17 December 2021

The YSBB 2021 is a multidisciplinary research and networking conference intended to create a discussion forum for Early and Mid-Career Researchers (up to 12 years after PhD) from Poland and EMCRS and students primarily from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The Polish Young Academy organizes the event. The conference is planned as an online meeting to facilitate participation in current times.

Deadline: 26 November 2021

Call for voluntary participation for Risk KAN Steering Committee

The Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events (Risk KAN) provides an open platform for scientific communities, policy-makers, educators, civil society, media, industry, and donors, from across science disciplines and engineering, working on extreme events, disaster risk reduction and governance to exchange information, knowledge and data and engage in collaborative research activities. It is a joint initiative of the Future Earth, IRDR, WCRP and WWRP programmes to address systemic, complex and cascading risks by synthesis of various scientific approaches and products.

Deadline: 26 November 2021

Now Open: Call for Proposals for ESOF2022

ESOF is the largest interdisciplinary scientific conference in Europe, founded by EuroScience in 2004 and held once every two years since. From 13 to 16 July 2022, ESOF will take place in Leiden, The Netherlands. Leiden, with its internationally renowned university and its prestigious heritage as the birthplace of academic freedom, is a particularly suitable venue for ESOF’s 10th edition.

Deadline: 30 November 2021

TÜBA - Call for Paper - Symposium on Understanding Sustainability in the context of Business Organizations and Philanthropic Institutions

The first symposium on “Understanding Sustainability” series was on “Circular Economy”. Theme of 2022 is decided as “Business Organizations and Philanthropic Institutions”. This symposium aims at contributing to the understanding and definition of sustainability in the context of business and civil society organizations, cooperatives, commercial entities, and Waqf (Islamic endowments). Particularly, it looks at how and to what extent the aforementioned actors are able to effectively drive and fulfill the goals of sustainability. This includes the mechanisms through which they incorporate, internalize, and operationalize values and ethics to produce ecological balance, social harmony and just societies. Critically, the symposium also asks in what ways do we learn from the actual practices, experiences and contributions of firms, commercial entities, and organizations to advance more holistic discourse of sustainability. Moreover, the symposium also addresses the question of how to effectively or better engage commercial and civil society actors within a framework that furthers the agenda of sustainability and SDGs in the 21st century.

Deadline: 30 November 2021

UNTB-TWAS-ICGEB: North-South Biotechnology Policy and Regulatory Science Training

ICGEB, in collaboration with TWAS and through funds provided by the UNTBLDC, offers a programme of eLearning on technical elements under Biotechnology Policy, and includes Biosafety & Biosecurity, Biosafety Regulatory Frameworks, Socioeconomic Considerations, Risk Analysis, Containment & Confinement, Environmental Risk Assessment, and GM Food Safety. The content constitutes a blend of multimedia training materials, complete with exercises and tests, to ensure a sophisticated and robust interactive learning experience. The cohesive and comprehensive core curriculum encompasses key technical elements common to biosafety and biosecurity regulation. In this way, participants will be better placed to deal with regulatory issues arising now and in the future from products deriving from emerging and new biotechnologies.

Deadline: 30 November 2021

Kavli Prize 2022: Invitation to Nominate

Nominations for the 2022 Kavli Prize are now open. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters invite you to nominate scientists whose research has fundamentally transformed astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience – the big, the small, and the complex.

Deadline: 1 December 2021

Request for applicants for IAI Science, Technology and Policy (STeP) Fellows to be hosted by the IAI Directorate

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), an intergovernmental organization with 19 Parties in the Americas, promotes transdisciplinary research and the enhancement of capacities to improve public awareness and provide information to governments and other stakeholders for the development of public policy relevant to global environmental change (GEC), based on scientific excellence, international and intersectoral cooperation, and the open exchange of knowledge.

Deadline: 2 December 2021

Review of the IPBES draft scoping report for the business and biodiversity assessment now live

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) just announced the start of the external review of the draft scoping report for the IPBES business and biodiversity assessment, which is open from 2 November to 13 December 2021. The rolling work programme of IPBES up to 2030, adopted by the Plenary in decision IPBES-7/1, includes a methodological assessment of the impact and dependence of business on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people (“business and biodiversity assessment”). In the same decision, the Plenary approved a scoping process for the assessment, based on the initial scoping report set out in appendix II to document IPBES/7/6, for consideration by the Plenary at IPBES 9 (July 2022).

Deadline: 13 December 2021

Johann-Lorenz-Bausch Fellowship 2022

Since 2016, the Leopoldina Akademie Freundeskreis e.V. funds the Johann-Lorenz-Bausch Fellowship, which enables junior scientists to research on-site at the Leopoldina, the Global Young Academy’s host organisation. The fellowship (up to 4 months) is aimed at young scientists and researchers who work academically in the field of the history of science in a narrower or wider sense and fit into the Leopoldina-Centre for Science Studies’ portfolio of projects and activities.

Deadline: 15 December 2021

Save the date: Review of the second order draft of the chapters and the first order draft of the summary for policymakers of the invasive alien species assessment

The second order draft of the chapters and the first order draft of the summary for policymakers of the thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control is planned to be open for external review from 15 December 2021 to 15 February 2022. This second external review is addressed to Governments and interested and qualified experts, including scientists, decision makers, practitioners and other knowledge holders. To ensure the highest scientific quality and policy relevance of the assessment, the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel is seeking the widest-possible participation of experts from all relevant disciplines and backgrounds. To ensure consistency with and continuity from the first external review, those who participated in the first review are particularly invited to send comments. Information on how to register as a reviewer and access the documents will be shared at the beginning of the review period.

Deadline: 15 December 2021

TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme

In collaboration with UNESCO and a number of centres of excellence in the South, TWAS has instituted a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from the South to visit these centres regularly. An associate is appointed for three years during which he/she can visit a Centre twice for research collaboration. Almost 300 centres have been selected to participate in the Scheme.

Deadline: 15 December 2021

PASIFIC Fellowship Programme

The PASIFIC Fellowship Programme is a unique opportunity for researchers who want to undertake state-of-the-art research in a dynamic scientific environment. It will enable scholars of all nationalities and across all scientific disciplines to establish their scientific independence and conduct ground-breaking research. For 2 years, the fellows will be hosted at one of the institutes within the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), which is one of the most prestigious research institutions in Poland. They will have the freedom to choose their research area, research supervisor, host institute as well as secondment organisations best suited for their research and career development. The PASIFIC Fellows will be offered a monthly allowance of approx. €2,500 net. Those, who decide to come to Poland together with their families, may be entitled to an additional family allowance. In addition, they will be granted a research budget of up to €93,000 per project.

Deadline: 30 December 2021

SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards

SILBERSALZ Science & Media Awards, in association with Jackson WILD, recognizes and celebrates the achievements of scientists and communicators who are working to solve many of today's challenges, of content creators who fascinate and inspire audiences worldwide through their stories, of those who encourage the next generation to engage with STEM subjects through global outreach, and of individuals promoting science and evidence, advancing the public discussion around global issues.

Deadline: 31 December 2021

University of Toronto - Employment Opportunities

The University of Toronto is currently accepting applications for tenure-stream positions. For the positions listed below, applicants should endeavour to submit all materials (including reference letters) by December 6, 2021, they will start reviewing applications. However, they will give full consideration to all applications submitted by the closing date of January 10, 2022.

Deadline: 10 January 2022

Call for new postdoctoral programme - Iberus Experience

The programme is offering 11 postdoctoral contracts in the fields of Agri-Food and Nutrition, Health Technologies, Energy and Sustainability, Social and Territorial Development and Circular Bio-economy. The call is open between November the 1st 2021 and January the 31st 2022. Iberus Experience is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action organised by Campus Iberus, an alliance of four universities located in the Ebro Valley in North-Eastern Spain: Universidad de la Rioja, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Universidad de Zaragoza and Universitat de Lleida. The selected researchers will complete their fellowships in one of the participating universities, and also enjoy the perks of the Campus Iberus network in the form of secondments, research visits and industry collaboration.

Deadline: 31 January 2022

Call for Papers: "Science Diplomacy in the Global South"

A call for paper is open for a special section of Science and Public Policy on “Science Diplomacy in the Global South”, guest edited by Prof. Pierre-Bruno Ruffini (InsSciDE, University of Le Havre-Normandie) and Dr Derya Büyüktanir Karacan (The George Washington University).

Deadline: 31 January 2022

International Climate Protection Fellowship

Are you a prospective leader working academically or practically in climate protection or climate-relevant resource conservation in your home country – a non-European developing or transition country? Then you are invited to apply for an International Climate Protection Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Deadline: 1 February 2022

Submit a Session Proposal - Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2022

This call for session proposals is open to groups composed of anyone working in sustainability science and practice, which includes the research sector, government, business, philanthropy, art and civil society. The second edition of the SRI Congress will be held in Pretoria, South Africa, June 20-24, 2022, and online.

Deadline: 5 February 2022

Youth On Trust Awards – Young Philosopher Awards

For the Youth on Trust Award students are asked to create a project in response to a question or issue they think is most important in relation to the topic of trust in public life. Your project can be in the format of an essay, podcast, film, blog post, short story or dialogue. The Youth on Trust Award is open for students between the ages of 13-18. There will be three prize categories for students in the following age groups: 13-14 / 15-16 / 17-18. Entries are accepted from any of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe. The winning entries will be published and awarded a trip to the heart of the European Union in Brussels

Deadline: 1 March 2022

Blog entries for Transform21 – run up to COP26

In the run-up to COP26, the International Science Council (ISC) is working together with the incoming UK Presidency of COP26 to curate material related to the conference through the global science portal Transform21. This portal is supported by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and Future Earth, as well as several other international research programmes.

Deadline: N/A

ISC Science Communications Network

The ISC is convening a global network of science communicators across our community to learn, collaborate, network, and collectively advance science as a global public good. The network is open to all interested staff, office bearers, or representatives of ISC Members, affiliated bodies and partners, but will be particularly useful for those in communications-related roles – managing social media and websites, writing blogs and press releases, producing multimedia content, working with press, and doing other similar work.

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Join Us - Young Academy of Europe

The YAE initially recruited about 100 members from the pool of ERC Starting Grant holders. Since 1st January 2014, the YAE has been open to leading young scholars whose excellence at the international level has been recognised by their peers (for instance, holders of prestigious European or national research grants or awards) for bottom-up nominations (or self-nominations).

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Learn how to achieve more impact with your research!

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre is pleased to announce that its course on Science for Policy is open for registration on the new EU Academy platform. The course is essential for researchers who would like their research results to have greater policy impact, but may not have the know-how to communicate effectively with policymakers.

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#SayItWithScience Art Prompts

The UN Foundation and the IPCC are partnering to make climate science more accessible to global youth. The initiative, called #SayItWithScience, uses art to rapidly communicate climate solutions to new audiences. To make IPCC science more accessible, UNF is calling on young artists to help visualize climate solutions and energize the call to "unite behind the science." As part of the Say It With Science initiative, this artwork would be credited in public communications and could potentially feature in upcoming report releases by the IPCC on the latest science of climate change.

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