The Bolin Centre for Climate Research – RA8 is announcing a call for proposals for PhD and post-doc positions

The resources available for RA 8 during the period 2017–2021 primarily includes 400 000 SEK / year to support smaller projects, and about 2.6 million SEK / year during the 5-year period, which will be devoted to new PhD- and post-doc positions.

Following a first call in March 2017, RA8 have decided to fund one PhD-position.

We now announce a second call for proposals for funding of additional PhD or Postdoc projects.

Applications should be submitted by October 31, at the latest.

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The application should include a research plan (maximum 4 pages) with clearly stated research questions, a theoretical background, a description of novel aspects of the suggested research, and a plan for the carry-out of the project.

The application must explain the potential of proposed project to lead to establishment or consolidation of a research field/group within RA8’s research area at the institutions involved in the Bolin Centre for Climate Research (SU, KTH, SMHI) that will be able to attract external funding in the future.

The application should also state how the suggested project is relevant to RA8, i.e. to the field of biodiversity and climate as defined by the RA8’s research area description (http://www.bolin.su.se/index.php/ra8-biodiversity-and-climate).

The application should include information about collaborators, and information related to CV and publications of the applicant(s) that is relevant to the applied project (maximum 2 pages in total).

We welcome applications from members of RA8, including at least one person that currently has a permanent position (this includes assistant professors) at Stockholm University, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) or the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).

Applications will be evaluated based on four main criteria:
1. Scientific quality of the project
2. The potential of proposed project to lead to establishment or consolidation of a research field/group within RA8’s research area at the institutions involved in the Bolin Centre for Climate Research that will be able to attract external funding in the future.
3. Relevance of project to RA8, i.e., to the field of biodiversity and climate as defined by the RA8’s research area description. Note that applications including all types of organisms, organizational levels, ecosystems and spatial or temporal scales are welcome. There are no biases towards “basic” or “applied” projects.
4. Feasibility and innovation of the project

We intend to involve two external reviewers to assist in the evaluation of the projects.

Sara Cousins, Karl Gotthard & Johan Ehrlén
Research leaders RA8

 

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