Find out more about upcoming events, vacancies, calls for applications and more in our weekly digest.

27 November 2020

✅ Grant: Neil Ker Memorial Fund (The British Academy) accepts applications that promote the study of Western medieval manuscripts. Awards do not normally exceed £2,000. Deadline: 12 January 2021. Read more

✅ Grant: INGSA Knowledge Associate Grants (up to €8,000 for evidence-to-policy case studies) for policy-makers and researchers. Deadline: 29 November. Read more

✅ Open position at WCRP/WMO: Science and Communications Officer (P3). Deadline: 22 December). Read more

✅ Open position at IIASA: Research Assistant – Demographic Modeling. Deadline: 11 December. Read more

✅ Young Observer program to attend the IUPAC (International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry) Congress and General Assembly in Montreal, Canada in August 2021. Deadline: 18 December. Read more

✅ Open position at the International Sociological Association: Social Media Manager. Deadline: 18 December. Read more

✅ Call for papers by the Royal Irish Academy for the 2021 International Affairs online conference. Deadline: 8 February. Read more

✅ Open position at IPSA/AISP: Assistant Professor in Public Administration and Public Policy. Deadline: 5 January. Read more

✅ Open position at the Luxembourg National Research Fund: Grant System & Administrative Manager. Deadline: 18 December. Read more


20 November 2020

✅ Open nominations for the ECPR Political Theory Prize, awarded for the best first book in the field. Prize fund: €500. Deadline: 26 February. Read more

✅ Open position: ECPR is seeking a Methods School Academic Convenor. Deadline: 30 November. Read more

✅ Potsdam Summer School, themed “Water: Our Global Common Good – The Hydrosphere across Land and Sea”, 9-18 August 2021. Submit your application by 31 March 2021. Read more

✅ Fellowship: IIASA is currently accepting applications for its summer 2021 Science Communication Fellowship, covering travelling costs and providing a stipend of €4,000 for three months. Deadline: 11 January 2021. Read more

✅ Open position at the WMO to develop custom indicators to report on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems effectiveness in the Sendai Framework Monitor. Deadline: 27 November. Read more

✅ Contribute to InterAcademy Partnership’s global survey on combatting academic predatory journals and conferences. Read more

✅ Open position: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security is looking for a Research Student Assistant. Deadline: 2 December. Read more

✅ Event: Join the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 live in Brisbane, Australia, or tune in online on 12-15 June 2021. Get early-bird tickets now. Read more


13 November 2020

Open positions: IOC-UNESCO (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission) – consultancies, internships, proposals. Deadlines: 20 November, 5 December, 9 December. Read more

Competition: Answer the question “What does it mean to be young in an ageing world?” in 3,000 words for a chance to win the Nine Dots Prize and receive $100,000 to write a short book expanding on your idea. Deadline: 18 January 2021. Read more

Grants: the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) offers grants to early-to-mid career researchers or policy professionals in a public service role to undertake case studies on their country’s use of evidence in policy decisions related to Covid-19. Deadline: 29 November. Read more

Call for applications: Young Scientists Summer Program 2021. IIASA offers up to 50 fellowships for doctoral students to undertake a summer project. Deadline: 14 January 2021. Read more

Call for award nominations: the Mahathir Science Award, the Tropical Agriculture and Tropical Architecture and Engineering categories. Deadline: 30 December. Read more

Open position: TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme, open for competent researchers from the South. Deadline: 1 December. Read more

Poster submissions: WHO whole-of-society Infodemic Management conference. Deadline: 20 November. Read more

Call for sessions: for the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021. Deadline: 15 December. Read more


23 October 2020

Call for nominations: 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize for comparative social science research. Deadline: 19 March 2021. Read more

Call for Nominations: WDS Data Stewardship Award 2020 celebrating the exceptional contributions of early-career researchers. Deadline: 30 October. Read more

Call for nominations of experts for IPBES virtual workshop on modelling Nature Futures scenarios. Deadline: 9 November. Read more

Webinar: Getting your research funded. Date: 4 November. Read more

Workshop for young scientists from the Global South: Biosecurity Diplomacy. Deadline: 8 November. Read more

Post-doc position on new threats from pest insects in the Boreal forest of North-western Quebec. Deadline: not indicated. Read more


16 October 2020

Open call: Education Research in Conflict and Crisis-Bilateral Research Chairs. Awards: up to £555,000 over three years. Deadline: 20 January 2021. Read more

Open call for proposals for Writing Workshops by the British Academy. Awards: up to £20,000. Workshops must take place before 15 March 2022. Deadline for proposal submission: 11 November 2020. Read more

Applications open for the Young Scientists Program at IIASA, designed for PhD students wishing to explore the policy implications of their work. Deadline: 14 January 2021. Read more

Open position at Nature: Associate or Senior Editor (Quantitative Social Sciences), Nature Climate Change in London, Berlin or New York. Deadline: 12 November. Read more

Open position at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth: Director of the SDSN Youth Program. Deadline: 30 October. Read more

Open position: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Political and Social Sciences. 2-year term (2021-2022). Deadline: 18 October. Read more

Fellowship: one-year Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships. Deadline: 25 October. Read more


9 October 2020

Open positions: Postdoc/Research Assistant in Ecological Modeling and Research Scholar (Postdoc Level) in Water Research and Agricultural Economics at IIASA. Deadline: 20 and 15 October accordingly. Read more

Open position: Programme Officer at the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Deadline: 11 October. Read more

Open position: Principal Researcher in Environmental AI at the British Antarctic Survey. Deadline: 6 December. Read more

Network: Join the African Scientists Directory and find other colleagues to connect with and collaborate. Read more

Postdoctoral Scholar Award at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, one of the oldest and largest for marine science research in the world. Period: 12 months. Minimum stipend plus benefits: $62,000. Deadline: 25 October. Read more

Call for projects on COVID-19 by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche. Deadline: 28 October. Read more

Event: 4th Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community (G-STIC) conference will be held online for free. Dates: 26-28 October. Read more

Event: European Conference on Politics and Gender (#ECPG2021) on 7–9 July 2021 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Deadline for panel and paper proposals: 8 December. Read more

Open positions: 3 Postdoctoral Research Associates (Fixed Term) | Smart Forests: Transforming Environments into Social-Political Technologies. Deadline: 11 October. Read more

Award: The Visiting Scholar Scheme by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) provides individual awards of up to USD $5,000. Deadline: 15 October. Read more


2 October 2020

  • ISC Awards Programme: nominate individuals or groups of individuals who contribute to the promotion of science as a global public good. Deadline: 1 February 2021. Read more
  • Call for papers: Global Sustainability, an Open Access journal dedicated to sustainability research, has released a call for papers for a forthcoming special collection dedicated to Transformations. Deadline: 31 March 2021. Read more
  • Funding awards by the British Academy for 24 months and in the amount of up to £200,000 for projects led by UK-based researchers, and with a focus on the interaction between technology, nature and humanity. Deadline: 21 October. Read more
  • Event Falling Walls and Berlin Science Week – The World Science Summit. Free digital access for everyone is offered. During this event, some of the world’s brightest minds gather to discuss and celebrate the most recent breakthroughs and outstanding projects in science and society. Date: 11 November. Read more
  • Contribute to a year-end special issue of Science & Diplomacy. Deadline: 11 October. Read more
  • Competition: 2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps for Sustainable Development. Deadline: 25 November. Read more
  • Open applications for younger researchers wishing to pursue research opportunities with an international colleague. Apply for the Australia-China Joint Action Programme. Deadline: 16 November. Read more
  • Open positions in the leadership group of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas Regional Working Group. Deadline: 15 November. Read more

11 September 2020

  • Open researcher position at the Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academy of Sciences located in Taipei. Deadline: 30 November. Read more
  • Call for Nominations for a position as a member of its Scientific Steering Committee in the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research project. Deadline: 15 September. Read more
  • Webinar: Planetary health conversations on building healthy sustainable cities in the era of COVID-19 and beyond. Date: 14 September. Read more
  • Summer school 2021 with the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo, Cape Verde. Dates: 7 – 18 June 2021. Deadline: 6 November. Read more
  • Research funding for COVID-19 by UK Research and Innovation. Deadline: varies by call. Read more
  • Get involved as an adviser or a research partner for a new Oxfam/LSE research and action programme on ‘Emergent Agency in a Time of COVID’. Read more
  • Open call for research proposals: by the São Paulo Research Foundation. Read more
  • Open call for Research-Action projects on COVID-19: by Agence Nationale de la Recherche. Deadline: 28 October. Read more
  • Become a Distinguished Fellow of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations. Deadline: 1 October. Read more

28 August 2020

  • Internships at the ISC: we are currently seeking interns to work on a) Communications and Website, and b) Contact Database and Administrative Support. Read more
  • Call for new members: the Global Young Academy membership call for 2021 is open. Deadline: 15 September. Read more
  • Free online course on research and proposal writing in the sciences, starting 8 September. Read more
  • Competition: The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) will award a cash prize (€4,000 – 12,000) to the three best answers to the question “What can science achieve during pandemics?” Deadline: 31 August. Read more
  • Call for submissions: How has COVID-19 changed the relationship between science and diplomacy? By Center for Science Diplomacy. Deadline: 23 September. Read more
  • Vacancy: Research Scholar in Economic Modeling of the Global Food System and Forestry for Sustainable Development. Deadline: 31 August or until filled. Read more
  • Call for nominations for the 2021 Scientific Steering Committee of the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research project. Deadline: 15 September. Read more
  • Vacancy: Research Fellow in Computational Genomics at the University of Tasmania. Deadline: 2 September. Read more

29 May 2020

  • Funding call: the British Academy accepts proposals for interdisciplinary research projects (up to £50,000) with a focus on Global South. Deadline: 1 July. Read more
  • Funding call: COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund invites applications from 15 sub-Saharan African countries to do research around COVID-19. Deadline: 17 June. Read more
  • Funding call: New Horizon2020 call for Expressions of Interest with €122 million funding. Deadline: 11 June. Read more
  • Global Young Academy North-South Interdisciplinary Grant supports the development of small-scale, innovative exploratory research pilots or prototypes that unite researchers in developed and developing countries and cross-disciplinary boundaries. The selected project receives up to €10,000. Deadline: 28 June. Read more
  • Rapid-Response Grants on Covid-19 and the Social Sciences: submit a proposal on social, economic, cultural, psychological, and political impact of Covid-19. Deadline: 1 June. Read more
  • Social Data Research and Dissertation Fellowships support research projects of up to 12 months. Deadline: 16 June. Read more
  • PhD position at Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET), University of Bergen. Deadline: 5 June. Read more
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Position: Knowledge Co-production and Transdisciplinary Approaches for Sustainable Nunatsiavut Futures. Deadline: 1 June. Read more
  • Vacancies at IIASA: 2 Program Director positions. Deadline: 12 June. Read more
  • Call for nominations – Falling Walls Breakthrough of the Year. Deadline: 1 September. Read more
  • Free online course “European Science Diplomacy”. Self-paced. Read more

24 April 2020

  • Submit your abstract for the Ocean Heat and Freshwater Storage and Transports workshop on 26-30 October. Read more
  • Attend an online conference ‘The global politics of climate emergency’ featuring our patron Mary Robinson. 29 April. Read more
  • Call for research proposals: Rapid Implementation Supplements Against COVID-19. Deadline: 22 June. Read more
  • Register to attend the Ocean Decade Western Tropical Atlantic Regional Workshop, a two-day virtual forum. 28-29 April. Read more
  • Watch the recording of our webinar on science communication. Read more
  • Call for papers: Coronavirus & Society, by Elsevier. All APCs will be waived for accepted papers submitted before 30th April. Read more
  • Submit your abstract for the Frontiers Research Topic: “Energy, Water, and Carbon Dioxide Fluxes at the Earth’s Surface”. Deadline: 30 September. Read more
  • Submit your abstract to the Remote Sensing Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Water Cycle Essential Climate Variables and their Applications.” Deadline: 31 December. Read more
  • Vacancy: Research Scholar to join a team working on Earth and human systems interactions, IIASA TNT Program. Deadline: 30 April. Read more
  • Vacancy: Digital content executive at Carbon Brief. Deadline: 18 May. Read more
  • Distinguished postdoctoral fellowship at Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Deadline: 1 July. Read more

17 April 2020

  • A special call for papers by the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) on the global psychological implications of the coronavirus. Read more
  • PhD scholarships for applicants from the Global South addressing one of these research clusters (development cooperation, global economy, knowledge production). Deadline: 7 May. Read more
  • Webinar: Earth Day 2020 and COVID-19. How Are Environmental and Health Crises Linked? Join Future Earth on 22 April. Read more
  • Vacancy: Head of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) (P5). Deadline: 11 May. Read more
  • Call for contributions: Cities and COVID-19 – New directions for urban research and public policy. Seeking discussion papers on Latin American cities and issues posed by the virus. Deadline: 23 April. Read more
  • Missed our first Transformation Talks webinar: Transforming science communication for transformations to sustainability? Watch the recording. Read more
  • Multiple vacancies from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Read more
  • Call for proposals of research demonstrations for #COP26 (which has been postponed until 2021). Deadline: 11 May. Read more

13 March 2020

  • Provide input to UNESCO’s Open Science Recommendations by the end of April 2020. Read more
  • Science communications experts needed. Reach out to the Global Young Academy if you are an expert and have best practice examples. Read more
  • Free online course on how to address societal challenges with research. Read more
  • Awards: apply now for the UN Global Climate Action Awards. Read more
  • Call for submissions: Intellectual Property Strategies and Sustainable Business Models for Sustainability Transitions. Deadline: 31 March. Read more
  • Visiting Fellowship 2020 for those interested in oceanographic work. Deadline: 31 March. Read more
  • Provide inputs to the UN Ocean Conference. Deadline: 16 March. Read more

28 February 2020

  • Open position: Executive Director for the International Society for Urban Health. Deadline: 31 March. Read more
  • Internship: join the IPBES communications team for up to 6 months in Bonn Germany. Deadline: 10 March. Read more
  • Submit your application for the Demonstration Sessions at the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2020. Deadline: 15 March. Read more
  • Submit your abstract for the INGSA Academic Workshop as part of its conference on ‘Evidence in Context: Expanding the Dialogue’ in Montreal, Canada, in September. Deadline: 24 March. Read more
  • Pre-register for the 2nd Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 2-3 April. Read more
  • Fellowship for researchers from developing countries to spend time at an oceanographic institute or to receive training. Deadline: 31 March. Read more
  • Conference with the Global Young Academy: Heal the Earth, Sustainable Development Goals in a Changing World, in Kolkata, India, on 10-11 June. Read more
  • One Planet Fellowship accepts applications for scientist leaders for climate change research in Africa. Deadline: 31 March. Read more
  • Expert group nominations for the World Climate Research Programme. Deadline: 20 March. Read more
  • Job: Senior Research Associate/Research Associate – Transformation to Sustainability at the Lancaster University. Deadline: 4 March. Read more

21 February 2020

  • Call for self-nomination for World Climate Research Programme expert groups. Deadline: 20 March. Read more
  • New vacancy: Director of Programme – Climate and Sustainability, Overseas Development Institute. Deadline: 28 February. Read more
  • Post-doctoral fellowship in sustainability and land use, University of Sao Paolo. Read more
  • Senior Research Associate / Research Associate – Transformation to Sustainability, Lancaster University. Read more
  • Event: Science at the Shine Dome 2020. 26-28 May, Canberra. Read more
  • Consultancy opportunity for the project on ‘Refugee and Displaced Scientists’. Deadline: 28 February. Read more
  • Event: GlobalHAB symposium on automated in situ observations of plankton. 1-6 June, Sweden. Deadline for expression of interest: 25 February. Read more

14 February 2020

  • Summer School: ClimEco7 for interdisciplinary, international ocean science; Vancouver, Canada. Deadline: 9 March. Read more
  • Call for application: Congress on Sustainable Research and Innovation SRI2020. Deadline: 16 February 2020. Read more
  • Call for abstracts and registration for INGSA2020 (4th International Conference on Science Advice to Government). Read more
  • Apply for the course on Science Diplomacy to be held in Trieste from 10 to 13 July. Deadline: 5 March. Read more
  • Register: the 5th annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for #SDGs. Deadline: 13 April. Read more

6 February 2020

  • Chemistry awards by IUPAC (read more)
    • International Award for Young Chemists (by 15 February)
    • Prize In Flow Chemistry and Microfluidics (by 31 March)
    • Prize for Green Chemistry (by 31 May)
    • Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (deadline TBA)
  • Postgraduate Summer School: on green chemistry (by 28 February). Read more
  • Workshop: Research Data Management Training, Taipei, Taiwan (by 21 February). Read more
  • Symposium: International #FAIRdata Convergence Symposium, Paris, France. Read more
  • Event : Global Women’s Breakfast on 12 February to help women chemists expand their network. Read more
  • Abstract submission: for the COSPAR (Committee on Space Research) Scientific Assembly (by 14 February). Read more
  • Call for proposals: innovative ideas to complete the programme of the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (by 10 February). Read more
  • Call for applications for the 2020 2020 Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellowship, which honours individuals who strive, like Klaus Töpfer, to connect science and politics in their work (by 24 February). Read more
  • Emergency call for coronavirus research launched bythe EU Commission. Read more

31 January 2020

  • Vacancies in our network: Organisational Assistant; Interim Coordinator; Postdoctoral position in astronomy education research – with the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Read more
  • Submit your proposal to Together First on how a reform to our global system could be implemented. Read more
  • Call for abstracts for a symposium ‘Re-imagining Health Systems for Better Health + Social Justice’, Dubai. Read more
  • UN 2020 Ocean Conference: special accreditation to the event, online briefing with stakeholders, and e-consultations. Read more
  • Save the date: International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a round-table ‘How to close the gender gap in science’? Paris, France. Read more

24 January 2020

  • Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership: become the next generation of leaders in sustainability and transformation research. Deadline: 16 February. Read more
  • Summer school: ‘Pathways to Sustainability’. Deadline: 26 January. Read more
  • Call for proposals: Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) accepts proposals for new working groups until 17 April. Read more
  • New online course on transdisciplinary research: ‘Partnering for Change: Link Research to Societal Challenges’ (FREE). Read more
  • Space research opportunities: calls for proposals, award nominations and more. Read more
  • Submit comments: Global Climate Observing System collects comments on Essential Climate Variables (ECV) requirements until 13 March. Read more
  • Call for papers: ‘The global politics of climate emergency’, for the upcoming 2020 International Affairs Conference. Deadline: 10 February. Read more

17 January 2020

  • Event: 2020 International Conference of Young Scientists and Global Young Academy Annual General Meeting. Read more
  • Event: Applications for side events to be organized during the Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference. Read more
  • Survey: UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development: Early Career Ocean Professionals Survey. Read more
  • Open call: for applications for Climate Resilience Network Development Scoping grants and for applications for the position of Climate Resilience Knowledge Manager. Read more
  • Event: Summer School on “Physics of the Ocean”. Read more
  • Vacancy: Future Earth is seeking a Science Officer (Paris, France). Read more
  • Open call: Civil society actors working on issues related to development, peace and security, human rights and humanitarian action are invited to contribute to the development of the UN approach to protecting and promoting civic space. Read more

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