[Equal] EQ-UNI: IAS-STS Fellowship Programme 2008-2009
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Mon Nov 12 11:45:59 MET 2007
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> Dear Madam or Sir,
> we would like to announce the
> IAS-STS Fellowship Programme 2008-2009
> The IAS-STS in Graz, Austria, promotes the interdisciplinary
> investigation of the links and interactions between science,
> technology and society as well as technology assessment
> and research into the development and implementation of
> socially and environmentally sound technologies.
> The IAS-STS invites researchers to apply for a stay between
> 1 October 2008 and 30 June 2009 as
> - Research Fellow (up to nine months) or as
> - Visiting Scholar (shorter period, e.g. a month).
> The IAS-STS offers excellent research infrastructure. Close
> co-operation with researchers at the IFZ (Inter-University
> Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture;
> see: www.ifz.tugraz.at), guest lectures, workshops and
> conferences provide an atmosphere of creativity and
> scholarly discussion.
> Furthermore we can offer five grants (up to EUR 1,000 per
> month) for long-term Research Fellows (up to nine months)
> at the IAS-STS.
> The Fellowship Programme 2008-2009 is dedicated to
> projects investigating the following issues:
> 1. Gender - Technology - Environment
> Women with their various interests, competencies and
> potentials play an important part in the process of shaping
> socially sound and environmentally friendly sustainable
> technologies - as users and consumers or experts.
> Applications should focus on research in the field of women
> in traditionally male fields of engineering, on ways of
> creating cultures of success for women engineers (students,
> graduates), and on masculinity and the culture of engineering.
> 2. New Genetics and Modern Biotechnology
> A focus of the Fellowship Programme lies on research
> providing a critical analysis either of human genetic research
> or of modern biotechnology. Researchers investigating either
> ethical, legal and social aspects of genetic testing in the
> medical domain or risk policy and wider governance issues
> related to agricultural biotechnology are especially
> encouraged to apply.
> 3. Technology Studies and Sustainability
> Fellowships will be awarded for research projects contributing
> to the issue of sustainable development from the perspective
> of social studies or the history and philosophy of science and
> technology. Projects should aim at socio-economic aspects of
> environmental technologies or at strategies of environmental
> technology policy, such as user participation, strategic niche
> management or ecological product policy. We encourage both
> theoretical analysis as well as empirical case studies and
> implementation research. As a special grant within this
> thematical focus the Manfred-Heindler-grant for research
> projects on the increased use of renewable energies and
> on a more efficient use of energy will be awarded.
> 4. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
> A focus of the Fellowship Programme will be put on novel
> developments based on ICT from an STS point of view.
> Topics like ICT and agency, ubiquitous computing or ICT and
> mobility shall be analysed with respect to their wider social and
> political implications. Further issues of interest are the social
> shaping of ICT developments, innovation policies, risk
> management and participatory approaches to the design of
> ICT systems and applications.
> Applications must be submitted to the IAS-STS
> by 31 December 2007.
> For application forms and further information:
> Please visit our website: www.sts.tugraz.at
> Institute for Advanced Studies
> on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS)
> Attn. Guenter Getzinger
> Kopernikusgasse 9
> 8010 Graz - Austria
> E-mail: info at sts.tugraz.at
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