The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is a unique program that develops the next generation of leaders in sustainability research affiliated with a European research institution. Postdocs who conduct sustainability research and deal with challenges regarding pathways for regenerative development are invited to apply for the fourth cohort of the program. Applications can be submitted until 15 February 2021.
Academia as well as civil society are calling for large-scale, rapid, and transformative change in the relationships between humans and nature. The COVID-19 pandemic is a system disruption with significant and multi-dimensional impact on societies – but this may also create opportunities for re-thinking and re-starting practices and pathways for sustainability. The program will explore the interactions between crisis and opportunity and the abilities to seize such opportunities to navigate transformations towards regenerative and equitable development and biosphere stewardship – building back better.
The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is a unique program that develops the next generation of leaders in sustainability research affiliated with a European research institution. With this year’s focus topic “Pathways for regenerative development in human nature relationships. Building back better?”, the program provides an intensive training with four seminars in two years that broaden the research competencies of early-career researchers and promote their qualification towards transdisciplinary leadership. The program also offers seed funding to groups of participants planning to initiate research collaborations. Furthermore, an active network of current and former participants of the program will be established.
The program is an initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and a joint project of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the four academic centres Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (IRI THESys), Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Stockholm Resilience Centre and The Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), Rotterdam.