From the Institute for Political Ecology website
We are happy to announce that IPE is now accepting applications for the 2019 Junior Fellowship!
We will be able to host one young researcher for a six-month paid fellowship during 2019. Research proposals should be related to IPE’s project “SUPER DONUT: Sustainability on the periphery – distilling numbers for tomorrow”.
In 2017, IPE started a collaborative research project on indicators of sustainability under the working title SUPER DONUT.
The main pillar of the project consists in (1) critically questioning
the conceptual underpinning of the widespread macroeconomic modelling of
transition towards a sustainable social metabolism in the 21st century
(with a special emphasis on societies on the Southeastern semi-periphery
of Europe); and (2) choosing indicators of social metabolism and
development suitable for a scientific understanding of the sustainable
social metabolism and for communicating with various social groups.
Simultaneously with the collection and analysis of data, as well as
narrative and analytical justification of choices and normalisations of
indicators, the team is developing modes of visualising indicators of
sustainability along the lines of the ‘doughnut’ developed by Kate
Raworth (Oxford). The indicators are presented as normalised values in
the donut model, where the outer rim specifies the transgressions of
known boundaries and the inner rim specifies shortfalls of desirable
thresholds for a democratic society of significantly smaller
environmental impact. Visual presentation of this indicator set is the
essential communication tool of the research and advocacy activities of
this project. Partial automation of the presentation of results for a
broader range of countries is another activity under development.
The application deadline is January 10 2019. Write to email@example.com.
Check out the application call with all the necessary information HERE.