2018 Mäler Scholarship in Environmental Economics – Study in Sweden

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2018 Mäler Scholarship in Environmental Economics – Study in Sweden

The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics is pleased to announce a new round of the 2018 Mäler Scholarship in Environmental Economics – Study in Sweden.

The institute created the Mäler Scholarship in 2009, in honor of Professor Karl-Göran Mäler’s long-standing contributions to environmental economics around the world. The scholarship allows researchers to spend up to 6 months at the institute developing new projects in collaboration with Beijer researchers. The institute is based at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden and has a small staff of researchers who
work on a variety of ecological-economics issues. The research focus of the applicant during the stay should relate closely to at least one of the Beijer Institute’s research programs.

The Beijer Institute’s major objectives are to carry out research and stimulate cooperation to promote a deeper understanding of the interplay between ecological systems and social and economic development. The overall perspective is that humanity is embedded in the biosphere and shapes it from local to global scales, from the past to
the future. At the same time humanity fundamentally depends on the capacity of the biosphere to sustain development.

We welcome candidates who can collaborate on research relevant to at least one of the Institute’s in-house researchers and that can be applied to their home country. Methods and topics of interest include for example: quasi experimental research designs to study causal impacts of policies or economic activities on the environment; and experimental approaches to study human behaviour in relation to environmental change or use of natural resources.

Eligibility

  • They welcome candidates who can collaborate on research relevant to at least one of the Institute’s in-house researchers and that can be applied to their home country;
  • It is intended for early-career researchers in environmental economics from developing regions of the world who already have a Ph.D. or are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program and will finish within 1-2 years;
  • Preference is given to researchers affiliated with four regional environmental economics networks—CEEPA, EEPSEA, LACEEP, and SANDEE—and the EfD centers.

Benefits

The scholarship covers;

-travel costs to and from Stockholm and

-provides a monthly allowance for lodging and meals.

Application

The institute is now accepting applications from researchers who are interested in spending up to 6 months at the institute in 2018 or 2019 during the periods January– June or August – December.  Applicants should e-mail a document containing the following information to Christina Leijonhufvud (Beijer administrator: chris@beijer.kva.se) by December 13, 2017.

Apply for the 2018 Mäler Scholarship in Environmental Economics

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