Open for applications: The VU Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene: Religion, Ethics, and Environmental Change

We are delighted to announce that we are now open for applications for the 2018 Senior Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene: Religion, Ethics, and Environmental Change.

06/08/2017 | 2:01 PM

The fellowship is designed to attract scholars from a variety of fields who specialise in the analysis of the ethical dimensions of global environmental change, with a particular, but not exclusive emphasis on the teachings of the major world religions, including indigenous spirituality. In addition to pursuing their research, Fellows are encouraged to participate in debates among different academic communities at VU Amsterdam and beyond. Such debates could include VU researchers involved in, for instance, theology and the study of religion, philosophy, law, social sciences, environmental studies, and earth and life sciences. 

The VU Distinguished Senior Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene is a grant that allows internationally prominent scientists to visit the VU for a period of three to six months. In order to allow for the engagement with different religious traditions and different schools of thought, fellowships will be granted only for one period and cannot be extended or renewed. The fellowship will be granted as a lump-sum payment. Office space and further office amenities at either the Faculty of Theology or the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences will be made available. 

Applications should be submitted by 15 July 2017. Please submit with your submission (a) a cover letter that details your research interests and plans for the Fellowship as well as (b) a complete curriculum vitae, including a letter of consent by your supervisor. For further information please contact either Professor Gijsbert van den Brink, head of Department of Beliefs & Practices at the Faculty of Theology (g.vanden.brink@vu.nl) or Professor Philipp Pattberg, head of the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies, VU Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (philipp.pattberg@vu.nl). Applications can be submitted electronically by e-mail to Ms Marjolijn Staarink at marjolijn.staarink@vu.nl. Please mention '2018 VU Senior Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene' in the Subject title of your e-mail. 

For more background information, please see the following link: The VU Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene: Religion, Ethics, and Environmental Change