The Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI) in Klosterneuburg, Austria, recently announced 5 Writing-Up Fellowships for late-stage PhD students working on topics related to “Dealing with diversity in the life and sustainability sciences”. This call aims to support an interdisciplinary cohort of late-stage PhD students whose work deals with diversity in the life and sustainability sciences. The 5 KLI Writing-up Fellowships are not restricted to specific topics or approaches. However, as A Home to Theory that Matters, the KLI will support projects that engage with theoretical and conceptual work in the life and sustainability sciences as well as philosophical, historical, and sociological work related to these fields. Though not exclusively, we look forward to receiving applications especially in the following research areas:  (1) Theories and concepts to explain the evolution of human diversity, (2) Theories and concepts to understand and foster diversity of life forms, (3) Theories and concepts about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the life and sustainability sciences.

Who is encouraged to apply? The fellowships aim to support doctoral students in the final stage of their PhD research. Writing-up fellowships are individual fellowships awarded to work independently on the applicant’s research project supervised by their advisor in the home university. The 5 fellowships are especially well-suited for two categories of PhD students: (1) Those who have completed empirical research and wish to use the Writing-up fellowship to elaborate on the (conceptual, epistemological, and methodological) underpinnings and implications of their work. (2) Those whose research deals with the historical, philosophical, and conceptual foundations of research in the disciplines mentioned above in relation to diversity.

To learn more about the details of the fellowship, the benefits of working at the KLI, and the application and selection process, please consult our website. Deadline is 15 February 2021.