INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS),
Graz - Austria
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME 2004/2005
(deadline for applications: 15 January 2004)
The Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society
(IAS-STS) offers five grants (EUR 1,000.- per month) for fellowships at the
IAS-STS in Graz starting 1 October 2004, ending 30 June 2005.
The IAS-STS promotes the interdisciplinary investigation of the links and
interactions between science, technology and society as well as research on
the development and implementation of socially and environmentally sound
The IAS-STS provides the necessary research infrastructure, while a number
of guest lecturers and workshops foster an atmosphere of creativity and
The grants of the fellowship programme 2004/2005 are dedicated to projects
investigating the following issues:
1. Gender Technology Environment
Women with their various interests, competencies and potentials play
important parts in the process of shaping socially sound and environmentally
friendly, sustainable technologies be it as users and consumers, or as
Applications should focus on research in the field of women in traditionally
male fields of engineering, on ways of creating cultures of success for
women engineers (students, graduates), and on masculinity and the culture of
2. Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Genome Research and Biotechnology
A main focus of the grant scheme lies on the analysis of ethical, legal and
social aspects of genome research. Research projects are expected to provide
a better understanding of life sciences in concrete socio-cultural contexts
of their fabrication, application and regulation. Researchers investigating
risk issues are especially encouraged to apply.
3. Technology Studies and Sustainability Grants will be awarded for research
projects contributing to the issue of sustainable development from the
perspective of social studies or the history of science and technology.
Projects should aim at socio-economic aspects of environmental technologies
or at strategies of environmental technology policy, such as user
participation, strategic niche management or ecological product policy. We
encourage both theoretical analysis and practically oriented case studies.
The grant application must be submitted together with an application for a
fellowship to the IAS-STS.
Prof. Arno Bamme, Director of the IAS-STS, decides on the awarding of
fellowships and grants in consultation with the Scientific Advisory Board.
Please note that it is also possible to apply for a
fellowship without a grant or to apply for a short-
term fellowship without grant (not longer than one
month: Visiting Fellows). We also encourage senior
scientists to apply as guest lecturers.
Closing date for applications is 15 January 2004.
For application forms and further information:
Please visit our website: www.sts.tu-graz.ac.at
Institute for Advanced Studies on Science,
Technology and Society (IAS-STS)
Attn. Guenter Getzinger
A-8010 Graz Austria
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