Call for Fellows: Ethics of the Anthropocene: Religion, Ethics and Environmental Change

The VU Distinguished Senior Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene 2020 is now open for applications (deadline: 20 November 2019, 18.00 CET).

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The VU Distinguished Senior Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene is a grant that allows internationally prominent scientists to visit Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (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 Religion and Theology or the Institute for Environmental Studies of the Faculty Sciences will be made available.

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. For further information please contact either Professor Gijsbert van den Brink, head of Department of Beliefs & Practices at the Faculty of Religion and Theology (g.vanden.brink@vu.nl) or Professor Philipp Pattberg, head of the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Sciences (philipp.pattberg@vu.nl). See also the background document here.

The Fellowship has been established as a joint initiative by the VU Faculty of Theology and the VU Institute for Environmental Studies of the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, with generous support by the board of VU Amsterdam. The fellowship is also supported by the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI).

Applications can be submitted electronically by e-mail to Ms Marjolijn Staarink at marjolijn.staarink@vu.nl. Please mention ‘2020 VU Senior Fellowship in Ethics of the Anthropocene’ in the Subject title of your e-mail.