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Call for applications - Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity Innovative Training Network (WEGO- ITN)

Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity Innovative Training Network (WEGO- ITN)

Recruitment of 15 Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Positions


Call for applications

by International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam, on behalf of the WEGO-ITN, EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme No. 764908-WEGO 2018-2021.


WEGO-ITN’s consortium is made up of ten institutions in five European Union countries: Germany, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, where the PhDs will be hosted:

Freie Universität Berlin (FUB); Humboldt University Berlin (HUB); Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex University; Pangea Foundation (PF); Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU); The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam; University of Brighton (UofB); University of Passau (UPAS); IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft (IHE) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR).

Eight institutions from six countries participate for training laboratories and secondments; these are based in Australia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Uruguay and USA.

The purpose of WEGO-ITN is to develop a shared research and training agenda in order to educate the next generation of interdisciplinary social-environmental scientists on feminist political ecology in Europe.
The network will look in detail at local communities’ coping strategies to build resilient, equitable and sustainable futures and how they link to global sustainable development policies.
WEGO-ITN will research diverse economic and ecological practices that create new forms of gender relations, livelihoods and care activities, in response to growing lack of resilience of the economy and ecosystem.
Through co-supervision by academics and non-academic partners, WEGO-ITN PhDs will engage in critical, practical, and creative exploration of the contribution and relationships between their individual doctoral study projects across the three interconnecting research themes:
1. Climate Change, Economic Development and Extractivism;
2. Commoning, Community Economies and the Politics of Care; and
3. Nature/Culture/ Embodiment and Technologies.


Please note this is a general call for the whole WEGO-INT.

More specific requirements for individual selection criteria and information on financial support and remuneration will be available at the shortlisted stage.



The deadline for applications is 12 noon, 1 March 2018.

Applicants will be informed if they are short listed by 31 March 2018.

Interviews of short listed candidates will be arranged and held by the host institutes in April and May 2018. Decisions will be known at the latest by 15 June 2018.

Starting date for the PhDs is 1 September 2018.

Duration of the PhD trajectory is 36 months.



The PhDs should apply for doctoral study in one of the 15 projects offered by the 10 hosting institutions.


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The launch of the WEGO program with the inaugural lecture by Prof. dr. Wendy Harcourt, ISS, The Hague, will be held on March 8!