Institute for advanced studies on science, technology and society

Fellowship Programme 2015-2016

The IAS-STS in Graz, Austria, promotes the interdisciplinary investigation of the links and interactions between science, technology and society, as well as technology assessment and research into the development and implementation of socially and environmentally sound technologies. Broadly speaking, the IAS-STS is an institute for the enhancement of science, technology and society studies.

The IAS-STS invites researchers to apply for a stay between 1 October 2015 and 30 June 2016 as a

- Research Fellow (up to nine months) or,

- Visiting Scholar (shorter period, e.g. a month)

The IAS-STS offers excellent research infrastructure. Close co-operation with researchers at the IFZ (Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture; see:, guest lectures, colloquia, workshops, and conferences provide an atmosphere of creativity and scholarly discussion.

Furthermore, we can offer five grants, worth EUR 940 per month, for long-term Research Fellows at the IAS-STS.

The Fellowship Programme 2015-2016 is dedicated to projects investigating the following issues:

1. Gender – Technology – Environment

2. Life Sciences/Biotechnology

3. Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement & Ecodesign

4. Towards Low-Carbon Energy Systems

5. Sustainable Food Systems

Deadline for applications: 311214