Sustainable Innovations in Housing – apply now for PhD scholarships at the DLGS

From March 2025, the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) will be setting a new thematic focus with its scholarship programme. Under the heading "Sustainable Innovations in Housing", the DLGS will focus on various aspects of sustainable developments in the field of housing. The international graduate school is inviting applications for a full-time PhD scholarship from young academics who would like to conduct research in this field. Application deadline is 1 September 2024.

Housing constitutes a foundational pillar of societies and their economies. It is an essentially spatial phenomenon with diverse implications regarding human needs and the environment. Its construction, development, provision, and accessibility vary widely across regions and globally – and so do its life cycles, ecological impacts, and resilience to environmental risks.

Current sustainability challenges in housing are therefore multi-faceted and offer an exciting spectrum for PhD projects at the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School. Against this backdrop, the DLGS invites creative and visionary research proposals to apply for a PhD scholarship. Research projects with an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary approach are strongly encouraged. Graduates of Master's programmes with an excellent to good degree are eligible to apply. The degree should be in a subject relevant to spatial sustainability transformation, e.g. geography, urban and regional planning, architecture and civil engineering, environmental sciences, science and technology studies, economics, transition studies, sociology, political science and others.

Application deadline: 1 September 2024

More information on the DLGS website

Contact at the IOER
Prof. Dr. Marc Wolfram, Spokesperson of the DLGS
Dr. Nora Gortcheva, Scientific Coordinator

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states.

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This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.