The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has established The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme with an ambition to unlock the potential of the University to partner with business, government and finance institutions on real-world challenges and opportunities that must be addressed in order to build a sustainable economy.
The Programme aims to foster new cross-disciplinary thinking on sustainability, leading to practical insights, tools and recommendations for decision-makers to carry into their organisations alongside important advances in fundamental knowledge. From 2020 the Programme will be based atÂ CISLâ€™s new premises; a low carbon retrofitted building in the centre of Cambridge, which will serve asÂ a vibrant, collaborative atmosphere for transdisciplinary research, education and industry and policy engagement.
Working in close association with academic departments and Cambridge colleges, the Programme will attract outstanding candidates to undertake transdisciplinary research into themes such as health, social inclusion, industrial transformation, natural capital, sustainable finance, future cities and leadership for sustainability.
Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme Themes.
The Programme is currently funded to support research on the following themes:
- Industrial transformation:Â How will industries, jobs and markets evolve in future decades in response to global challenges, and how should public policy act with business to smooth this path and ensure economic development is inclusive and sustainable?
- Social inclusion:Â How can companies support more equitable access to income, opportunity and livelihoods at a grassroots level?
- Health:Â How can companies become agents of improved wellbeing in low-income countries through preventing the causes of ill-health?
- Leadership:Â How can companies shape the economy to deliver positive sustainability outcomes, while at the same time ensuring successful and resilient organisations?
Applicants must be committed to the values that underpin CISLâ€™s work and, our Fellows will be expected to have the following attributes:
- PhD or equivalent in a relevant area;
- Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge to design and execute research of a high standard;
- The skills and experience to work independently and manage own workload with limited oversight, while also seeking to foster fruitful collaborations;
- The ability to continually update knowledge in the specialist area and engage in continuous professional development;
- Sufficient project management skills and experience to oversee a substantial research project, including financial management, establishing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, reporting and overseeing more junior staff, as required;
- Significant experience, results, and recognition in cutting-edge research;
- The creativity and initiative to develop a new project and the intellectual energy and independent thinking necessary to deliver the research;
- Strong publication record in major international journals, including first-author publication in a relevant area;
- Well-developed communication skills and the ability to discuss and present research findings orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences.
- Experience of primary data collection, data management and cleaning and of designing and running quantitative and qualitative analyses.
- Clear enthusiasm for engaging flexibly and responsively to opportunities for impact.
Method of Application
This exciting new Programme offers Fellows the opportunity to develop and lead research projects of relevance to one of the defined topics. Fellows may have the opportunity to enhance their impact by teaching on CISLâ€™s executive and graduate programmes, and/or supervising students studying for the Masterâ€™s in Sustainability Leadership and other CISL graduate programmes.
Candidates are to upload the following documents to the Universityâ€™s Web Recruitment System:
- Cover letter
- Full CV
- Proof of institutional support (only applicable if you are applying for a secondment).
The first round of Fellowships is now open for applications with a second round following in September 2019.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 27 May 2019.