Applications for the IAI Science, Technology and Policy (STeP) Fellowship Program in Uruguay for the 2023/24 academic session are currently open.
The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), is an intergovernmental organization with 19 Parties in the Americas. It promotes trans-disciplinary research and the enhancement of capacities to improve public awareness. It also provides information to governments for the development of public policy relevant to global environmental change (GEC). This is based on scientific excellence, international and inter-sectoral cooperation, and the open exchange of knowledge.
Worth of Award
- The maximum annual value of the fellowship is USD $24,000.
- The intended start date is April 3, 2023 and the period of implementation of the contract is twelve (12) months, renewable for up to one (1) additional year.
General skills required:
- Collaborative team member
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Education and experience related to global environmental change (GEC)
- Interest/ability to work with groups of researchers from diverse disciplines related to GEC and policy practitioners
- Working proficiency in English is required. Fluency or working proficiency in another language of IAI members states is desirable (Spanish, Portuguese, French).
- Knowledge of, and interest in, the science-policy interface, processes and the uptake of scientific knowledge to support evidence-based decision-making in the Americas.
- Early career researcher (currently in final year of PhD candidacy or within 7 years of completing a PhD degree or equivalent such as DrPh, EdD, DVM, MD, JD). Early career individuals with graduate degrees (master’s degree equivalent) and ~5 years of relevant professional experience will also be considered.
- Priority will be given to citizens and residents from IAI member states and considered on a case-by-case basis
- Ability to work remotely with a flexible schedule to accommodate working hours in Uruguay (the main IAI and Belmont Forum office). And availability to travel internationally when necessary.
How to Apply
Applicants must provide the following:
- A cover letter (up to 2 pages) indicating which fellowship position you are applying for and why you are qualified to perform the tasks. This includes a description of professional experience, personal skills, and expertise to address the stated objectives. If the applicant would like to be considered for more than one of the open positions, please indicate the order of preference.
- The cover letter should include why you are interested in working in trans-disciplinary science, and science-policy leadership. It should also include how you will utilize STeP’s professional development program and networking to enhance your career path. Finally, you should include a description of how you will engage with, and enhance, the network of STeP fellows working at the science-policy interface in the Americas.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) with 3 professional references
Deadline: Applications must be delivered in English or Spanish by email on March 3, 2023.