[artinfo] IAS-STS Fellowship Programme 2006-2007

matthew fuller fuller at xs4all.nl
Sat Oct 8 16:32:51 CEST 2005


Dear Madam or Sir, we would like to announce the

IAS-STS Fellowship Programme 2006-2007

The IAS-STS in Graz, Austria, promotes the interdisciplinary 
investigation of the links and interactions between science, 
technology and society, technology assessment, as well as research on 
the development and implementation of socially and environmentally 
sound technologies. For this the IAS-STS invites researchers to apply 
for a stay between 1 October 2006 and 30 June 2007 as

- Research Fellows (up to nine months) or as - Visiting Scholars (up 
to one month)

We also encourage senior scientists - working within the framework of 
the issues listed below - to apply as

- Guest Lecturers.

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: www.ifz.tugraz.at), 
guest lectures, workshops and conferences provide an atmosphere of 
creativity and scholarly discussion.

Furthermore we can offer five grants (EUR 1,000 per month) for long 
term Fellows (nine months) at the IAS-STS:

The fellowship programme 2006-2007 is dedicated to projects 
investigating the following issues:

1. Gender ? Technology ? Environment Women with their various interests,
competencies and potentials play an important part in the process of
shaping socially sound and environmentally friendly sustainable
technologies ? be it as users and consumers, or as experts. Applications
should focus on research in the field of women in traditionally male
fields of engineering, on ways of creating cultures of success for women
engineers (students, graduates), and on masculinity and the culture of

2. Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Human Genetics and Biotechnology
A main focus of the fellowship programme lies on research projects
providing a better understanding of human genetics or biotechnology in
the context of fabrication, application and regulation. Researchers
investigating socio-cultural aspects of genetic testing or risk issues
in biotechnology are especially encouraged to apply.

3. Technology Studies and Sustainability Fellowships will be awarded for
research projects contributing to the issue of sustainable development
from the perspective of social studies or the history and philosophy of
science and technology. Projects should aim at socio-economic aspects of
environmental technologies or at strategies of environmental technology
policy, such as user participation, strategic niche management or
ecological product policy. We encourage both theoretical analysis as
well as empirical case studies and implementation research.

4. Information and Communication Technologies A focus of the fellowship
programme will be put on novel developments based on information and
communication technologies (ICT) from an STS point-of-view. Topics like
embedded systems, ubiquitous computing or ICT applications in traffic
systems shall be analysed with respect to their wider social and
political implications. Further issues of interest are the social
shaping of new ICT developments and participative approaches to the
design of ICT systems and applications.

Applications must be submitted to the IAS-STS by 31 December 2005.

For application forms and further information: Please visit our 
website: www.sts.tugraz.at

Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society 
(IAS-STS) Attn. Guenter Getzinger Kopernikusgasse 9 8010 Graz / 
Austria E-mail: info at sts.tugraz.at

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