STEPS Centre Summer School on pathways to sustainability

10 December 2012

The IDS-based ESRC STEPS Centre is inviting applications to participate in its 2013 Summer School, which will take place on 13-24 May.

STEPS Centre summer school. Credit: STEPS Centre

Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers or those with equivalent experience, working in the fields of development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues.

Participants will explore the theme of pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. The Summer School takes place on the Sussex University campus, near Brighton, UK.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2013. There is a fee to attend, but scholarships are available. For details of how to apply, financial support, programme information, and materials from last year’s event, visit the STEPS Centre website.

Fees and scholarships

The fee for the STEPS Summer School 2013 is £500. This will be payable one month before the start of the Summer School.

A number of scholarships are available to cover the following costs:

  • STEPS Summer School 2013 fee
  • Return flights or rail travel to the STEPS Summer School 2013
  • Subsistence: £300 per week for accommodation, local travel and food.

Scholarship requests will be assessed on the strength of an application, with priority given to candidates from low-income settings. Applicants should state their reasons for requesting a scholarship in their application email.

Summer school film

Watch a film with STEPS Centre directors Melissa Leach and Andy Stirling talking what the Summer School is about and what to expect.