Apply now: Leibniz R network announces another "Journalist in Residence" fellowship

For the fourth time, journalists have the opportunity to apply for a research fellowship from the Leibniz Research Network "Spatial Knowledge for Society and Environment - Leibniz R". This time, the host organisation is the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden. Applications can be submitted until 22 March 2024.

The "Journalist in Residence" programme of the "Leibniz R" network offers media professionals the opportunity to pursue a research project of their own choice during a two-month guest stay at one of the network's institutions. The programme is aimed at journalists working on urban, rural and regional development issues. During their stay, they can utilise the resources of the institution, talk to researchers, take part in events and make use of the network's contacts. The remuneration amounts to 4,000 euros gross per month plus 2,000 euros in material and travelling expenses for the entire period. Part of the stay is a workshop for researchers in the network, which the fellowship holder offers on a freely chosen topic at the interface of media and science.

The host organisation for the current call is the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden. With its research, the IOER contributes to bringing the development of landscapes and settlement areas into harmony with the natural foundations of life and to minimising environmental risks so that people can thrive within ecological boundaries. The aim is the sustainable development and transformation of regions, cities and neighbourhoods. Researchers from the spatial, environmental, social, economic, legal and engineering sciences work together at the institute. Since the beginning of 2023, the institute has been establishing the IOER Research Data Centre (IOER RDC), which prepares complex spatial data and offers analyses, simulations as well as data infrastructures and tools for cross-scale data interpretation. The IOER also operates the Interdisciplinary Centre for Transformative Urban Regeneration (IZS) in Görlitz, a branch office and cross-border urban laboratory.

Applications are possible until 22 March 2024. If possible, the guest stay at the IOER should take place in the second half of 2024, the exact planning of the period is flexible.

Link to the complete call for applications

Background
The institutions cooperating in the Leibniz Research Network "Spatial Knowledge for Society and Environment - Leibniz R" jointly analyse social, ecological and economic prosseses and their interactions in their spatial contexts. The network points out space-related options for action and contributes to anchoring spatial knowledge more broadly in society and politics and making it more usable. Leibniz R is a network of seven spatial science institutions, six of which are members of the Leibniz Association. Participating in the Leibniz R Journalist in Residence Programme are: the ARL - Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association in Hanover, the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig, the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden and the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner.

Learn more on the website of the Leibniz R network

 

 

 

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.