December 1, 2021, by Lisa Chin

Call for applications is now open for U21 ECR Workshop on Planetary Health

This post is intended for all our *early career researchers. 

U21 Early Career Researcher Workshop on Planetary Health

Workshop dates: 21-25 February 2022
Apply by 10am (GMT) 17 December 2021

There is no doubt that our global environment is changing – from the hottest years on record, to the worldwide decline in pollinator numbers, to the global collapse of fisheries, and to our use of around half of the planet’s habitable surface to feed ourselves. Planetary Health examines how the impact of human behaviour has disrupted the earth’s natural systems and created the crises that we are now experiencing. Learn more at the Planetary Health Alliance website.

This online workshop aims to strengthen participants’ understanding of, and ability to act upon these challenges through research collaboration across disciplinary and international boundaries. As universities, we can work together to develop transformative strategies to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Who can attend?

This workshop is for *early career researchers from all disciplines who have been awarded their PhD within the last eight years. This definition is flexible and can include those who started the research-intensive component of their career later, had career breaks or spent time in industry.

By joining this workshop, you will gain:

  • A network of peer researchers across the Universitas 21 global network of leading universities.

  • The opportunity to hone a variety of multidisciplinary and collaborative research skills.

  • An understanding of how to map the contribution that your research makes towards planetary health related SDGs – and the potential pathways to impact that connect research with change in policy and practice.

  • A chance to have fun through a series of online social events!

What will happen at the workshop?

The ECR Workshop will take place online with asynchronous and recorded activities across a range of time zones that will allow participants to select activities that work for them, including:

  • Research skills workshops

  • Workshops on the planetary health research agenda

  • Thematic seminars for participants to present their research

  • Co-creative activities for participants to grapple with planetary health challenges together

  • ‘Meet the expert’ sessions with people from industry, policy makers and communities who use evidence to improve and protect planetary health

  • Keynote talks with leading scholars

How do I secure a place?

Complete and submit your application form by 10am (GMT) on Friday 17 December. The University of Nottingham may nominate 5 researchers from across our three campuses (UNUK, UNM and UNNC) to attend this virtual workshop. The nominees will be selected to represent the breadth of research undertaken at Nottingham and researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

This workshop is organised by Universitas 21 with The University of Edinburgh contributing a multidisciplinary group of scholars from the Global Health Academy and the Global Academy of Agriculture & Food Security and beyond, and a support team from the Institute for Academic Development and Edinburgh Global.

Apply now

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