Funding, Study, Work Opportunities


Application deadline: 15 July 2023

Call for Applications: Climate Security Fellows 2023-2024

The Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023-2024 Climate Security Fellowship.

In the last few years, extreme weather, food and energy crises, and global competition over clean energy have underscored the security implications of climate change, prompting the Biden Administration to order climate change be placed at the center of U.S. national security and foreign policy. To meet this goal, there is a need for increased capacity on the part of the U.S. security and climate workforces to think and act more broadly and deeply on climate security. The Climate Security Fellowship creates a space for mid-career professionals to explore the impact of climate on security and security on climate while building a network of professionals working at this nexus.

The Climate Security Fellowship will run for nine months (September 2023–May 2024) with one two-hour meeting each month, held virtually. Meetings will involve outside speakers, reading, and group discussion exploring different aspects of climate security such as climate finance, food and water security, military and intelligence services, and strategic competition.

To Apply:

Eligibility Requirements:

The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in climate- or security-related issues or 2 years and a related Master’s degree, and a proven interest in pursuing a career related to climate security.


Fellows can be located anywhere with strong internet access for conducting regular video conferences. There will likely be occasional optional in-person socializing and networking opportunities for those based in the Washington D.C. metro area.

Application Requirements:

All applicants should complete an application form at the link below and provide:

  • a 1-page resume,
  • 1-page cover letter, and
  • short response (200-400 words) to the following question: “What is a security risk related to climate change that you think is underappreciated by U.S. policymakers, and why?”

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. ET on 15 July 2023.

For more information, see

Application deadline: 30 June 2023

PhD programme in Population Sciences - University of Lisbon (ULisboa). Interrelated perspectives on population issues

Four schools at the University of Lisbon (ULisboa) – Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território and Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão – have come together to offer a unique PhD programme on Population Sciences, starting in 2023/24. After a successful first (early) application period, a second application period is now open. You have a new opportunity to apply until the end of June (30 June 2023). On the 2nd of June there will be an online Q&A session where all questions about the PhD are most welcome. Check the website for more details.

A key feature of this programme is its interdisciplinary character, using mainly quantitative methods to study population issues. The programme recognizes that studying population and the causes and consequences of demographic events calls upon and contributes to diverse scientific fields.

The PhD in Population Sciences is a 4-year PhD programme designed for committed students and professionals from all backgrounds. Coming from a background in the Social Sciences, Health Sciences or Statistics, for example, you will receive solid training in demography and benefit from the international research environment. The programme, which is taught in English, will prepare you for top-level research in academic and non-academic environments.

The doctoral programme is based at ULisboa but connected to the world through partnerships with leading institutions.

For more information, see

Location: Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) , Portugal
Application deadline: 18 June 2023

Call for Applications - International Summer School on Environmental Changes and Migration

This year’s edition is organized in the framework of the ACRONYM project. ACRONYM – Advancing Cooperation on Migration and Asylum – is a joint project supported by the European Union’s Horizon Europe funding programme, which brings together three European partners: the Institute for Central Europe (Slovakia), the University of Liège (Belgium), and the University Paris Cité (France).

This Summer School (7-12 September 2023) will seek to provide practical answers to this question through a highly stimulating and interactive programme, featuring many of the key experts and practitioners in the field.

Summer School Theme: Environmental Changes and Migration in the Global Research Agenda

Key features of the programme:
•    Keynote addresses by leading experts in the field
•    Workshops with practitioners
•    Opportunities to present and get feedback on your research
•    Mentoring sessions, with career and publications advices
•    Social and cultural activities                 

The Summer School is open to:
•    PhD Students focusing their research on environmental changes and migration
•    Master’s Degree students interested in preparing a PhD related to environmental changes and

Priority will be given to students from the three partner institutions of the ACRONYM project (ICE, ULiège and University Paris Cité), but the summer school is open to students from any university/higher education institution. No prerequisite is needed. We will seek to create a group as diverse as possible in order to maximize the interactions between students.

Tuition fees are set at 400 EUR. They include all sessions, lunches and coffee breaks, as well as all social events, including the cocktail reception and the farewell dinner. Full scholarships, including a lump sum of EUR 1,000 to cover for travel and accommodation, are available for applicants from low- and middle-income countries. Please indicate in your application if you would require such a scholarship.

All participants shall receive an official certificate upon completion of the programme.

The call for applications will be open until 18 June 2023. To apply, send the following application documents (in English) to by June 18th, 2023:

a. Curriculum vitae
b. Motivation Letter
c. List of publications (if any)
d. An abstract (400 words max) of the research work (e.g. Master or PhD thesis) you would like to present at the Summer School

Please note that we will not consider any incomplete applications. Notification of acceptance will be sent to selected participants in late June 2023.

For more information about the 2023 Liège Summer School, kindly contact Elodie Hut at the following address:

Location: Belgium
Application deadline: 15 January 2023

Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program at MPIDR, Rostock, Germany

Summer Research Visit: Rostock, Germany, 1 June – 25 August 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography is inviting applications from qualified and highly motivated students for a Summer Research Visit. The goal of the Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program is to enable discovery by bringing together data scientists and population scientists to work on focused, intensive and collaborative projects of broad societal relevance.

For more information, visit the MPIDR website.

Application Deadline: 15 January 2023

Location: Germany
Application deadline: 12 January 2023

IIASA Young Scientist Summer Program 2023 | Call for Applications

The Young Scientist Summer Program (YSSP) at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is currently accepting applications to its 2023 program.

The program, which takes place from 1 June to 31 August each year, is designed for PhD students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their PhD) working on a topic compatible with ongoing research at IIASA and a wish to explore the policy implications of their work. Participants will be working under the direct mentorship of an experienced IIASA scientist in a unique interdisciplinary and international research environment. They will produce a paper (serving as first step towards a publishable journal article) and will get the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within the institute's worldwide network.

Applications of candidates interested in human-centered and population-based approaches to understanding drivers of population change, sustainable development, and wellbeing are particularly welcomed.

More information:

Closing date: 12 January 2023, midnight CET)

Location: Austria