Institute for Political Ecology Junior Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 5 February 2016
Open to: candidates with a second degree (master or equivalent) in any academic discipline
Fellowship: EUR 800


The Institute for Political Ecology is inviting applications for its 2016 Junior Fellowship Programme. The Junior Fellowship Programme aims to support the research and advocacy work of young scholars who have demonstrated exceptional competence and motivation in tackling key contemporary social, political and environmental challenges, in line with IPE’s annual programmatic work. The primary output of a fellow’s project should be a draft policy paper or academic article of publishable standard, related to IPE’s 2016 programmatic priorities listed below.

The fellowships are open to all academic disciplines, but proposals should be related to one of these three Institute’s programmatic priorities in 2016:

  • Degrowth;
  • Participatory and commons based governance;
  • TTIP.

IPE Junior Fellowships are full-time, optimally for a period of 6 months. Fellowships can start from 4 April 2016 and onwards.


Applications are open to all nationalities.

Candidates for the fellowship:

  • Must have a second degree (master or equivalent) in any academic discipline;
  • Must have high competence in written and spoken English.

They particularly invite candidates who have demonstrated high academic ambition, but have also been socially engaged and are willing to employ their research for societal transformation in line with IPE’s mission. Candidates with distinctive experience in linking international and local perspectives, and/or ability to demonstrate outstanding social engagement will be given preference.


The candidates selected will spend six months at IPE to pursue their research within the framework of IPE research programme. Junior Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 800 net per month (in HRK equivalent) to cover accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and any incidental costs related to their stay in Zagreb.

In addition, IPE provides fellows with office space and in-house research and administrative facilities.

How to apply?

Applications are required to be submitted in English, via email, to, marked by candidate’s name and phrase “Junior Fellowship Application” in the subject line.

Applications must include:

  • A project proposal in English (1 page, font 12);
  • A curriculum vitae in English;
  • A list of publications (academic and/or those demonstrating social engagement);
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic);
  • Voice contact details (telephone, Skype) for elaboration of project proposal if necessary, indicating availability between 15 February and 25 February 2016.

Candidates are kindly asked to notify IPE of the desirable date for the start of their Fellowship. Candidates can send requests for clarification of their draft applications by email to, by 15 January 2016 at the latest. Deadline for complete application is 5 February 2016.

For more information please check the official call.

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