Open call for 2015 ProSPER.Net Young Researchers’ School
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Dear ProSPER.Net Members and Partners,


Warm greetings from UNU-IAS ProSPER.Net Secretariat!


On behalf of TERI University and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), ProSPER.Net Secretariat, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2015 ProSPER.Net Young Researchers’ School (YRS), to be held at TERI University in New Delhi, India from 5 to 16 October 2015.


The main goal of the YRS is to provide graduate students with an opportunity to better understand the spectrum of challenges that underpin sustainable development. By assembling these young researchers together for an intensive 2-week workshop, the school also fosters the growth of a network of sustainability scholars and professionals in the Asia-Pacific region.


The theme of the 2015 school will be ‘Sustainable Energy for Transforming Lives: Availability, Accessibility, Affordability’. A preliminary programme outlines the ways in which students will be exposed to issues related to sustainable energy, and for them to begin developing research responses to several challenges that provide integrative solutions as considering energy efficiency and renewable energy.


We ask ProSPER.Net members to invite PhD students who are working with sustainability-related research to apply for the school. A limited number of scholarships are available which will cover the costs of Young Researchers’ School tuition, return economy class travel, accommodation and most meals, except for travel insurance, which shall be the participant’s responsibility. We kindly ask each member to consider internal sources of funds available to support the participation of additional students.


Attached to this e-mail please find the following documents:

a)      Invitation letter

b)      Preliminary programme

c)      Application form


Please send applications and advice on your level of support for nominated participants by 30 June 2015 to:


We look forward to receiving applications from prospective participants!


With best regards,


ProSPER.Net Secretariat


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