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Deadline for applications: 15 October 2021.

This is the third call for activities launched by CIVIS Hub 1: Climate, Environment, Energy.

We welcome proposals for education and research activities. Our objective is to foster synergies between education and R&I. We are especially looking for allied programs, allied semesters and allied courses and course packages at Bachelor's, Master's and PhD levels. We also welcome proposals for short courses, summer schools, workshops, project supervision and research exchanges.

The proposed activities could include training and research projects with students as well as workshops or meetings of academic staff to develop future joint academic and research activities.

We welcome proposals which are “ready to go” - preferably before the end of 2022. Proposed activities must involve at least three CIVIS universities (see the selection criteria for more details). These include initiatives that open up existing programs, semesters and courses at partner universities for academic collaboration within CIVIS.

For all approved activities we can offer CIVIS branding, networks and support as well as student and staff mobilities. There are also some funds available for academic staff.

Download the info pack then apply online.

We strongly prefer applications through the online system, but in case of technical difficulties please fill in the application form in this document and send it Alasdair Skelton: Alasdair.Skelton@geo.su.se

The Hub 1 Council will make final recommendations to the CIVIS Board of Rectors as to which courses and/or activities will become a part of Hub 1. This Council will be using the criteria outlined below when making its recommendations.

Eligibility criterion

The following criterion must be fulfilled:

  • Activities must involve 3 or more CIVIS partner universities.

First tier evaluation criteria

While we continue to encourage proposals for short courses, summer schools, workshops, project supervision and research exchanges, we will prioritize:

Allied programs
This is a program at Bachelor's, Master's or PhD level in which three or more CIVIS universities are co-teachers for the majority of courses. This can be an existing program at a CIVIS university which includes a majority of courses which are modified to include co-teachers from an additional two or more CIVIS universities.

Allied semesters
This is a semester or “micro-program” at Bachelor's, Master's or PhD level in which 3 or more CIVIS universities are co-teachers for several courses. This can be an existing semester at a CIVIS university which includes several courses which are modified to include co-teachers from an additional 2 or more CIVIS universities.

Allied courses
These are courses or packages of courses which a student can use as part of her/his education at Bachelors, Masters or PhD level in which 3 or more CIVIS partners are co-teachers. These can be existing courses at a CIVIS partner which are modified to include co-teachers from an additional 2 or more CIVIS partners.

Note: We are aware that program, semester and course structures differ considerably between our partner universities and we stress that all types of courses that can be accredited to student’s degree are welcome.

Second tier evaluation criteria

We will also prioritize:

  • Virtual activities (for environmental reasons)
  • Transdisciplinary challenge-based activities (i.e. those involving non-academic partners)
  • Civic engagement initiatives tied to CIVIS OpenLab activities in CIVIS Work Package 3.
  • Academic initiatives for which Mediterranean/African partners have been identified with assistance from CIVIS Work Package 5.
  • Academic initiatives which also stimulate research collaboration.

Future Earth

Hub 1 initiatives are organized into a framework which is partly based on focal challenges defined by Future Earth. This framework encompasses research-oriented education and knowledge-action education pathways that target the following focal challenges:

  1. Deliver energy, water, and food for all.
  2. Decarbonise socio-economic systems to stabilise the climate.
  3. Safeguard the terrestrial, freshwater and marine natural assets.
  4. Increase resilience and promote sustainable transformations.
  5. Create fundamental knowledge about climate, environment and energy.

If you need support for finding partners or guidance on CIVIS approach, please contact one of the Hub 1 Council members at your university or the chairperson of the Hub 1 Council. Please find below the list of Hub 1 Council members:

Chairperson

Alasdair Skelton alasdair.skelton@geo.su.se

Hub 1 Council Members

Aix-Marseille Université Anne Cadoret anne.cadoret@univ-amu.fr
Jerome Rose rose@cerege.fr
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Christina Anna Mitsopoulou cmitsop@chem.uoa.gr
Universitatea din București Delia-Laura Popescu delia.popescu@chimie.unibuc.ro
Laura Comănescu laura.comanescu@unibuc.ro
Université libre de Bruxelles Lei Chou lei.chou@ulb.ac.be
Pierre Regnier pierre.regnier@ulb.ac.be
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Enrique Michel enrique.garcia.michel@uam.es
Juan Malo je.malo@uam.es
Sapienza Università di Roma Donatella Magri donatella.magri@uniroma1.it
Fausto Manes fausto.manes@uniroma1.it
Livio De Santoli livio.desantoli@uniroma1.it
Stockholm University Miriam Huitric miriam.huitric@su.se
Fredrik Oldsjö fredrik.oldsjo@su.se
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Christiane Zarfl christiane.zarfl@uni-tuebingen.de
Todd Ehlers todd.ehlers@uni-tuebingen.de
University of Glasgow Jaime Toney jaime.toney@glasgow.ac.uk

Student Representatives

Julika Zinke Julika.zinke@aces.su.se
Elis Wibacke v.ordforande@sus.su.se

To help you learn more about CIVIS, meet partners and find out how to propose activities, we invite you to an Educators Networking Meeting on 13 September 2021 from 13.00 to 14.00 CET. This online meeting is for anyone who is involved in educational activities at all levels (Bachelor's, Master's, PhD) in anyway who wants to find out more about getting involved in CIVIS Hub 1 (Climate, environment and energy). More information can be found here.

You can also refer to the lists of previously approved CIVIS Hub 1 activities for further inspiration.

Proposals must be submitted using the template found in the info pack, which you can download below.

Please submit the completed application before October 15, 2021. Only applications made through the online portal will be accepted.

Download the info pack then apply online.

We strongly prefer applications through the online system, but in case of technical difficulties please fill in the application form in this document and send it Alasdair Skelton: Alasdair.Skelton@geo.su.se