11 Fully-Funded PhDs, EPOG-Doctoral network

Deadline: 01 March 2024, 13:00 (Paris time)
Position: 11 PhDs
Location: Multiple Locations in Europe
Duration of Employment: 36 months

Job Description:

The MSCA-funded EPOG-DN (Economic Policies for the Global bifurcation  Doctoral Network) project aims to establish a community of economists capable of collaborating with various disciplines, sectors and stakeholders to address ecological challenges. It gathers full partners (beneficiaries) and 12 associated partners from different fields and sectors.

This project explores the pathways toward achieving strong sustainability, where social, economic and environmental objectives are not substitutable with each other. The project introduces the concept of global bifurcation, which encompasses a range of multidimensional and systemic processes. The project proposes a distinctive strategy for tackling the complexity of global bifurcation, which involves a socio-technical, socio-economic and socio-ecological perspective, all working in concert to develop a systemic approach.

The EPOG-DN project offers 11 fully funded scholarships for doctoral candidates (DCs), as listed below:

  • DC1 – Platforms, big tech companies and the ecological transition
  • DC2 – Which role for low-tech, commons-based manufacturing and decentralised production within the ecological transition perspective
  • DC3 – Big Data and In Natura Calculation for Ecological Planning
  • DC4 – Integrated Assessment Models: methods and applications to understand and manage complexity
  • DC5 – Stock-flow consistent modelling with a Unified assets Framework for Improved Sustainability decision-support (SUFIS)
  • DC6 – Economic metabolism and unequal exchange: a Global North / Global South perspective
  • DC7 – Rethinking development in developing countries: evolution of productive structure, dependence and trade in the context of the ecological transition
  • DC8 – Wellbeing without growth
  • DC9 – The wage-labour nexus in a planetary boundaries-fit economy
  • DC10 – Workplace democracy and the ecological transition
  • DC11 – Contribution of environmental NGO’s to urban ecological restoration and rewilding dynamics
  • a monthly allowance (gross salary) of 3,400€/month, adjusted based on the cost of living. The living allowance is a gross amount, including compulsory deductions under national law, such as employer and employee social security contributions and direct taxes. The doctoral candidate benefit from a contract with full social security coverage (including sickness, parental, unemployment and invalidity benefits, pension rights, benefits in respect of accidents at work and occupational diseases);
  • a mobility allowance of 600€/month (covering additional, private mobility-related costs; e.g. travel and accommodation costs).

Application deadlineMarch 1, 2024 – 13:00 (Paris time).

Applications submitted prior to March 1, 2024, will receive primary consideration and undergo review throughout the month of March. Nonetheless, we may consider applications received after this date until all positions are filled.

More information: www.epog-dn.eu