Science for Sustainability: Call for Proposals!

Science for Sustainability Graduate Programme

Science for Sustainability (S4S) presents its second call for proposals for the S4S Graduate Programme. In this second round, the program allows four excellent Master’s students to pursue a PhD at the Faculty of Science, starting in September 2023. To apply, students need to write a proposal focused on a sustainability topic and involve two supervisors from different departments within the faculty. The proposal may be fundamental or applied; however, its relation to sustainability must be explicitly stated.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 14 April 2023, 17:00:00 hours CET. Applications (in pdf format) can be submitted by email to Anne Nelissen,

The S4S Graduate Programme boosts the sustainability research at Utrecht University by funding PhD positions in the period 2022-2027. The programme will train eight excellent PhD-students who have written their own research proposal. The research projects will address challenges in the field of sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective. All projects are supported by supervisors from two different departments and, in some cases, even two different faculties.

Four PhD students have already started their projects within the first round of the S4S Graduate Programme. Read more about their research in this news item 

Science for Sustainability

Science for Sustainability is an inclusive and inspiring platform for interaction between researchers, teachers, and students from the natural sciences with an interest in solutions for sustainability issues. The platform includes researchers from the Faculties of Science and Geosciences, and also functions as a new community within Utrecht University’s strategic research theme Pathways to Sustainability.