PhD Assistantships – Gund Institute, UVM

2 PhD Assistantships
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont

The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) will recruit two exceptional PhD students for Fall 2015 as part of a newly-funded Graduate Assistantship program. Students will have considerable latitude and assistance in developing the direction of their work but it should focus broadly on our research themes: Ecological Economics, Nature’s Benefits, Healthy Landscapes and Seascapes and Climate Change.

Applications due 1 February 2015. Continue reading

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Law and Animals: Ethics at Crossroads

Doctoral Programme at the Law School of the University of Basel, 2013-2016. Cutting-Edge Legal Research

The law school launches the doctoral programme “Law and Animals: Ethics at Cross-roads”. “Law and animals” is a novel field of legal research which examines how human society deals with animals and how such treatment is reflected in the law.

The programme’s starting date is September 2012, with a first cycle of studies running until 2015.  The programme comprises ten doctoral student positions.  Scholarships (at least in the form of seed money) will most likely be available.  Jurists from all over the world who have interest in animals will  be well-served by thsi new program.  The bi-lingual programme (English and German) is carried out in Basel.

The deadline for receiving applications is November 1, 2012.  Please find all information, especially regarding selection criteria and the application procedure, at  For additional information please contact the coordination office,