The doctoral program “Environment and Society” invites applications from graduates in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences who wish to research the complex relationships between environment and society on an interdisciplinary basis. The program is based at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, a joint initiative of LMU Munich and the Deutsches Museum. Within the scope of the program, doctoral students acquire the ability to understand the emergence and interactions of natural and social processes. The stimulating research environment, intensive supervision, and opportunity to form international networks offer excellent conditions for doctoral students.
The program does not offer scholarships for doctoral candidates, but can assist students who apply for external funding. Some funding is available for conference travel and archival or field research. Applicants wishing to be admitted to this doctoral program must hold a Master’s degree from a recognized university, show evidence of excellence in their field of study, and present a plan for a doctoral project in one of the following areas or combination of areas:
Please submit your application by 30 June 2015 via the online portal of the LMU Munich Graduate Center: https://portal.graduatecenter-lmu.de/proenviron/). Only applications submitted through the portal will be considered. Successful candidates will be accepted into the program for the winter semester 2015–16 and notified in July 2015. You will need the following documents for your online application:
For further information on the doctoral program Environment and Society, including application details and FAQ, please visit the Environment and Society homepage:
Please contact Dr. Robert Emmett, program coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org), for questions not covered in our FAQ pages.