Robert Bosch Junior Professorship

Robert Bosch Junior Professorship
Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources

Many of the earth's natural resources are dwindling Their exploitation create an ever increasing pressure on global ecosystems. As environmental degradation and change continue the need for interdisciplinary research to develop new methods for a more sustainable use of these resources is ever more pressing. With the Robert Bosch Junior Professorship we seek to contribute to a better standing of the emerging field of sustainability science in Germany.

Each year we invite applications for the Robert Bosch Junior Professorship "Research into the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources", granting up to one million euros for an outstanding young researcher based at a German university or research institute.

Over a period of five years we support his or her applied research project which concerns the sustainable use of natural resources.

We expect that research results should contribute to the solution of urgent environmental problems.

Scientists of all nationalities are eligible to apply. Research approaches may be based in the natural sciences as well as in the social, developmental, political, medical and public health sciences. The research should focus on developing and emerging countries. If the applicant so wishes, the foundation may support him or her in negotiating a tenure track option at the host institution.

The Advisory Board and selection committee is chaired by former German Minister for the Environment and Executive Director of UNEP, Klaus Töpfer.

The application deadline for the Robert Bosch Junior Professorship 2016 was May 12, 2015.