July 29, 2004.  


on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS), Graz – Austria




The IAS-STS in Graz, Austria, promotes the interdisciplinary investigation of the links and interactions between science, technology

and society as well as research on the development and implementation of socially and environmentally sound technologies.

For this the IAS-STS invites researchers to apply for a stay between 1 October 2005 and 30 June 2006 as • Fellows

(up to nine months) or as • Visiting Scholars (up to one month). We also encourage senior scientists – working within the

framework of the issues listed below – to apply as Guest Lecturers. The IAS-STS offers excellent research infrastructure.

Close co-operation with researchers at the IFZ (Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture; see:

www.ifz.tugraz.at), guest lectures, workshops and conferences provide an atmosphere of creativity and scholarly

discussion. Furthermore we can offer five grants (EUR 1,000 per month) for long term Fellows (nine months) at the IASSTS

in Graz starting 1 October 2005, ending 30 June 2006.


The fellowship programme 2005/2006 is dedicated to projects investigating the following issues:


1. Gender – Technology – Environment

Women with their various interests, competencies and potentials play an important part in the process of shaping socially sound

and environmentally friendly sustainable technologies – be it as users and consumers, or as experts. Applications should focus

on research in the field of women in traditionally male fields of engineering, on ways of creating cultures of success for women engineers

(students, graduates), and on masculinity and the culture of engineering.


2. Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Human Genetics and Biotechnology

A main focus of the fellowship programme lies on research projects providing a better understanding of human genetics or biotechnology

in the context of fabrication, application and regulation. Researchers investigating socio-cultural aspects of genetic

testing or risk issues in biotechnology are especially encouraged to apply.


3. Technology Studies and Sustainability

Fellowships will be awarded for research projects contributing to the issue of sustainable development from the perspective of social

studies or the history of science and technology. Projects should aim at socio-economic aspects of environmental technologies

or at strategies of environmental technology policy, such as user participation, strategic niche management or ecological product

policy. We encourage both theoretical analysis and practically oriented case studies.

Applications must be submitted to the IAS-STS together with a research proposal by 15 January 2005.

Prof. Arno Bammé, Director of the IAS-STS, decides on the awarding of fellowships and grants in consultation with

the Scientific Advisory Board.


For application forms and further information:

Please visit our website: www.sts.tugraz.at

Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS)


Günther Manske

Dr. Günther Manske