Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) announces its next call for scholarships on the topic of "Spatial intelligence: Digitalisation and the making of spatial sustainability transformations". 

DLGS is a joint interdisciplinary facility of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) in Germany and hosts around 12 PhD candidates working on different topics under the bigger umbrella of sustainability science. The candidates are offered scholarships to conduct their PhD research at different faculties of TUD and supervised by Professors at School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The current call highlights the significant influence of societal digitization on future spatial development. As data and digital capacity continue to grow, digital applications are rapidly permeating all aspects of life, fundamentally changing public opinion-making, political decision-making, and the patterns of land use and settlement. To facilitate a sustainable transformation of neighborhoods, cities, and regions, it is crucial to explore the emerging interactions between spatial developments and digitally enhanced spatial awareness, perceptions, understandings, and decision-making processes. Against this backdrop, DLGS is seeking innovative research proposals that engage with novel forms of spatial intelligence. The proposals should focus on transformative changes in governance and planning, location and mobility, or sustainability assessment. Candidates with a Master's degree in disciplines such as geography, urban planning, environmental sciences, engineering, humanities, and more, are invited to apply.

Selected candidates will receive a full-time scholarship for a duration of 3 years, with the possibility of extension. The DLGS scholarship includes a monthly stipend of 1465 €, along with travel and research activity expenses. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches are strongly encouraged. The application process in the first step, invites a two page short proposal as an expression of interest. The deadline is August 10th, 2023.

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