Call for Newsletter Inputs!

Dear POLLEN Friends, 

We will soon be publishing the newsletter for February. If you have any news, new publications, vacancies, blog posts, etc. to share with the network, please send it to by Friday, the 21st of February

Also, our call for the monthly newsletter-photos is still active! So if you have an interesting, thought-provoking, or simply fascinating photo, send it too, preferably with a short description.

Looking forward to your updates, 

Best wishes, the Secretariat

CfP Doctoral Colloquium on the Infrastructure Turn and Global Development

In brief:

Application and Deadline: Please submit the following information in one Word file by email to Charis Enns ( by 6 March 2020 11.59pm GMT:
1) A long abstract (up to 500 words) of your manuscript or dissertation chapter
2) A short bio (up to 250 words)

Eligibility: This colloquium aims to provide mentorship and support to early career researchers in academic publishing with a focus on infrastructure and global development. Therefore, successful applicants will be advanced PhD researchers who have completed their fieldwork in this area of study and who have begun drafting their dissertation and/or a manuscript for publication.

Read the full description below or by downloading the PDF document.

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13 open PhD positions to offer in field of Water Governance

Dear friends,

Coordinated by VU Amsterdam we are starting a new international project, NEWAVE, on water governance & political ecology.

We have 13 open positions to offer in field of Water Governance, fully funded by the EU ITN program.

These positions relate to a variety of water challenges on multiple scales and focus on different countries.

The selected candidates will join an extensive and powerful transdisciplinary network with 29 organizations involved. The NEWAVE network has the ambition to push forward a transformative actionable agenda.

Candidates can apply through our website via the application form. They will need to comply with the eligibility criteria, bearing in mind that they might be eligible for certain positions while not for others, due to mobility rules.

The closing date for applications is 15 March 2020. Eligibility criteria and instructions for applying are available in the Guide for Applicants, as well as in the website recruitment section. Read more