Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary PhD Workshop in Sustainable Development 2019 at Columbia University!

January 31, 2019

Columbia University’s Sustainable Development Doctoral Society is pleased to announce its ninth Interdisciplinary PhD Workshop in Sustainable Development (IPWSD), to be held at Columbia University in New York City on April 12-13, 2019.

The workshop is targeted to PhD candidates working on the interaction between human development and the environment who seek feedback on their research. We encourage contributions on a wide range of subjects including environmental economics, science and policy, climate impacts, resources management, energy systems, urban planning and public health, among others. IPWSD provides a platform of discussion for an interdisciplinary audience of young researchers. In the past, participants have included students from top university departments in economics, earth and environmental sciences, ecology, political science, engineering, epidemiology, and geography.

Participants should expect to present for 15–20 minutes with plenty of room for discussion. Students in the dissertation stage of their PhD will be given priority for presentation slots, though advanced masters students and post-docs are also encouraged to apply. Some slots will also be available for participants who do not wish to present  but who are likely to provide valuable feedback to presenters.  Please note that while attendees are expected to cover their travel and lodging expenses, there is no participation fee and light breakfast and lunches will be provided.

The workshop will feature a keynote address by  Prof. Geoffrey HealDonald C. Waite III professor of Social Enterprise.

Please submit your application by filling the online application form before Sunday February 17, 2019. All applicants will be notified of the final decision regarding their application by the end of February, 2019. If you have any questions, please visit our website or contact us at

We look forward to seeing you in New York!

IPWSD2019 Flyer!

Published on January 31st, 2019

Last updated on January 31st, 2019