Here you can read how we involve talented Master's students and early-career researchers in our activities. And you will find information on some of the courses that we are involved in.
Yearly we offer 10 outstanding Master’s students the opportunity to write their final thesis at the institute. You will work alongside renowned researchers and highly talented early-career scholars. The best and most original thesis will be awarded with a prize.
Candidates should be enrolled full-time in a master’s programme at the UvA. The selection is based on academic excellence, motivation, personal skills and thesis topic. In order to be eligible for this opportunity, your thesis should be focussed on a challenging scientific question/societal challenge that is studied from an interdisciplinary, complexity perspective.
Click here to read a short interview with Sofia Orellana, who was selected in the call for the academic year 2018/2019 and won a prize for her thesis.
The next call is expected in October 2019.
We occasionally have positions for student assistants at the IAS, mostly as part of our research themes. Click here to read a short interview with student assistant Jonathan Jeroen Beekman.
Are you an early-career researcher and considering to prepare an interdisciplinary research proposal (e.g. NWO Veni, ERC Starting grant)? And do you believe that your chance of success will increase when you work on your grant application in an environment with other researchers that study complex or wicked challenges from a system's perspective?
Contact us to discuss whether we could play a role in your plans! Besides a work space, you can get some (financial) support, for instance to organise a workshop. To be eligible for talent development support you should have a supervisor at the University of Amsterdam.
The course Complexity: can it be simplified? is a joint effort by the IAS and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS).
Executive Training (collaboration with Comenius)
We host and contribute to the 3-day introduction session of the Complexity and Leadership Course by Comenius. In the second part of the course the participants travel to the Centre for Complex Systems in Transitions at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa.