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Overview

The mission of the Urban Living Lab Fellowship Programme hosted by UEMI is to foster innovation, collaboration, and interdisciplinary research in the field of urban sustainability and livability. We aspire to create a dynamic ecosystem where talented individuals, from Master's and PhD candidates to senior professionals, can engage in cutting-edge research and demonstration projects. 

 

Whether participating virtually or in person at our vibrant hub in Potsdam or one of our partner ULLC universities, our fellows are united by a shared commitment to addressing the complex challenges facing urban environments. Through mentorship, hands-on projects, and a rich network of experts, the programme seeks to empower fellows to develop innovative solutions that enhance the quality of urban life while promoting environmental sustainability. 

 

Who is eligible to apply?

Individuals who have successfully completed their first degree (e.g., Bachelor's or Diplom) are eligible to apply.

What funding opportunities are available?

  • Master Fellowships: Funding for a duration of 3 - 6 months, specifically during the Master Thesis Phase.

  • PhD Fellowships: Funding for a period of 3 - 6 months, either during the preparation or wrap-up phase.

  • Research Fellowships: Funding available for durations ranging from 1 - 6 months.

 

What to expect

Orientation and Welcome

All incoming fellows participate in an orientation session to familiarize themselves with UEMI's mission, values, and expectations. Fellows are welcomed into the UEMI and ULLC community and introduced to their peers and mentors.

Mentorship and Guidance

Fellows are paired with experienced mentors from ULLC's network of experts. Mentors provide guidance, support to help fellows succeed in their chosen tracks.

Research and Innovation

Fellows are paired with experienced mentors from ULLC's network of experts. Mentors provide guidance, support to help fellows succeed in their chosen tracks.

Hands-on-Experience

Fellows gain practical experience through hands-on projects and real-world problem-solving. These projects are designed to empower fellows to develop innovative solutions for urban sustainability.

Academic Support

Fellows can pursue academic goals and engage with partner universities for academic support.

Networking and Collaboration

Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate with a global network of experts, researchers, and practitioners. They participate in workshops, conferences, and events to expand their professional network.

Residency Options

Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate with a global network of experts, researchers, and practitioners. They participate in workshops, conferences, and events to expand their professional network.

Colloquia

Regular colloquia are held to facilitate intellectual exchange among fellows. These sessions encourage discussions, presentations, and knowledge sharing.

Regional Outreach

Fellows are encouraged to engage with regional universities and communities to promote urban sustainability. Outreach activities aim to make a positive impact at the local level.

Beyond the Fellowship

Graduates continue to be part of the ULLC community, contributing to a resilient and equitable urban future. More opportunites await you as a Change Maker!

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