You can apply to the tdAcademy as a guest or as part of a fellow group (three persons each). Please send an abstract of your work project (500 - 1000 words) to the tdAcademy office. In your application, please also indicate an approximate period of time in which you could realize the guest or fellow stay. Guests can be invited for a maximum of two months, fellow groups for a maximum of three months or four times for a week. The exact terms of the fellowship will depend on the specific format. The project's steering group will timely discuss and respond to you as to whether you will be invited as a guest or fellow, and if so, with what support options.
If you have any questions about the fellowship and the application process, please contact our office.
Fellow Group Context
The fellow group consisting of Bagele Chilisa (Faculty of Education, University of Botswana), David Manuel-Navarrette (School of Sustainability, Arizona State University), Maria Tengö (Stockholm Resilience Centre), Sarah Burch (University of Waterloo), Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi (International Islamic University, Malaysia) and Haila Lotz-Sisitka (Rhodes University, Department of Education, Environmental Learning Research Centre) will work on context dependencies of transdisciplinary research. They will pursue a self-reflective and explorative approach through which they will jointly study transdisciplinary approaches. A central component of these considerations will also be the reflection on one's own role as a researcher, whereby, in addition to the personal level, a historical perspective on the production and recognition of knowledge(s) is important to the fellows.
From January 2022, the cooperation will start in the form of various online formats that will take place until the end of 2022. In the middle of the year, a joint meeting is planned as part of a reflection workshop in Lüneburg.
Fellow Group Institutions
The fellow group consisting of Dena Fam (UTS, Australia), Livia Fritz (EPFL, Switzerland), Ulli Vilsmaier (Responsive Research, Switzerland) with Juliana Mercon (University of Veracruz, Mexico) as associated member focuses on the transformation of universities towards dynamic and relational inter- and transdisciplinary institutions through the lens of Antiono Gramsci's concept of hegemony. The groups objectives are: to understand how universities develop and implement strategies, integrated practices, and organizational models that enable inter- and transdisciplinary research and teaching as well as to develop a perspective that accounts for the broader societal, i.e. political-historical, economic and socio-cultural context conditions that enable or hinder such transformations. The intensive working phase of the fellow group is between October and December 2021. Learn more
Fellow Group Societal Impact
The fellow group consisting of Rachel Claus (Royal Roads University, Canada), Janet Harris (University of Sheffield, UK) as well as Josefa Kny and Martina Schäfer (both ZTG, TU Berlin) from the tdAcademy team deals with approaches and methods of impact assessment and evaluation in transdisciplinary or participatory research in the three fields of research for development, sustainability and (public) health. The group has been working together continuously and decentrally since summer 2021. Learn more