Interdisciplinary PhD Workshop in Sust. Development, Extended Deadline for Application: February 4th

The deadline for applications for Columbia University’s Sustainable Development Doctoral Society eighth Interdisciplinary PhD Workshop in Sustainable Development (IPWSD) (April 6 – 7, 2018) has been extended until Sunday, February 4th 11:59pm EST. 

Please submit your application by filling our online form. All applicants will be notified of the final decision by mid-February 2018. If you have any questions, please visit our website or contact us at

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 can make significant contributions. 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. Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University

We look forward to seeing you in New York!

IPWSD Organizing Committee