Call for Applications – Interdisciplinary PhD Workshop in Sustainable Development 2022 at Columbia University

Dear all,

Columbia University’s Sustainable Development Doctoral Society is pleased to announce the thirteenth Interdisciplinary PhD Workshop in Sustainable Development (IPWSD), to be held in an hybrid format on April 8th-9th, 2022.

The workshop is targeted towards PhD candidates working on the intersection of human and natural systems who seek feedback on their research. We encourage contributions from a wide range of fields including environmental economics, science and policy, climate impacts, natural resource management, energy systems, public health, among others. IPWSD provides a platform of discussion for an interdisciplinary audience of emerging researchers. In the past, participants have included students from university departments in economics, earth and environmental sciences, ecology, political science, engineering, epidemiology, sociology, and geography. Additionally, the Sustainable Development Doctoral Society is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse academic community and we encourage applications from underrepresented groups in economics, the natural sciences, and related fields.

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. We also invite students who do not wish to present but who are likely to provide valuable feedback to presenters to apply to be part of the audience. Workshop participants are expected to cover their travel and lodging expenses if they choose to attend in person, but there is no fee for participating in the event and light breakfast & lunches will be provided.

Please submit your application by filling the online application form no later than Friday, February 11th, 2022.  All applicants will be notified of the final decision regarding their application by late February, 2022. If you have any questions, please visit our website or contact us at

We look forward to seeing you this spring!

IPWSD Organizing Committee