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CEC Fellows

CEC invites all PhD graduates active in the centre’s fields of research to be part of the CEC Fellows. This network is created as a meeting place for collective expertise and as a forum for exchange of ideas of researchers within CEC, with the aim of achieving CEC’s vision and encouraging bottom-up influence and leadership.

The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC) welcomes junior and senior scientists to join the society of CEC Fellows.

What is the purpose of CEC Fellows?

The vision of CEC is to significantly contribute to establishing Lund University as a major national and international hub and knowledge actor of integrated environmental and climate science, adding to, building on, and promoting the high-quality disciplinary research at the wider Lund University. The development of advanced cross-disciplinary interactions requires dedicated time, resources and, above all, a long-lasting commitment.

Scientists who are affiliated with the CEC, or are involved in related activities, constitute a major body of expertise not only on an individual basis but also collectively. A society of CEC Fellows creates a direct arena for efficient interaction among the participating scientists, with the CEC Steering Group and the CEC-related Boards. The expected outcome is that the CEC Fellows will provide valuable input that will serve to strengthen the overall strategic research on environment and climate and Lund University.

By joining the society of CEC Fellows, you will be a part of:

  • making full use of the collective expertise and ideas of junior and senior CEC scientists in order to reach the CEC vision;
  • promoting bottom-up influence and governance;
  • fostering the development of new cross-disciplinary research networks;
  • promoting integrated research initiatives;
  • establishing an efficient flow of information and ideas;
  • speaking with greater authority vis-à-vis higher levels within our own university, funding agencies, and other relevant administrative and governmental entities;
  • facilitating the dialogue with other research centres and constellations within our university that engage in research and education on environmental and climate issues;
  • establishing a network of scientists that can more efficiently respond to demands from society, and to facilitate our dialogue with stakeholders;
  • providing a network for you as an individual CEC Fellows to put your own research into a larger con text, thereby also enhancing your future funding possibilities.

What does it mean to be a CEC Fellow?

As a CEC Fellow, you will have – to the extent that suits you – direct influence over the future development of the CEC environment and how it evolves in concert with other relevant entities at Lund University, with respect to its long-term strategic direction as well as the day-to-day operation. The CEC Fellows will have opportunities to interact more efficiently within and across disciplines, which can lead to new research configurations that will initiate and conduct new and innovative relevant research. You will be formally registered as a CEC Fellow and you may present yourself as such at whatever occasion you find suitable. (An example of how this can be done.)

There are no formal obligations for a CEC Fellow. However, you are strongly encouraged to take part in the activities organized by the society of CEC Fellows. There will be regular meetings addressing topics that the CEC Fellows feel are appropriate. Any other tasks or commitments will be on a voluntary basis.

What are the requirements for becoming a CEC Fellow?

The formal requirements are that the candidate needs to:
i)  hold a Doctoral degree;
ii) be currently employed at, on temporary leave from, or retired from Lund University;
iii) be involved in CEC activities or actively conduct research or other activities that are relevant to CEC.

For example, a junior or senior scientist who is included on the list of personnel within either BECC or MERGE Strategic Research Areas will automatically qualify. Other relevant large research projects are ICOS, SAPES, Multistressor and LUCCI. CEC Guest Researchers are also invited as CEC Fellows.

How do I become a CEC Fellow?

If you feel that you would like to become a CEC Fellow, please contact the CEC Research Coordinator Lina Nikoleris. Both women and men are encouraged to join. The formal decision of your admission as a CEC Fellow will be taken by the CEC Management Group. In order to present the numerous CEC Fellows in an efficient way, you will be asked to succinctly specify your line of scientific expertise with CEC.


Lina Nikoleris
CEC Research Coordinator

lina [dot] nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se


CEC support to write research applications

CEC supports the writing of application for external grants by associated researchers to carry out environmental and climate research. This support ranges from help with practicalities when writing individual research applications to financial support to arrange meetings and coordinating the application procedure for larger, strategically important projects.

Read more about the support in writing applications here (open pdf)

CEC Fellows Newsletter

lina [dot] nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (Sign up for the CEC Fellows Newsletter)

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