The Sustainability Series launch by STACEES

Please note that this call is now closed. To find out about the winning projects, click here. Thanks to everyone who submitted a pitch!

In May, STACEES will publish its interdisciplinary Sustainability Series.

Written by professional writers, the series will comprise ten 1000 word articles based on engaging research on sustainability at the University of St Andrews. The articles will feature on the University’s new outward-facing sustainability website with opportunities to showcase on other platforms and in other communications. While our writers will ensure coherence and continuity across the series, we want to illustrate the disciplinary diversity of sustainability research at the University.

St Andrews’ definition of ‘sustainability research’ is broad and includes (among others):

  • climate inequality
  • political ecology
  • ecocriticism
  • environmental humanities
  • sustainability
  • climate change
  • energy
  • ecosystems
  • biodiversity
  • development
  • anthropogenic impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity and populations

We encourage researchers at all career stages (including postgraduates) to apply. We also welcome pitches
from research groups and in relation to sustainability initiatives at the University more generally.

Benefits (with minimal time investment):

  • Your research will be summarised in interdisciplinary-friendly, accessible language.
  • Your research will form part of a broader narrative about sustainability research at St Andrews.
  • Your research outreach and public engagement will be broadened, with enhanced visibility and opportunities
    for future collaborations.
  • You will represent your discipline(s) and its/their potential for sustainability research.
  • You will get the opportunity to work with experienced writers who have a keen interest in
    environmental/sustainability research.

Our writers and the writing process:

Martin Ince will write articles in the sciences and social sciences.

Garry MacKenzie will write articles in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The STACEES Coordinators will select the most engaging and innovative entries and will inform all entrants of the outcome by Friday 2nd April.

In early April, we will ask the selected researchers to complete a short questionnaire and our writers will be in contact with researchers to ensure efficiency and accuracy in the writing process. We aim to complete the articles by May.

Submission deadline: Monday 29 March 2021, 10pm.

For a chance to feature your research in the Sustainability Series, submit your pitch (maximum 100 words) explaining why STACEES should highlight your research, to cees@st-andrews.ac.uk.