Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership


At DRIFT we strongly believe that the pressing societal challenges of our time require a different type of research than is currently the norm: a co-prodution of transformative and actionable knowledge that is able to transform ourselves, our organisations and our society. This in turn requires different types of roles, skills and leadership of researchers. The Robert Bosch Foundation shares this conviction, which has led them to initiate the PostDoc Academy for Transformational Leadership.


The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is a unique program that trains the next generation of leaders in sustainability research affiliated with a European research institution. The program is aimed at postdocs from across Europe who want to make an impact on the transformation towards a sustainable society and advance the complementarity of natural science, social sciences and the humanities by means of their research.


The Postdoc Academy is an initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and a joint project of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and four academic centres: the Humboldt-Universit√§t (Berlin), Leuphana University (L√ľneburg), the Stockholm Resilience Centre and DRIFT.


The first cohort of participants started the Academy in September 2018 with an overarching focal theme on Food Security and Food Sovereignty.

Call for applications fourthcohort

The Call for applications for the fourth cohort is currently open. This years focal theme is “Pathways for regenerative development”. For more information, please see the course page.  Applications can be submitted until 15 February 2021 (midnight).