We are excited to offer in 2017 a limited number of training fellowships at The Nature Institute. The fellowships present an opportunity for individuals to deepen their understanding and practice of the science of phenomena, a science that is contextual, qualitative, and holistic, and which forms the basis of our work at The Nature Institute.
The fellowships are meant for individuals who have some knowledge of this approach to science (which we often call Goethean science), and are working in the natural sciences, or in professions in which sciences are taught or applied (e.g. education, agriculture, health professions). Other criteria for participation are that the individuals are self-motivated, early in their careers, and are serious about working with this approach in their own professional settings.
The fellowships will begin on May 15, 2017. The length of the fellowship will depend on individual circumstances; we envision a period of two to six months. At the beginning of the fellowship, Nature Institute staff will offer seminars on the epistemology and practice of phenomena-based and contextual scientific inquiry. Each fellow will engage in a research project for the duration of their time at the Institute. The project should include a strong original observational and experiential component. Fellows will interact with one another and with staff.