Manfred Heindler Research Grant
The Manfred Heindler Research Grant was established in 2007 in cooperation with Manfred Heindler’s widow, Claudia Heindler-Peinsipp. The Fellowship is funded by the Government of Styria and comprises a grant of 8,000 Euros per year.
In recognition of Manfred Heindler’s work, the Grant is designed to support research into both the continued use of renewable energies, as well as the increased efficiency of energy consumption.
The Grant is an international competition and recipients of the Grant are selected by the scientific advisory board of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science Technology and Society (IAS-STS), Graz, Austria. The IAS-STS is part of the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ); the Graz unit of the Department of Research on Science and Technology, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt/Vienna/Graz.
In addition to the yearly grant, IAS-STS offers a fully-equipped work place to the Grant’s recipients during the period of their stay.
The scientific advisory board of IAS-STS is currently composed as follows:
O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Arno Bammé, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt/Wien/Graz (Director of IAS-STS)
Ass.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Günter Getzinger, IFZ – Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (Acting Director of IAS-STS)
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Elisabeth List, University of Graz
Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Harald Rohracher, MSc, IFZ – Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture
O. Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz Stelzer, Graz University of Technology
Former recipients of the Manfred-Heindler Research Fellowship:
Steffen Wirth, Germany/Switzerland
The case of biomass digestion technology in the federal state 'Steiermark'
Seyed Mohamed Sadegh Emamian, Iran/UK
Transition theories in energy policy
Gerald Aiken, UK
Exploring the potential synergy between the socio-technical system approach to transition, and that of emergent, ground-up, community-based transition initiatives
Sandy L. Ross, Canada/UK
Invisible ecological costs of ICT
Aleksandra Stupar, Serbia
Towards the ultimate e3-topia: Scrambling the energy efficient, eco-friendly and electronic urban future?
Anne Maassen, UK/Germany/France
Exploring the methodological potential of a "network analysis" approach to the study of renewable energy uptake
Sarolta Németh, Finland/Hungary
Rural socio-technological networks along the renewable energy production chain
Fotini Tsaglioti, Greece
Regulating wind energy accumulation in autonomous units and industrial parks: Historical to policy considerations
Kolya Abramsky, UK/USA
Conflicts and alliances in the globally expanding renewable energy sector
Ingmar Lippert, Germany
Agents of ecological modernisation in corporations – an ethnographic approach to the study of corporate environmental management
We are grateful to the Government of Styria for their continued support without which the Manfred-Heindler Research Grant would not be possible.