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Sensing and Sensibility - Transcending Disciplines for a Responsible Future

Project description

How humans make sense of the environment and digital technologies

In the context of the EU-funded STAR project, ‘sensing’ refers to the increasingly interweaved sensing interfaces between humans, the environment and digital technologies. And ‘sensibility’ refers to the approach of actively guiding these transformations along a humanistic line, with responsibility for our environment. Under the proposed fellowship programme, STAR will attract, develop and globally link 20 experienced researchers to address related challenges. The programme will be structured in seven thematic challenges aimed at expanding Europe’s role in this context. The overall aim is to generate high-level research opportunities and increase researcher mobility, employability and career opportunities.


The goal of the proposed Fellowship Programme: Sensing and Sensibility – Transcending Disciplines for a Responsible Future (STAR) is to provide a fruitful environment for attracting, developing and globally interconnecting experienced researchers who are able to address the complex questions associated with the grand challenges of the present. “Sensing” addresses the increasingly interweaved sensoric interfaces between humans, the environment and digital technologies, “sensibility” summarises the indispensable attitude towards actively guiding these transformation along a humanistic approach and responsibly for our environment. STAR contributes to attracting and educating the human talent required to enable Europe to expand its leading role in this context. The proposed Fellowship Programme is designed for a duration of 60 months offering funding opportunities for 20 experienced researchers and their projects. Following a selection process based on openness, transparency, merit, impartiality and equality, and striving to respect the principles set out in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers in the very best manner, the programme ensures absolute neutrality by giving all selection power to external experts. Recruited fellows will be supervised by highly experienced researchers, safeguarding high-quality research outputs. STAR is a bottom-up Fellowship Programme which is structured in seven thematic challenges offering a wide range of highly flexible research opportunities and world-leading intersectorally connected partners. In addition, high-level research and training opportunities will increase researchers employability and career opportunities by expanding necessary skill sets. To increase positive effects on the European Research Area, STAR will offer two different recruitment schemes promoting mobility and the transfer of knowledge within Europe and beyond: INCOMIMG and OUTGOING.



Net EU contribution
€ 1 765 440,00
Adolf reichwein strasse 2a
57076 Siegen

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Siegen-Wittgenstein
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 765 440,00