Associate Members

Become an Associate Member of the Centre for Complex Systems Studies (CCSS)

Who is eligible?

UU scientific staff (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor) are invited to apply for associate membership of the CCSS. UU scientific temporary staff (PhD researcher, Postdoctoral researcher) are invited to become a Junior Member of the CCSS.

How to apply?

The procedure is very straightforward. Simply email a short motivation and your CV to and the CCSS board will decide within three months.

What is the benefit?

The Centre is the physical hub for complexity activities at Utrecht University. As an associate member, there is always a desk available for you at the CCSS which could be applicable to your master students (depends on the capacity of the centre), and exclusive access to our funds, like the CCSS professorship for visiting professors, the Complex Systems Fund for PhD positions, the Swaantje Mondt Fund for exchange PhD students, and the CCSS Master Travel Fund for exchange master students. Our other facilities such as meeting and activity rooms are also available for use. Please check Contact us for more information.

What is the obligation?

An associate member commits to an average presence at the CCSS of at least 2 days/month of his/her time, including participating in any CCSS related activities, see our Calendar for more information.

What is the participation framework?

UU scientific staff remain employed at their departments/faculties and the CCSS will not provide any financial compensation for the participation in CCSS activities. Before UU scientific staff participates in educational activities at the CCSS, it is advised to discuss this with the education director at their department as it may have consequences for the teaching load at their departments.

Each scientific proposal (e.g. to NWO) which originates from discussions/activities at the CCSS and which is led by a CCSS member (Associate Member, Junior Member or External Member) as principal investigator (PI) will be submitted through the academic institute of this PI. If possible, additional material budget will be claimed in the proposal for the CCSS (as the member participates in the CCSS); this part of the material budget will then flow into the CCSS. Papers resulting from the funded project(s) will have the CCSS as one of the affiliations of the author who is the CCSS member.

Current Associate Members

Faculty of Geosciences
Faculty of Law, Economics & Governance
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine