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SLU Urban Futures announces seed funding for interdisciplinary research proposals on sustainable urban development

Published: 16 November 2017

Now you can apply for seed funding to develop interdisciplinary research proposals to the Formas' call "Research to support housing policy for social sustainability" and to the Viable Cities' call "Energy and climate transition for viable cities". Up to five applications will be granted 50 000 SEK each.

About the calls
What do we mean by interdisciplinary research?

Interdisciplinary research is here defined as research that comprises theory, method or research approaches from more than one scientific discipline or fields of research. It is the responsibility of the applicant to motivate in what way their project is interdisciplinary.

About the application

The application is to be written in Swedish or English. Only people employed at SLU can apply and the funding must be used within SLU. Applications in English* are submitted via this online form.

  • Last day to apply is December 1st 2017.
  • Decision day is December 7th 2017.

Applications are evaluated in relation to the extent of which the proposal:

  • Contributes to the development of interdisciplinary research at SLU
  • Relates to the thematic focus of SLU Urban Futures (see below
  • Initiates new collaborations
  • Comprises applicants from different parts of SLU
SLU Urban Futures

SLU Urban Futures is a strategic research platform with the mission to inspire and support the faculty of SLU to initiate, develop and strengthen interdisciplinarity research, education and collaboration within the field of sustainable urban development. The thematic focus of the platform includes social, ecological and socio-ecological sustainability perspectives on urban environments as habitat for various groups of humans as well as other-than-human actor, and on urban-rural and urban-hinterland dependencies and interactions.

*För ansökningar på svenska se den svenska utlysningssidan.