SLU Urban Futures offers seed funding to stimulate new collaborations and transdisciplinary research projects. It supports multi-/ inter- and transdisciplinary research activities aiming at enhancing urban sustainability.
Researchers at SLU can apply for seed funding from Food & Cities to develop cross-disciplinary research that examines the systemic relationships between food systems and urban development and how these relationships affect the transformation to sustainable communities.
In the spring of 2023, SLU Urban Futures issued two seed funding calls; one from the hub in Umeå focusing on Urban Forestscapes and one from the hub in Alnarp focusing on Urban Healthscapes. Six applications were granted funding.
SLU Urban Futures will fund activities such as pilot studies, feasibility studies, literature reviews, and consortium-building activities that support the development of transdisciplinary research. Here you find the application guidelines for the open and targeted calls from the platform.