The Interdisciplinary Academy is a newly established programme at SLU where You, being a researcher at SLU, is offered the opportunity to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries on complex issues in the broad field of green transformation.
The call welcomes groups of 5-10 researchers (maximum 10 in total) who are employed at SLU, regardless of faculty affiliation or subject specialisation, to submit proposals for themes that consist of questions about a scientific problem area of a complex nature and that need a cross-disciplinary approach to be managed and perhaps solved.
For example, a theme may concern sustainable land and water use, the human-animal relationship, the relationship between land for forestry and land for food production, global food security or digitalisation for the green transformation, but the groups are encouraged to come up with their own thematic proposals.
The group, or groups, that are awarded the grant develop the theme's issues together over eight months (November 2022-June 2023). The Interdisciplinary Academy will have a programme manager with practical, theoretical and methodological knowledge and experience of cross-disciplinary collaborations, who will offer support and inspiration to the groups during the project period.
Read more about the call and how to apply here
Read the news item about the Interdisciplinary Academy here
Information and inspiration events for applicants
For support and inspiration in the application work, several information webinars will be held:
- 18 May, 2022: The new Interdisciplinary Academy at SLU and why it is an opportunity for complex challenges, at 12:10 - 12:55, via Zoom.
- 31 May, 2022: Inspiration and speed dating for joining the Interdisciplinary Academy at SLU. 1 p.m.-3 p.m., via Zoom.
- June 22, 2022: Lunch webinar with Q&A on Interdisciplinary Academy, 12-1 p.m., via Zoom.
- August 16, 2022: Lunch webinar with Q&A on Interdisciplinary Academy, 12-13, via Zoom.