Call for applications for interdisciplinary collaboration in education and research 2024

Stockholm Trio for Sustainable Actions is pleased to announce calls for funding for 2024 within interdisciplinary collaboration in education and research. The aim of the funding is to support collaborations. This funding is open to all areas, and we encourage applicants from any discipline to submit proposals.

The 2024 call

To be considered for funding the application should include educational and/or research activities from all three universities and address the global sustainable development goals in the UN agenda 2030.

Who can apply?

Researchers and teachers from all disciplines and at all levels are welcome to apply.

A proposal must include one lead Principle Investigator (PI) and two co-PI:s, the three being from KI, KTH and SU, respectively.

Applicants do not need to have a permanent position with one of the three universities, but they must have an existing contract at the time of application, and that contract must cover the full period of the grant until 2024.

Application period

The call opens at 10.00 July 1st, 2023 and closes at 14.00 September 29th, 2023.

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Applications are made via PRISMA

The application should include:

Name and affiliation for the responsible person at each of the three universities
Title of the project
Project plan (Maximum 4 A4 pages Times new roman, 12. Equals 4000 signs) should include the following headings:

  • Project scope(s) and goal(s)
  • Activities
  • Role(s) of each participating group
  • Previous collaboration between the PI:s if applicable
  • Added value of the requested funding
  • Relation to the 17 sustainable development goals
  • Plan for dissemination of results
  • Motivation for the suggested budget
  • References

Budget for the requested funding
Signature from the head of department, or other level if applicable, of the PI to confirm support for the project.

Available funding

The total available funding for 2024 corresponds to a maximum of 1.500.000 SEK with each individual grant corresponding to 200.000 – 500.000 SEK.

The funding cannot be used for instruments, organization of conferences or symposia.


Evaluation of applications will be based on:

  • The PI team from the three universities
  • Relevance and quality of the proposed project
  • Interdisciplinary approach of the proposed project
  • The relation to the 17 sustainable development goals
  • The strength of the team in relation to the proposed project
  • The feasibility of the project
  • Gender balance of the PI team
  • Budgetary considerations


Decisions about funding will be made by the STSA steering group in November 2023.

Reporting after project completion

All awardees must, as a condition of receiving an award under this call, complete a financial and project report in the beginning of 2025.

About Stockholm Trio for Sustainable Actions

Stockholm Trio for Sustainable Actions is the universities' (Karolinska Institutet (KI), KTH, and Stockholm University (SU)) common platform for collaboration and innovation for sustainable solutions. The initiative is based on the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) with a special focus on climate and health.


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Karin Dahlman-Wright

For questions about the call
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Charlotte Svanberg

For questions about the application form in Prisma