Research, education, and outreach on sustainability are spread all over the divisions and research groups of the Department of Information Technology. The objectives of this entity (locally called an arena) are: to increase awareness of sustainability-related funding opportunities; to create forums to allow members of the department interested in sustainability-related topics to meet one another (matchmaking) and develop project ideas, particularly as related to funding opportunities; primarily through seminars, to facilitate better awareness and connections with sustainability research outside the department. The arena coordinator is Mike Hazas.
Sustainability Arena email list: To subscribe, send a message to with the following subject line: subscribe it-sustainability <My Name>
Funding calls related to sustainability (2023)
|Closing date||Call||Vital statistics|
|31 Jan 2023||RJ Projects 2023 first round||Funding for individuals or small research teams; does not fund doctoral students. Max three years, max 75% FTE per researcher. Opens 10 January. Humanities and social sciences.|
|1 Feb 2023||Energimyndigheten: Design for everyday energy efficiency (Call 7)||Max 19 months, guesstimate 3 MSEK per application (15 MSEK total available). Behavioural change and the current energy crisis. Project team must have compentence in energy, design and behaviour. Machine translated version of the full call.|
|23 Feb 2023||Energimyndigheten: Developing flexible electricity systems of the future||Max 3.5 years, 9 MSEK per application (60 MSEK total available). Interdisciplinary approaches encouraged. Machine translated version of the full call.|
|23 Feb 2023||Energimyndigheten: Developing a resilient and safe electricity supply||Max 3.5 years, 6 MSEK per application (40 MSEK total available). Machine translated version of the full call.|
|1 Mar 2023||Vinnova competence centres on Sustainable Industry or Digital Transformation||Max five years, 36 MSEK. Vinnova contributes 1/3, the university 1/3 and the industry/public sector partners 1/3. Potential to get a second five years of funding.|
|7 Mar 2023||VR Research environment grant in the social consequences of digitalisation||4-6 years, 1.5-3 MSEK/year, project must start Jan 2024. Constellation of 2-6 researchers. Call opens 1 Feb.|
|30 Mar 2023||Formas Open and Formas Early Career||Max three years, 3 MSEK. Call opens 21 Feb.|
|1 Apr 2023||MMW Project grants and special grants aimed at ecocycle analysis of functional and technical materials||3-5 years, 3-10 MSEK. Opens 1 March.|
|18 Apr 2023||VR Research Project Grant||Call opens 15 March.|
- Marianne & Marcus Wallenberg
- Knut & Alice Wallenberg
- Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (social sciences and humanities)
- 2022-12-19: Proposal sandpit to discuss calls, partners and ideas. Slides
- 2022-12-19: Energimyndigheten and other funders: A dialogue with Cajsa Bartusch. Please ask Mike if you would like access to the audio recording of the dialogue.
- 2022-09-09: Moving into sustainability research: A dialogue with Daniel Pargman Please ask Mike if you would like access to the audio recording of the dialogue.
- 2022-05-31: Mike Hazas: A little about Mike and his research, and funding opportunities for those interested in IT and sustainability. Slides