Network for Transdisciplinary Research

Our contribution to address complex societal challenges: We link scientific communities, support transdisciplinary careers and promote the development of competencies and methods.



Call for Applications: Fellowship at the Young Academy for Sustainability Research



The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is the University of Freiburg’s international research college. The Institute supports innovative research projects through individual fellowships and group formats. It is at the centre of a very active research community and enjoys an international reputation for academic excellence.The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Freiburg, Germany supported by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation offers a one-year Fellowship within the “Young Academy for Sustainability Research” (YAS) between October 1, 2023 and September 30, 2024


Deadline for applications: 18.6.23


Call for papers for MRD’s MountainDevelopment and MountainAgenda sections



Mountain Research and Development (MRD) invites submissions focusing on transformation knowledge and target knowledge. How can we solve problems and tap opportunities for greater sustainability? Articles in the MountainDevelopment section should offer validated insights from development interventions, local practices, and policy efforts. And: What sustainable development do we want? Articles in the MountainAgenda section should systematically review—and conclude with agendas for—research, development, or policy. Submissions are welcome anytime.


Call for Papers: Imagination, Cognition, and the Arts



Although there is an immense bulk of literature on imagination, both in the hard sciences and in the humanities, it is still an elusive concept.

The main questions about imagination regard the modalities and effects of this human faculty, particularly in relation to the construction of cognitive, as well as aesthetic, and symbolic constraints. Many hypotheses and theories have highlighted different features and behaviors of the imagination. The inquiry into imagination will benefit from the contribution of scholars in both the scientific and the humanities fields, acknowledging conceptual and experimental approaches through several epistemological perspectives, in order to address research questions such as the following:

Which are the neuronal underpinnings activated in imagining in everyday life?
Are there neural processes involved in imagining counterfactual worlds, that are exclusive of art?
How does the bodily dimension affect the imaginative process?
How is imagery produced in the beholders’ minds?
How is imagery produced while reading a literary text?
What are the differences between simulation and imagination while watching at visual artworks or reading (literary) text?
Which role do emotions play in the construction of imagery during the reading/watching act?
Which role does empathy play in imagining counterfactual worlds?
How do language and style contribute to the creation of imaginative counterfactual worlds?
Which clues of the literary text do trigger imagination?


Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 30 June 2023



Einreichung von Projektpräsentationen für das OIS zam Forum für Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden

Open Innovation in Science Center


Wir laden alle Interessierten (Wissenschaftler:innen, Patient:innen, deren Angehörige, Gesundheitsexpert:innen und -fachkräfte) herzlich ein, Ihr Projekt am „OIS zam: Forum für Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden“ zu präsentieren, welches vom 22. bis zum 23. September 2023 in Linz stattfindet.


Call for applications: Transdisciplinary Learning at UTS

University of Technology Sydney


The Graduate Certificate in Transdisciplinary Learning program is open for international applications in 2023. The Graduate Certificate (and individual microcredentials) are designed for academics, postdocs, PhD candidates and learning professionals interested in the frontier of TD Learning – at the interfaces between education, research and professional practice – as we work collectively and creatively to tackle the complex challenges of our times. Fully online for asynchronous engagement and weekly Zoom sessions (Mondays 7.00-9.00pm, Sydney time), please find attached flyer for further information.


Application Deadlines: 22 February 2023/ 26 July 2023
Start Dates: March 2023/Augsut 2023


Call for papers: Causal Inference in Information Science



ScienceDirect is organizing a special issue at Information Processing and Management (IP&M). The topic of this special issue is "Causal Inference in Information Science", covering a wide range of topics on both methodology and application sides. The objective of setting up this special issue is to bridge the Information Science community with causal inference communities and to showcase how future information scientists establish their research in a causal inference way instead of purely at a correlation level.

Possible topics of submissions include but not limited to the below two different directions:

  • Methodology track: New causal inference methods (regression-, machine learning-, experiment-based, etc., strategies).
  • Application track: Applying causal inference strategies into specific research scenarios of Information Science (e.g., scientometrics, scholarly communication, information behavior, information retrieval, digital libraries, etc.).


Deadline: 31 May 2023


Global Social Challenges Journal

Julie Thompson-Klein and David Simon are two of the joint Editors-in-Chief of Bristol University Press’s recently launched non-profit, open-access Global Social Challenges Journal (GSCJ), which has a particular focus on TD and ID work and welcomes submissions from TD-Net members.

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