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Call for Submissions: Special collection of articles on Klein's "Alliances for Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity: A call for Response"

Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies


In the 2021, Volume 39 (1-2) of this journal, Julie Thompson Klein reflected on similarities and differences among five founding organizations of the recently formed Global Alliance for Inter- and Transdisciplinarity ( As Klein described it, the article was a call for responses “answering [Bill] Newell’s challenge for AIS members to consider expanding its definition of interdisciplinary studies and conception of integrative process in light of other organizations’ interests.” With this Call for Submissions, we reiterate Klein’s appeal to respond to Newell’s challenge. 


Responses may take several forms. They could address Newell’s question of whether AIS needs to rethink its mission in light of other movements, alignments with or differences from particular organizations and initiatives, strategies for inter-organizational dialogue and networking, or broader reflection on how inter- and transdisciplinarity are being defined and implemented today. They might also engage concepts of not only team science and transdisciplinarity but also Mode 2 knowledge production, post-normal science, action research, sustainability science, and integration and implementation sciences. Other possibilities are welcome as well.


Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2022


Sustainable Development Goals Collaborative Funding Call



The SNSF is participating in a pilot call together with 10 funding agencies from four continents. The call is aimed at accelerating achievement of the SDGs by implementing results of ongoing or recently finalised research projects.


Deadline: 25 August 2022





The Agora scheme aims to promote the spread of knowledge, as well as the exchange of views and perspectives about scientific research. It therefore encourages projects involving two-way processes - with interaction and listening - which generate dialogues between researchers and the public.


Deadline: 10 October 2022


U Change - 5. Projektausschreibung

U Change


Sie haben eine Idee zur Stärkung der Nachhaltigkeit an einer Schweizer Hochschule aber es fehlen die finanziellen Mittel? Dann machen Sie mit beim Förderprogramm «U Change – Studentische Initiativen zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung», das die Umsetzung von Projektideen an Schweizer Hochschulen fördert. Studierende haben die Möglichkeit sich mit ihrer Idee zu bewerben und eine Förderung zu erhalten.


Deadline: 31. Oktober 2022


SSH Project funding

Under the project funding scheme, qualified researchers define their research themes and objectives themselves and conduct their project under their own responsibility.


Deadline: 1 October 2022



Wandercoaching des Netzwerk-N



Wandercoaching des Netzwerk N: Studentischen Initiativen bietet sich die Gelegenheit, sich für ein Coaching im Wintersemester 2022/23 zu bewerben. Ausgebildete Coaches begleiten Initiativen methodisch und inhaltlich dabei, Potenzial zu entfalten und Hochschulen nachhaltig zu transformieren. Ausserdem können sich Studierende für die Ausbildung zum Wandercoach bewerben.


Deadline für die Anmeldung als Initiative: 15. August 2022

Deadline für die Anmeldung als Coach: 8. August 2022


Swiss Researching Africa Days 2022

Swiss Society for African Studies


The Swiss Researching Africa Days promote the exchange among the community of researchers working on Africa in Switzerland.

Call for Posters

One of the aims is to present on-going or recently finished PhD research on a topic related to Africa at Swiss universities. The organizers invite researchers to submit a scientific poster (size A0, vertical orientation) on their PhD research for the Swiss Researching Africa Days. There will be time slots for the presentation of the posters during the conference. The posters will also be compiled as an electronic reader to be published on the website of the Swiss Society for African Studies.


Deadline: 14 August 2022


IMPULZ 2022 Call for Applications

Slovak Academy of Sciences


The IMPULZ Programme aims to improve the excellence of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) and its research institutes by recruiting internationally recognized scientists and highly talented young researchers either from abroad or within Slovakia. The task for the excellent scientists will be to create and manage their own research groups which will work on new research directions in line with the current world trends. The Programme will provide excellent scientists with the incentives for their cutting-edge research and it will bring an improvement to the SAS research institutes in their research capacity and scientific outputs. The IMPULZ Programme should improve the excellence, internationalization, inter- disciplinarity and competitiveness of SAS in the European Research Area, among other things, by increasing its chances to receive the prestigious European grants. The current call is open to applicants from all scientific disciplines and all nationalities. 


Deadline: 28 August 2022


Förderprogramm Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung ARE


Das Programm bietet eine Starthilfe für Projekte von der öffentlichen Hand (Kantone, Gemeinden), von privaten Akteurinnen und Akteuren oder von Organisationen der Zivilgesellschaft. Der Themenschwerpunkt liegt auf der nachhaltigen Partizipation. Das Programm unterstützt Projekte, die sich hauptsächlich für die Erreichung von SDG 10 «Ungleichheit innerhalb von und zwischen Staaten verringern» einsetzen und die strategische Stossrichtung «Soziale, kulturelle, wirtschaftliche und politische Inklusion und Partizipation fördern» verfolgen.


Deadline: 30. September 2022


Call for papers: Restoring mountain systems for social–ecological resilience

Mountain Research and Development


Mountain Research and Development is looking for papers that systematically assess restoration experiences in mountains, including enabling and hindering factors for strengthened resilience of mountain ecosystems and people. Empirical research, baselines, and meta-analyses of degradation and restoration processes in mountains and their links to resilience are also highly welcome, as are agendas for future research, policies, or interventions based on sound reviews.


Deadline: 1 November 2022


Call for Application to the Winter Programs 2022

Institute for Peace and Dialogue


IPD is proud to announce the next International Winter Programs, which are to be held in Basel, Switzerland. Applicants can choose between the 9-day Winter Academy and the 3-Month Research Program. Participants will have access to expert knowledge and hands-on experience as all our facilitators are specialists with years of experience academically and professionally in their respective fields. This is truly a great opportunity not to be missed to get or refresh the knowledge, skills and create new worldwide friendship and networks.


Early Bird Application Deadline: 5 September 2022

Late Application Payment Deadline: 1 November 2022


Doc.CH für 27 Doktorierende



Der Call ist offen für Forscherinnen und Forscher, die eine Dissertation zu einem selbstgewählten Thema im Bereich der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften in der Schweiz verfassen möchten. Der Förderbetrag dauert von 2-4 Jahren.


Deadline: 15. September 2022


Special Issue "Promoting and Sustaining Urban Health: Challenges and Responses"



This Special Issue addresses global concerns about our habitat and our health in an urbanizing world of constant change. Cities and urban development are complex, dynamic and systemic phenomena, the positive and negative consequences of which are addressed in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The ways in which components of urban ecosystems influence health are a shared concern of researchers and practitioners in a variety of disciplines and professions within and beyond the health sciences and medical fields. Narrow cause/effect analyses that ignore multiple variables of urban environments are unlikely to achieve sustainable improvements for population health.

This Special Issue underscores that the interrelations between SDG 3 “Good Health and Well-being” and SDG 11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities” should be clearly identified and then synergies between them should be valued by collective action. The ongoing implementation of the SDG framework, in tandem with the New Urban Agenda, will require and benefit from transdisciplinary collaboration between researchers, professionals, politicians, and citizens that coproduce innovative urban research and project implementation about food, housing, transport and other topics in cities North and South of the Equator.

For this Special Issue, original research articles and innovative project results related to the ongoing implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and particularly the interconnections between SDG3 and SDG11, are welcome. 


Deadline: 1 December 2022


Call for transdisciplinary research projects - Participate in the study on context dependencies!



The tdAcademy invites completed transdisciplinary research projects to participate in their study concerning the contextual dependencies of the projects and, if interested, to collaborate on a joint publication. This study is part of tdAcademy's Topic Line "Contextual Dependencies.


Invitation to send contribution

Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering & Science


For this special issue on "Social & Environmental Challenges for a Sustainable World" papers on global unstructured problems such as health (physical, mental, spiritual), disasters, poverty and hunger, water and food crises, environmental crises, climate change, sustainability, global economy, energy issues, problem of conscience, research on contemporary issues, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary educational program are welcome.


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022

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