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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



5 KLI Writing-up Fellowships on "Cognition and Knowledge: Between Evolution and Sustainability"

Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research


The Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI) in Klosterneuburg (Austria) announces 5 Writing-Up Fellowships for late-stage PhD students working on topics related to “Cognition and Knowledge: Between Evolution and Sustainability”. With this call, the KLI aims to support an interdisciplinary cohort of 5 late-stage PhD students whose work use novel interdisciplinary approaches in the study of cognition and knowledge, especially in relation to evolution and to their connection to sustainability.


Deadline: 28 February 2022


Aktuelle Seed Grant-Ausschreibung



Die Partizipative Wissenschaftsakademie (PWA) am Kompetenzzentrum Citizen Science von ETH Zürich und Universität Zürich möchte die Teilnahme und Teilhabe von Bürgerinnen und Bürgern an Wissenschaft und Forschung fördern und sowohl Forschende von ETH und UZH als auch Bürgerinnen und Bürger befähigen, auf Augenhöhe gemeinsam zu forschen. Um die Entwicklung und/oder Durchführung partizipativer Citizen Science Projekte zu ermöglichen, vergibt die PWA Seed Grants an Teams aus akademisch Forschenden von ETH und/oder UZH und Bürgerinnen und Bürgern. Damit erhalten die Teams die Möglichkeit, ein partizipatives Forschungsprojekt zu entwickeln und/oder durchzuführen. Priorität erhalten Projekte, die neben der Aussicht auf exzellente Forschung einen hohen Grad an Partizipation aufweisen. 


Deadline: 28. Februar 2022


Invitation for proposals for individual and mini-series webinars



INTEREACH is inviting proposals for individual and mini-series webinars, with each webinar to be paired with a related post-webinar Reading & Discussion club session on topics related to “Being the Arrow” and building up careers and training for people who want to ‘grow up to be an INTEREACH professional’. By offering a thematic link between the webinar and Reading & Discussion Club topics the community is hopefully supported in bridging the “know-do” gap - building capacity and comfort with the topics presented and discussed.

Both the webinar and the Reading & Discussion Club occur at 12-1pm ET on the 2nd (webinar) and 4th (Reading & Discussion Club) Tuesday of the month.


Deadline: 1 February 2022


Call for members

swiss young academy


As a rule, the Swiss Young Academy has 25 - 30 members from different scientific disciplines and universities. Prerequisites for the five-year membership are outstanding achievements at university level, motivation and willingness to show a high level of commitment and a keen interest in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary cooperation and a connection to research, education and innovation in Switzerland.


Deadline: 28 February 2022


Call for papers: Weaving Together Knowledges - Collaborations in Support of the Wellbeing of Mountain Peoples and Regions

Mountain Research and Development


Mountain Research and Development invites contributions for a focus issue on knowledge collaborations between academic and local knowledge holders. Papers should explore how mountain researchers and Indigenous Peoples or other holders of place-based knowledge can collaborate to guide knowledge creation and application. Contributions by scientists and Indigenous or other local knowledge holders are equally welcome. Notices of intent are due by 10 December 2021, full papers by 15 February 2022.


Call for Papers - Sustainable Digitalization - A European Perspective



The special issue of GAIA on sustainability and digitalization aims to contribute to seizing this window of opportunity and carving out a European way of interconnected developments in sustainability and digitalization in science, politics, and civil society. Contributions that suggest practical paths for sustainability and digitalization efforts to effectively work towards common goals are invited.


Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: 24 January 2022


Call for applications for the 5th cohort of the Postdoc academy for Transformational Leadership

Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership


The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is a unique program that develops the next generation of leaders in sustainability research affiliated with a European research institution. With this year’s focus topic "Racing to climate justice? Debating the multiple temporalities of just transformations", the program provides an intensive training with four seminars in two years that broaden the research competencies of early-career researchers and promote their qualification towards transdisciplinary leadership. The program also offers seed funding to groups of participants planning to initiate research collaborations. Furthermore, an active network of current and former participants of the program will be established.

Deadline: 15 February 2022


Call for Papers - "Urban Transformations: Public Spaces"

INUAS Conference


Call for Papers for the INUAS Conference 2022 on «Urban Transformations: Public Spaces», which will take place from September 7th-9th 2022 at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur, Switzerland. We are looking forward to receiving your papers, planned or implemented projects and interventions in the five sections – PARTICIPATION / ECOLOGY / MOBILITY AND ENERGY / DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT and METHODOLOGY.


Deadline: 31 January 2022


SPSP 2022 Call for Papers

Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice


The Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice is an interdisciplinary community of scholars who approach the philosophy of science with a focus on scientific practice and the practical uses of scientific knowledge. The SPSP conferences provide a broad forum for scholars committed to making detailed and systematic studies of scientific practices. The conferences aim at cutting through traditional disciplinary barriers and developing novel approaches. We welcome contributions from not only philosophers of science, but also philosophers working in epistemology and ethics, as well as the philosophy of engineering, technology, medicine, agriculture, and other practical fields. Additionally, we welcome contributions from historians and sociologists of science, pure and applied scientists, and any others with an interest in philosophical questions regarding scientific practice.


Deadline for abstract submisison: 1 February 2022


SNSF Starting Grants 2022

The SNSF Starting Grants 2022 target researchers who wanted to apply for a 2022 ERC Starting Grant or for an SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship. Consequently, there will be no Eccellenza call 2022. The aim is to maintain Switzerland's strong position as a centre of research excellence whilst offering an opportunity similar to Eccellenza for outstanding researchers to establish and to lead a research group within the Swiss research landscape. The scheme is open to all research disciplines and topics.


Deadline: 1st February 2022


COLOURS2022 Bridging Science with Art

COLOURS2022 is dedicated to Modern and Contemporary art, with a special focus on mural painting and street art. The scope of the conference is to promote a forum between the several disciplines that study colour in its wide perspectives in art and bring together scientists, from both analytical and conservation fields, artists and institutions to discuss the most recent advances in technology applied to colour imaging, diagnosis, conservation and management of cultural heritage. The organisators invite to submit an abstract in the following topics: 1) Colour history and symbolism in the 20 and 21 centuries, 2) Old and new colour materials and their origin/manufacture/uses, 3) Colour deterioration (origin, types, mechanisms), 4) Science and technology applied to colour studies, 5) Challenges for conservation-restoration.


Deadline: 28 Febeuary 2022


Thermodynamics 2.0 conference - Call for abstracts 

Thermodynamics 2.0 is all about the coevolution of sciences - identifying and connecting the dots of scientific revolutions in the natural and social sciences. The IAISAE is soliciting one-page abstract on the conference themes. Among the topics to be discussed at the conference are: Transport phenomenon: mass, momentum and energy; Self-organization and organizational force; Human and human society; Complex System; Emergence in structures; Evolution; Social dynamics: Population, Power and Network and much more.


Deadline: 30 April 2022


Impact Collaboration Programme (ICP) 2022 

The Impact Collaboration Programme is a funding instrument that aims to generate new opportunities for science-policy engagement within the Geneva ecosystem and enhance the quality of boundary-spanning activities at the interface of science and international policy. The ICP supports collaborative projects which explicitly bridge science, policy and/or implementation both in terms of aims and actors involved.


Deadline: 30 January 2022


Future of Focus Sustainability: Share Your Ideas

Focus Sustainability, the new national centre for student engagement for sustainability, supports students at all Swiss Higher Education Institutions to get meaningfully engaged with sustainability. Focus Sustainability is inviting students and higher education institution representatives across the country to share their ideas on the question: What goals should Focus Sustainability pursue in its second project phase (autumn 2022 to winter 2024)?

To give space to the individual needs of the different higher education institution types (Universities of Teacher Education, Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts, Universities), Focus Sustainability organises three separate virtual meetings in March 2022 (check our agenda). To participate please send an email to


Deadline: 27 March 2022


Call - Partizipationsgruppe «Generationenwohnen»

Im Rahmen des 3-​jährigen Forschungsprojekts «Generationenwohnen in langfristiger Perspektive – von der Intention zur gelebten Umsetzung» werden Menschen jeden Alters mit Erfahrung im generationenübergreifenden, gemeinschaftlichen Wohnen gesucht, welche bereit sind, ihre Erfahrungen mit anderen in zu teilen.


Laufzeit des Projekts: 2020-2023


SNF-Wettbewerb für wissenschaftliche Bilder

Der SNF-Wettbewerb für wissenschaftliche Bilder lädt alle in der Schweiz tätigen Forscherinnen und Forscher ein, ihre Arbeit für die Öffentlichkeit und die Medien sichtbar zu machen. Der Wettbewerb würdigt Fotografien, Bilder und Videos, die mit ihrer ästhetischen Qualität und Kraft inspirieren und Erstaunen auslösen, Wissen vermitteln und illustrieren, menschliche Geschichten erzählen oder neue Welten entdecken.


Deadline: 31. Januar 2022


Call for Projects: The role of data in achieving the SDGs, in the context of a post-pandemic recovery

Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)


The Call offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary teams working on international studies. The SNIS supports pluri-disciplinary projects in the social sciences and pluri-disciplinary projects that combine natural and social sciences. The following questions (non-exhaustive list) might be addressed: How do inequalities manifest themselves in the data landscape, and how can the use of data help to track and address inequalities that exist in different dimensions of sustainable development? What data are lacking that would help address inequality in post-Covid recovery? How to find the balance between data collection and privacy to accelerate the achievement of SDGs?


Deadline: 20 January 2021


JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022



Seit einigen Jahren agiert der SNF als Nominationsbehörde für die "Postdoctoral Fellowship" der Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Für das Jahr 2022 kann der SNF der JSPS maximal zwei Forscher/-innen vorschlagen.


Deadline: 12 January 2022


Young Academics Award 2022



Die Alpenkonvention organisiert eine neue Ausgabe des Young Academics Awards - des Preises zur Förderung junger und innovativer Forschung zu alpinen Themen.

Diese Ausgabe des Young Academics Awards fokussiert sich auf das Thema „Nachhaltiger Verkehr und Mobilität in den Alpen". Beiträge zu den folgenden damit verbundenen Unterthemen sind willkommen:

  • Güterverkehr in den Alpen;
  • Personenverkehr;
  • Individuelle nachhaltige Mobilität;
  • Tourismus.


Deadline: 30. Juni 2022


Call for contribution to Renewables Global Status Report 2022



This is a great opportunity for Early Career Researchers and PhD candidates to contribute to the annual global status report (GSR) on renewable energy, the GSR2022.
The GSR relies on volunteers from the research, government, and private sectors from around the world to produce the annual report, and so to improve data collection and to close data-gaps at a regional level/technology area/policy area/ etc. It is directly related to the number of people and hours being contributed. 
There is an expression of interest form in the link just below, or contact Ines directly by reply email if you are interested in contributing.


Deadline: 28 February 2022


Transdisciplinary Insights

Transdisciplinary Insights (TI) is an open access student journal dedicated to giving a forum to transdisciplinary research and systems thinking. The journal communicates the results of cross-disciplinary collaboration by masters students and early career researchers, stimulated by the KU Leuven Honours Programme, in close interaction with societal actors. This ambitious journal will present refreshing outside-the-box insights and new ideas that have the potential to find their way to the established research environment. All contributions are peer-reviewed and meet academic quality standards.


Citizen Science: Theory and Practice

Citizen Science: Theory and Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by Ubiquity Press on behalf of the Citizen Science Association. The journal focuses on advancing the global field of citizen science by providing a venue for citizen science researchers and practitioners to share best practices in conceiving, developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining projects that facilitate public participation in scientific endeavors in any discipline. Authors include scientists, educators, community organizers, information technologists, conservation biologists, evaluators, land-use planners, and more. Readers include anyone interested in understanding and improving practice of the growing citizen science field. As an open-access journal no fees are charged to view any part of the journal, which is supported by nominal author’s fees.

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