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 participation: What makes a method a good itd method?

ITD Alliance


This small- and large-group event provides a platform to discuss questions on the ‘rigour’ of inter- and transdisciplinary (itd) methods with theorists and practitioners around the world. We base the discussion on the assumption that inter- and transdisciplinarians need to justify the validity, trustworthiness, utility, and overall appropriateness of their methods. We are challenged to establish robust and coherent descriptions of methods, to enhance the traceability of itd methods and to establish joint quality criteria. Guided by discussion questions, we will explore how we express our commitment to ‘rigour’ in itd research, generate guidance for choosing and documenting the application of methods, as well as join our forces to enhance the acknowledgment of itd methods within academia. The goal of our discussions is to generate a list of key questions that must be researched or problems that must be solved to advance future conversations on ‘rigour’ of itd methods. Participants will be invited to form working groups to start addressing these questions and problems.


Deadline: 24. January 2023



Call for Members: Swiss Young Academies

Swiss Young Academies Swiss


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.

Diversity and inclusion are as central to the work of the Swiss Young Academy as is equal opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from academics from underrepresented groups in the higher education landscape. When selecting our members, we also pay special attention to diversity in terms of language regions, gender, academic disciplines, types of higher education institutions, academic degrees and age.


Deadline: 28 February 2023



Call for Conferences: Darmstädter Tage der Transformation

Schader Stiftung


Während den Darmstädter Tagen der Transformation (DTdT23) soll die Rolle von kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen (KMU) im Kontext von Veränderungsprozessen hin zu einer Nachhaltigeren Entwicklung besonders im Fokus stehen. Merken Sie sich den Termin gerne vor. Wir laden Sie ein, Ideen für dialogorientierte Veranstaltungsformate einzureichen, die sich mit KMU im Kontext der sozial-ökologischen Transformation beschäftigen. Gemeinsam mit Ihnen möchten wir die Darmstädter Tage der Transformation 2023 gestalten und eine Plattform für den Austausch von Ideen, Methoden und Good Practices bieten. Welchen Beitrag können KMU zur sozial-ökologischen Transformation leisten und wie können sie in diesem Prozess von Wissenschaft, Politik und anderen zivilgesellschaftlichen Akteuren unterstützt werden? Welche Chancen und Herausforderungen erwarten die einzelnen Branchen und Disziplinen? Und wie kann angewandte Wissenschaft gezielt in den Dialog und die proaktive Kooperation gebracht werden? Ideen zu Workshops, Tagungen, Dialogforen, Tischgesprächen, Ausstellungen sowie Abendveranstaltungen sind herzlich willkommen.


Deadline 19. Februar 2023


Call for papers - Interdisciplinary Conference 2023

Chelmsford campus


Interdisciplinary study offers an opportunity to forge a community of learning within a space where disciplinary knowledge and experiences can be shared and explored. Within this space ideas are communicated and shared, with opportunities for self-reflection and the prospect of growing inclusive values and behaviour.

The organisers invite submissions for short papers (15 minutes), hands-on workshops, and poster presentations. We are looking for submissions that report on practical experience where interdisciplinarity has had impacts on student outlook, action and vision. If the nature of education is to transform an individual by requiring them to engage with and explore new ideas, then how does interdisciplinarity help to achieve this aim? What steps are taken to get students to think more widely? In what ways does interdisciplinary study encourage students to think critically, independently and empathetically?


Deadline: 21. December 2022 (A limited number of spaces are still available, if you would like to submit.)


Become a changemaker for sustainability



Have you always wanted to make an active contribution to sustainability? Would you like to meet a group of equally motivated students while you get creative, have fun and learn about system and design thinking? Then you are the perfect match for rootlinks!

Rootlikns is a student organisation active across all five universities in Zurich with the mission of empowering students to become future sustainability changemakers. During the spring semester of 2023, you will work on a real-world sustainability challenge together with an interdisciplinary team. Through workshops, team events and mentoring, you will acquire valuable skills, become part of an inspiring network, and dsicover new career options. Join us now as a paricipant!


Deadline: 20 February 2023



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 Abstracts: Transforming Consumption-Production Systems Toward Just and Sustainable Futures

SCP-Conference 23


This inter- and transdisciplinary conference will provide a crucial opportunity to discuss recent advancements in sustainable consumption and production (SCP). It will provide a platform for building and enhancing connections between research, practice, and policy to increase understanding and action of how to move transformations to SCP forward.

Transformative social change is more likely at a confluence of a political window of opportunity. We may be facing this confluence now. On the political front, the IPCC report provides a new framing for political and policy debate, and for explicitly making sustainable consumption key to progress towards sustainable futures. The Covid pandemic has demonstrated that lifestyle changes are not beyond the realm of possibility. On the research front, a growing body of interdisciplinary work has uncovered how various aspects of the social and material world impede or enable lifestyle changes, with important insights for modelling transformations toward just, equitable and sustainable systems of production and consumption.


Deadline: 15. January 2023


Call for Exhibitors, Partners & Sponsors: 4th BaselEduCa Expo, 18 - 19 April, 2023

Insitute for Peace and Dialog


BaselEduCa Expo is a vital and unique event place to bring together various Providers, Investors, Suppliers, Candidates, Buyers and Experts via Face to Face meeting method to closely introduce Exhibitors as well actual products, programs, activities, advertisements and services in Education, Research, Employment and Career field.

Depending Applicant desire and plans following mentioned participation options existed:

- as Exhibitor during 2 Expo Dates to promote upcoming application/registration deadlines for all kind of Education, Research & Career opportunities

- as Presenter - Companies/Institutions has option to present and introduce Products, Programs or Services to audience within 20 - 40 minute period

- as Sponsor - Any State, Private or Public Institutions welcome to support BaselEduCa Expo as Diamond, Gold, Platinum or Silver Sponsor

- Advertisement - Half or Whole page Advertisement options available in BaselEduCa Expo Catalogue

- as Visitor or Guest - Entrance is Free of charge for all Visitors and Guests during 2 days BaselEduCa Expo event.


Early Bid Application Deadline: 06 Feburary 2023

Final Application Deadline: 24 March 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


Call for papers: Migration Trends, Impacts, and Pathways to Sustainability in Mountain Areas



How can migration contribute to sustainable development in mountains? Mountain Research and Development invites systematic assessments of innovative interventions or action research, empirical studies and meta-analyses on migration trends, their implications, and resulting opportunities, as well as review-based agendas for future research, policies, or action. 


Deadline: Notices of intent are due by 15 January 2023, full papers by 1 April 2023



Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)


The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is inviting applications from qualified and highly motivated students for a Summer Research Visit. The goal of the Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program is to enable discovery by bringing together data scientists and population scientists to work on focused, intensive and collaborative projects of broad societal relevance.


Deadline: 15. January 2023


Call for abstracts - Forum für ein nachhaltiges Gesundheitswesen



Für das Forum für ein nachhaltiges Gesundheitssystem vom 8. Juni 2023 in Bern lanciert die SAMW einen «Call for Abstracts». Sind Sie an einem innovativen, kreativen oder ehrgeizigen Projekt beteiligt, das einem der sieben Vorschläge im Positionspapier entspricht? Arbeiten Sie im Bereich Medizin, Gesundheitswissenschaften, Human-, Gesellschafts- oder Umweltwissenschaften? Dann machen Sie Ihr Projekt im Rahmen des Forums bekannt.


Deadline: 28. Februar 2023



10 Junior (postdoc)-/ Senior-Fellowships "Cultures of Research" (Kate Hamburger Kolleg, RWTH Aachen University)


We are pleased to announce the new Call for Fellowship Applications at Kaete Hamburger Kolleg “Cultures of Research” at RWTH Aachen University (Germany). 

Fellowships are starting in October 2023 for up to twelve months. The Kaete Hamburger Kolleg “Cultures of Research” (c:o/re) is an International Center for Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Sociology, and History of Science and Technology that fosters interdisciplinary exchange with scholars from the natural and engineering sciences, particularly in the fields of matter, life and brain research.

Applications for the academic year 2023/24 are welcomed until 31.12.2022 from scholars:

  • from the humanities, social sciences and STS to explore scientific and technological transformations related to life-likeness;
  • from natural, life and technical sciences to explore complex life-like systems; and
  • from arts, art history, science journalism and scientific illustration to explore the mediation and representation of life-likeness in science and technology.


Deadline: 31. Dezember 2022


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.


Call for seasonal schools in Switzerland  to sponsor African participants (PhD students)



Goal of the instrument: to promote research collaboration between Swiss and African PhD students of Higher Education Institutions through a Seasonal School. The Seasonal School should include inter-and (if applicable) transdisciplinary sessions to bring Swiss and African PhD students together to develop solutions for sustainability challenges, geared towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.


Deadline: 28 February 2023


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.



Call for Proposals: BRIDGE Discovery



The funding scheme Discovery is aimed at experienced researchers from all disciplines who wish to realise an innovation with great social or economic impact. They can submit a proposal on their own or as part of a consortium of up to three researchers. The project must be characterised by scientific excellence and a clear vision of a future application.

BRIDGE Discovery funds projects for up to four years. Grants cover the salaries of project employees and research costs directly linked to the project.

As of now, interested researchers can submit a letter of intent, which is mandatory for the submission of a full Discovery application, via the mySNF platform.


Deadline (letters of intent): 27 February 2023
Deadline submission propsal: 2 May 2023

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