Teams of two or more researchers are invited to submit novel multidisciplinary project proposals in this funding call, to help launch projects that benefit from collaboration across disciplines and methodologies.
Three projects will access funding for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship. These shared postdoctoral fellows, supervised by multidisciplinary teams of researchers spanning departments at Umeå University or the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, enable new collaborations to grow from an idea into tangible new research.
The Integrated Science Lab (IceLab) supports the successful project teams along their multidisciplinary journey by hosting the selected postdoctoral fellows in IceLab’s interdisciplinary research hub, participating in all activities and connecting with IceLab researchers daily. IceLab members explore the uncharted territory between traditional disciplines, and regularly integrate theoretical, computational and empirical work. In addition, the supervising project team of an IceLab multidisciplinary postdoctoral fellow become IceLab affiliates in turn.
IceLab offers opportunities for collaborative sparks to light at events like the Lunch Pitches, which are currently active. Up to three pitchers can present an idea and meet potential collaborators in the follow up discussions during the lunch pitches. There are still possibilities to give a Lunch Pitch this spring and fall, for those interested in starting down the path from idea, to spark, to a funded shared project.
Information Meeting and Application
IceLab invites you to join an information meeting on the current multidisciplinary postdoctoral project call on April 26th at 13:30, in KBC Glasburen or through Zoom (https://icelab.se/event/info-session-icelab-postdoc-program/ ). During this meeting the project selection process will be explained, and researchers interested in finding a partner to submit a project proposal with will be offered the opportunity to pitch their ideas. Register in advance if you are interested in attending. The deadline to submit project proposals is May 26th. More information on the project call, registration for the information meeting and link to the application portal can be found on IceLab’s website: https://icelab.se/opportunities/icelab-multidisciplinary-postdoctoral-fellowship-project-call/
Past funded projects
This is the third year IceLab has offered these multidisciplinary postdoctoral fellowships. In 2020 and 2021, 28 applicant teams including participants from 17 different departments or organisations proposed projects.
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