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Open project call

KTH Climate Action Centre is now launching its first call for new projects. The projects must address Climate Action, meaning solutions for advancing climate mitigation or adaptation. Project proposals regarding research, collaboration, education or communication are all welcome.

Application and deadline

Use the application form to apply: Application form KTH Climate Action Centre project call

Applicants must be employees of KTH and the funding is to be used primarily within KTH.

Application deadline: 30 april 2022.

About the centre – vision and mission

KTH Climate Action Centre has the vision to shape a world with net zero carbon emission and climate resilient and sustainable societies​. The mission is to do this by catalysing knowledge-driven sustainable climate action by:​

  • pursuing trans-disciplinary climate action research and education
  • engaging with students and citizens
  • collaborating with policy and business
  • enabling impact and innovation.

KTH Climate Action Centre is looking for project applications that either proposes a new project, or adds a “climate lens” to an already existing project. Funding usually amounts to a maximum of 200 000 SEK per project. The funding will be disbursed in 2022.

Proposals should address aspects related to climate action and the Sustainable Development Goal 13. We especially encourage applications that are multi- or interdisciplinary, also involving external organizations. Projects should be clearly connected to the vision and mission of Climate Action Centre and, ideally, also propose activities within the KTH Climate Action Centre.

Examples of research and activities

Examples of activities that can apply for funding:

  • Pilot projects within research.
  • Seed funding for multidisciplinary research projects that could lead to new research applications.
  • Desk studies for the identification of knowledge gaps crucial to Climate Action.
  • Joint projects with external partners.
  • Projects involving bachelor and master level students within the framework of their education.
  • Development of a new course with the expertise of several departments/schools.
  • Projects addressing the communication of research-based climate action knowledge to different target groups.


A number of criteria will be used in the assessment of the applications, including:

  • How does this project relate to Climate Action, SDG 13?
  • Are other SDG:s addressed as well?
  • Does the proposed project speed up the implementation of Climate Action in society?
  • Does the proposed project increase the multidisciplinary connections?
  • Does the proposed project support new collaborations?
  • Are different KTH schools engaged in the proposal?
  • Does the project increase student engagement?
  • Does the proposed project communicate research based knowledge to the public or stakeholders in order to raise awareness and speed up action?
  • Does the project have synergies with ongoing work at the KTH Climate Action Centre?

Funded projects are required to submit a report summarizing the results of the project approximately one year after the disbursement date. The report must include a short popular scientific description of the project which will be used in KTH Climate Action Centre's different channels such as newsletters and websites.


For more information please contact , Francesco Fuso-Nerini  or Karin Larsdotter .