Call: Environment and sustainability without boundaries

Apply now for funding to enhance transdisciplinary collaborations in environment and sustainable development (ESD) at KTH.

KTH Sustainability Office is looking for project applications that support multidisciplinary collaborations within KTH with relevance to environment and sustainable development. Funding of maximum SEK 100 000 per project is available and will be disbursed during 2019.

New for 2019 is that proposals targeting collaboration with small or medium sized enterprises (SME:s) can apply for additionally SEK 50 000 for developing the collaboration.

Proposals for projects addressing the KTH Sustainable Development Objectives are welcome, and we especially encourage applications that develop new collaborations across KTH’s schools.

Examples of activities that can apply for funding are:

  • Activities related to KTH’s overall sustainability objectives 2016-2020
  • Projects involving bachelor and master level students within the framework of their education, preferably within areas related to environment and sustainable development on campus.
  • Seed funding for multidisciplinary research projects that could lead to new research applications.
  • Project looking at the interdependencies between different the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Aim to increase collaboration between KTH and Akademiska Hus, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute or Stockholm Environment Institute, or KTH’s strategic partners.
  • Aim to start a collaboration with a small or medium sized enterprise (SME).
  • Develop a new course with the expertise of several departments/schools.
  • Arrange a conference or seminar series with an interdisciplinary theme.
  • Start a University-wide network, or to carry out activities in an existing network.

Environment and sustainability without boundaries

To apply, please fill in the template. Deadline for application: April 26 2019. Application template (docx 17 kB)

How to Apply: Use the attached template for the application, maximum two pages. Applicants must be employees of KTH and the funding used primarily within KTH.

When assessing the applications, the following criteria, among other things, will be used:

  • Does the proposed project increase the multidisciplinary connections?
  • Does it support new collaborations?
  • Are different KTH schools engaged in the proposal?
  • What ESD relevance does the project have?
  • How open / closed is the project? (Examples of open projects are networks, external courses and conferences; examples of closed projects are internal conferences.)
  • Does the project increase student engagement?

Funded projects are required to submit a shorter report summarizing the results of the project approximately one year after the disbursement date. This report must include a short popular scientific description of the project to be used in KTH-Sustainability’s newsletters, websites, etc.

Deadline for application: April 26, 2019. Send your application to

For more information please contact or Karin Larsdotter, who can also help with contacts within KTH.

KTH Sustainability Office

The KTH Sustainability Office coordinates the Environmental management system for KTH and works to integrate sustainable development within all levels of strategic and operational activities. The Vice President for Sustainable Development leads the integration within education, research and collaboration, and the integration into operation and facilities is led by the Environmental Manager. An academic reference group for sustainable development advises the Vice President and the KTH Sustainability Office regarding the integration of sustainable development. This group also appoints faculty from all KTH Schools to review the ESD proposals.