SRA workshop series: Finding opportunities for solving real world problems
Do you want to learn more about how to relate your research to sustainable development and initiate collaborations with researchers in other fields? The Strategic Research Areas, in collaboration with Sustainability Forum, is arranging a series of workshops with focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, during 2021. This workshop is the second within the theme Policy and international research development.
The SDGs will increasingly guide funding agency activities, and need to be considered now, by everyone, regardless of the focus of research. How do we navigate these calls and be forward thinking in order to write the grants? How do we develop transdisciplinary collaborations within and outside academia and create innovative solutions, as opposed to feeling restricted by policy?
Invited speakers will share their vision of trends in the funding agencies, particularly concerning innovation calls. The workshop will include two sessions of breakout rooms: one on funding opportunities, one on collaboration opportunities, to find and create prospects to address the SDGs in upcoming grant calls, as well as to engage with funding agency activities.
More information regarding the program will be provided closer to the workshop.
The workshop is arranged in collaboration with the Strategic Research Areas StemTherapy, MultiPark and MECW.
Aim of the workshop series
As the climate and other planetary crises escalate, there is a need to develop the SRAs to better meet the societal challenges and to find solutions to achieve a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development worldwide.
The aim of the workshops is to develop work processes of common interest, exchange experiences and strengthen sustainability collaboration between research areas, as well as to create a broader reflection on sustainability issues at Lund university and in society. The sustainable development goals can in this context function as a common language connecting academic activities with policy goals.
Workshops will mainly target researchers, doctoral students and research coordinators/administrators from the Strategic Research Areas, but the workshops will be open to all staff within Lund University.