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Call for ICT seed projects 2023

Call for proposals within ICT strategic areas and involving interdisciplinary approaches.​

Important dates:

  • NEW! Submission date: 9 May, at 09.00, 2022
  • Notification: mid-June, 2022
  • Expected start of the project: January 2023


The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Area of Advance (AoA) provides financial support for SEED projects, i.e., projects involving innovative ideas that can be a starting point for further collaborative research and joint funding applications. 
We will prioritize research projects that involve researchers from different research communities (for example across ICT departments or between ICT and other Areas of Advances) and who have not worked together before (i.e., have no joint projects/publications). 
Research projects involving a gender-balanced team and younger researchers, e.g., assistant professors, will be prioritized. Additionally, proposals related to sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals are encouraged.
Note: Only researchers employed at Chalmers can apply and can be funded. PhD students cannot be supported by this call.  Applicants and co-applicants of research proposals funded in the 2021 and 2022 ICT SEED calls cannot apply. 

The total budget of the call is 1 MSEK. We expect to fund 3-5 projects

Details of the call

  • The project should include at least two researchers from different divisions at Chalmers (preferably two different departments) who should have complementary expertise, and no joint projects/publications.
  • Proposals involving teams with good gender balance and involving assistant professors will be prioritized.
  • The project should contribute to sustainable development. 
  • The budget must be between 100 kSEK and 300 kSEK, including indirect costs (OH). The budget is mainly to cover personnel costs for Chalmers employees (but not PhD students). The budget cannot cover costs for equipment or travel costs to conferences/research visits. 
  • The project must start in early 2023 and should last 3-6 months. 

What must the application contain?

The application should be at most 3 pages long, font Times–Roman, size 11. In addition, max 1 page can be used for references. Finally, an additional one-page CV of each one of the applicants must be included (max 4 CVs). Proposals that do not comply with this format will be desk rejected (no review process).
The proposal should include:
a) project title 
b) name, e-mail, and affiliation (department, division) of the applicants
c) the research challenges addressed and the objective of the project; interdisciplinary aspects should be highlighted; also the applicant should discuss how the project contributes to sustainable development, preferably in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Try to be specific and list the targets within each Goal that are addressed by your project.
d) the project description 
e) the expected outcome (including dissemination plan) and the plan for further research and funding acquisition
f) the project participants and the planned efforts
g) the project budget and activity timeline

Evaluation criteria

  • Team composition
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Novelty
  • Relevance to AoA ICT and Chalmers research strategy as well as to SDG
  • Dissemination plan
  • Potential for further research and joint funding applications
  • Budget and project feasibility​

The application should be submitted as one PDF document.

The proposals will be evaluated by the AoA ICT management group and selected Chalmers researchers.

Questions can be addressed to Erik Ström

General information about the ICT Area of Advance can be found at ​


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