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Research grants on social resilience themes

for professors, associated lecturers and senior lecturers

As part of a research stimulating initiative, the Faculty of Social Sciences is announcing research grants on the broad theme of social resilience. The aim of the research grants is to promote research related to social resilience and to encourage trans- and interdisciplinary research and joint applications.

About the grant

The grant covers 20% of the salary costs for a year with the possibility to extend by one additional year (OH costs are not covered).

The successful candidate is supposed to add parts of her or his faculty funded research time to the granted 20 percent.

The expected starting date is 1 March 2022.

Expected output

  • Work towards the faculty’s larger research agenda on social resilience, as well as work on concrete ideas about research projects and activities to realize the agenda.
  • An inter-disciplinary research proposal is drafted and ready for submission.
  • Contribute to the inter-disciplinary social resilience research environment at the faculty by actively participating in seminars and other activities.


Professors and associated and senior lecturers employed at the Faculty of Social Sciences can apply. 

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the collective effort of the faculty’s research agenda on social resilience.


  • A grant proposal (max. 2 pages) that includes:
    - Justification and formulation of a research idea contributing to the broad theme of social resilience.
    - Explanation how this research idea relates and adds to the applicant’s current research activities.
    - Reflections about the extent to which the research idea would benefit of inter-disciplinary contributions from within Social Science but also from other faculties.
  • Full CV
  • The approval of the head of department (equivalent) certifying that the reduction in other work duties is possible.


Please send your application no later than 15 January 2022 to Faculty Coordinator Helen Wiman, helen [dot] wiman [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se.


Applications are assessed by a working group composed of the Vice-dean and at least two of the Faculty Research Council members. The Dean makes the decision on the grants.


Elin Hermansson
Faculty Coordinator
elin [dot] hermansson [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se

What is social resilience?

Social resilience can be broadly understood as the ability of persons, groups or communities to withstand and recover from external stresses, such as environmental change or social, economic or political upheaval.

Download the call for applications