You can apply to Umeå Transformation Research Initiative (UTRI) for help with practical issues in all types of events that involves some aspect of sustainability. This means that UTRI take care of all practical details while you contribute with time and ideas. The event can be a discussion of ideas, a pilot project (ancillary costs and/or salary funds), a writing workshop, other workshops or larger conferences and panel debates with invited, international speakers.
Interdisciplinary exchange and external collaboration
The idea is that events will lead to increased interdisciplinary exchange between researchers and research groups at Umeå University. And another desired outcome is improved collaboration with other universities – both national and international – and with society.
Requirements for an UTRI event
A requirement is that the event, regardless of type, must be advertised in the UTRI network and allow for all members to register their interest. The event owner, however, can put together the desired group based upon the registered stakeholders.
After the event, a report must be submitted to UTRI. This report can be a short summary of what took place, or be a product such as an op-ed, a policy brief or a published paper.
For larger events with invited keynote speakers, you must also include a session open to the public to participate in. This could be in the form of a short lunch lecture or equivalent.
Any results from events and activities within UTRI will be published on our web site to share our knowledge. Results can also be spread through our mailing list.
Please note that you are not required to publish such ideas, unpublished articles or applications that have not yet been made public. In those cases, a brief summary is sufficient. Although, when the results have been made public, we would very much like to provide a link to it on the UTRI web site.
We take care of all practical details
UTRI will take care of all practical details necessary to bring your idea to life. This could be renting premises, sending out invitations, making travel and accommodation arrangements, and order potential snacks or meals for the event. We also take responsibility for all communications in the UTRI network and for contacts with various media when suitable. It is also possible to receive grants for salary, for example in a pilot study. When applying for salary, it must be clear for what purposes, for whom and how many hours and planned funding sources for the future research project. Salary funding require approval of the head of department.
The application for UTRI events in open. Use the form below.
UTRI grants funding for small events up to SEK 20,000 and bigger events up to SEK 80,000. Selection will take place continuously (larger events may take longer).
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