Tema T's visiting fellowships in "Urban and regional climate transition" offer an exciting opportunity for researchers to explore interdisciplinary perspectives and contribute to transformative changes in urban and regional planning, governance, and sustainability amidst the ongoing climate crisis.

The visiting fellowship programme provides opportunities for both junior and senior researchers (including doctoral candidates or researchers on sabbatical or writing retreat) to spend between two weeks and three months at the vibrant interdisciplinary research environment of our Department of Thematic Studies, Tema T - Technology and Social Change. While ample time is given to pursuing your own research or writing, we expect visiting fellows to participate in our weekly seminars and engage with researchers at Tema T.

Dealing with the ongoing climate crisis requires transformative changes in the way we live, work and produce, but also how we plan, govern and develop cities and regions. We are interested in research fellows working with such questions in a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. Some examples of possible fields of interests are:

  • the role of urban and regional planning in sustainability transitions; new tools and approaches for strategic and transformative planning
  • the governance of socio-technical change; building capacities for transformation
  • the role of social movements, grassroots innovations or energy communities
  • new instruments and strategies for urban transformative change - socio-technical experiments, system demonstrators, reflexive monitoring and evaluation, infrastructures for learning
  • social transformation and the role of knowledge and policy
  • critical analysis of transition concepts; conflict, controversy and friction in transition processes; questions of justice, equality, democracy and marginalisation in transitions

As a fellow you will be provided with a fully equipped apartment during your stay as well as a workplace with IT and library infrastructure at our department. Moreover, the fellowship can cover your travel costs to and from Linköping. We also support applications for additional funding, e.g. through the Erasmus+ staff or teaching exchange.

Application deadline for the coming academic year is 15 September 2023. However, applications are also accepted on a rolling basis pending on the availability of funding. To apply, please fill in your personal information and preferred period of stay in our electronic form and attach a CV and expression of interest, including plans for your stay, of up to three pages.

We are looking forward to receiving your application and hopefully future research visit at our department.