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Food & Cities Seed Funding Call 2024

Published: 04 April 2024
Neon sign with words about food and beverage.

Researchers at SLU can now apply for seed funding from Food & Cities. The seed funding call aims to support cross-disciplinary research that explores the systemic relations of food systems and urban development and how these relationships influence the transformation toward sustainable societies. The deadline for the application is 24th April 2024.

The purpose of the Food & Cities seed funding call

The purpose of the call is to support cross-disciplinary research that explores the interconnection and interaction of food systems and urban centers; the complex sustainability challenges that arise from these urban food dynamics; and innovative solutions to address these multi-sectoral and multi-scalar issues. Projects should take a holistic view of the relationships between food, place and people specifically in the urban context or in relation to processes of urbanization; and address current sustainability and food security challenges.

What can you apply for? 

  1. Short-term projects/pilot studies, which could be the basis for larger cross-disciplinary projects
  2. Writing applications with a multi-, inter-, or transdisciplinary approach.

The funds can be used for salary (only for employees at SLU), costs of stay and travel for those involved in the project and for organizing seminars/workshops/consortium building. 

Who can apply? 

Researchers at any faculty at SLU. Involving junior colleagues is encouraged. It is also encouraged to involve one or more key actors outside of academia as co-applicants. 

How much can you apply for? 

We will grant two projects SEK 50,000 each. 

Call deadline 

Tuesday 24th April 2024 (prolonged from 26th March).

How to apply?

Instructions on how and when to apply and about reporting of the project can be found at the Food & Cities web page.

More information

Please contact Food & Cities coordinator Andrew Gallagher,


Welcome with your application!


Food & Cities is a collaboration between SLU Future Food and SLU Urban Futures. The project communicates SLU’s existing research and aims to create new encounters between different disciplines and sectors. The project seeks to identify knowledge gaps and cross-disciplinary research questions and investigates how a long-term thematic focus on food and cities could be established at SLU.