Misum Seed Funding is a stipend promoting research on sustainability at Stockholm School of Economics. Look for our next call in early 2019.
In our first call (Oct 2018) we received applications from all seven SSE departments.
In early 2019 Misum will call for SSE researchers across all departments to apply for a second round of Misum seed funding stipend to support their research projects with the purpose of strengthening and developing SSE’s sustainability profile.
Misum, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets, aims to investigate the phenomenon of sustainability from different conceptual frameworks and theoretical disciplines. In this regard, Misum wants to engage with scholars at SSE who take an interest in studying the challenges, potential and scope of sustainability in a broad sense.
Roughly speaking, sustainable markets imply an economy that is creating lasting benefits for individuals and the society, by taking into account relevant natural resources and distributional constraints. Related research therefore might address questions ranging from economic policy, external effects (e.g. waste and pollution) and taxation to corporate cultures, supply chain management, industrial structures, innovation and change management, to quantification and measurement problems.
We invite researchers, post docs and PhD students to assess their field and research interests under these considerations and develop proposals to support specific research activities.
Research proposals must include:
1) A clear research question related to sustainability (gap in current research knowledge)
2) Relevance of research project (why this research is particularly relevant now)
3) Purpose of application (what activities will the money be spent on)
4) Budget (how much and for what activities)
The deadline for the submission of the first round of proposals was October 13, 2018. Applications received after this deadline were not considered.
Stipends are between 20 000 SEK and 50 000 SEK. Research activities may include but not be restricted to data collection, data analysis, paper development and research workshops, the invitation of international scholars, expenses related to the development of special issues for international journals, etc. The decision on stipend attributions will be related to integrability of the research results in the broad area of sustainable development.
Who can apply? The purpose of the Misum seed funding is to engage more SSE colleagues in sustainability research. Misum scholars may thus apply to this call if they do so in collaboration with scholars from other units/departments/centers of SSE.
Governance: Misum Director Mette Morsing and Misum Platform Leaders Örjan Sjöberg, Emma Sjöström and Ranjula Bali Swain will decide who receives the stipends, based on the 4 above-mentioned criteria.
I look forward to receiving your proposals.
Mette Morsing, Professor in Sustainable Markets and Director of Misum