Call: Graduate School in Energy Systems

In this call we welcome researchers who would like to supervise interdisciplinary PhD projects that study challenges within the energy system.

The call is aimed at senior researchers who are interested in supervising PhD students while participating in interdisciplinary research projects. The projects are expected to broaden the scope of knowledge and generate new perspectives on the world's energy- and societal challenges in order to make the transition into sustainable energy systems.

The application should include the financing of two to three graduate students for four years of study. The projects are expected to consist of PhD students from both the social sciences/humanities research disciplines and the technological/natural sciences. Researchers and PhD students with an interdisciplinary background could also take part in the programme by collaborating with project members from a complementing perspective.

Additionally, supervisors and PhD students within the project must be situated in different universities.

Who can apply?

  • Universities and colleges (humanities or social sciences, technological-, natural- or interdisciplinary sciences)
  • Research institutes (must partner with an actor that has degree-awarding powers) Research institutes (must partner with an actor that has degree-awarding powers) 

Decisions about which projects will be granted funding will be taken by the Swedish Energy Agency by June 2020. The earliest start date for successful projects is June 2020 and they may run until 31 December 2024 at the latest.

About the Graduate School in Energy Systems

The Graduate School in Energy Systems is an interdisciplinary graduate school in energy system studies. The main purpose of the graduate school is to create interdisciplinary expertise and knowledge with a holistic view of energy issues and energy systems. Interdisciplinary trained researchers have relevant and sought-after skills that are attractive for the corporate sector, the public sector and academia. The joint course package and activities are coordinated by the graduate school’s collaborative forum.

Skype meeting about the call

During the Skype meeting you will get more information about the call and the application process. The information will be in Swedish, but you are welcome to ask us questions in English.


  • November 6, 2019, 12.30 – 13.30
  • December 5, 2019, 10.00 – 11.00

To connect to the Skype meeting, use the following links.


Application deadline February 4 2020. Phone support is available until 16.00.