Open Calls

The vision of The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) is to realize excellent research and develop competence on the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems with a strong investment on research in humanities and social science.

WASP-HS Affiliated PhD Students 2021
WASP-HS plans to announce a call for PhD students to be affiliated with the WASP-HS Graduate School. The purpose of the program is to provide the opportunity for a limited number of PhD students not funded by WASP-HS to be part of the WASP-HS Graduate School.
Apply between early August and the end of September 2021. More information is coming. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please email at

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Our current Open Calls

Post-doc with Focus on Democracy, Participation and Artificial Intelligence
This Project aim to examine the use of AI to facilitate citizens’ participation in democratic political deliberations.
Apply to Umeå University. Application deadline: August 15, 2021.

Post-doc in Machine Learning for Data from Political Science
This position is affiliated with the project “Bias and Methods of AI for studying Political Behavior”.
Apply to Chalmers University of Technology. Application deadline: August 31, 2021.

PhD Student in Information Studies
The doctoral student will be working on the research project Quantifying Culture: AI and Cultural Heritage Collections.
Apply to Uppsala University. Application deadline: August 16, 2021.

PhD position in sociology
The Department of Sociology is seeking candidates for a PhD position in sociology with a focus on political discourses around AI and automation.
Apply to Umeå University. Application deadline: June 28, 2021.

PhD Student in Computer Science – Detection of Contextual Political Communication
With the announced project, we want to provide methods to detect the presence of contextual advertising in the context of political communication.
Apply to Umeå University. Application deadline: June 25, 2021.

PhD Student in Social Robotics for Education
This project focuses on computer science or speech and music communication
Apply to KTH University. Application deadline: June 11, 2021.

Previous calls

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