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.

Please see below our open calls if you are interested in joining us.


WASP-HS announces PhD in Society
Supporting collaborations between Swedish organisations and universities in research directions within the humanities and social sciences.
Application deadline: To be announced.


WASP-HS announces Innovative Collaboration Projects (ICP)
To strengthen the scientific competence of young researchers through a competitive program of collaboration with public and/or private partners, in research directions related to the humanities and social sciences.
Application deadline: To be announced.


Doctoral position within the project AI, the Social Contract and Democracy (University of Gothenburg.)
Application deadline: 25 February, 2021.


Assistant Professor in the History of Media and Environment with specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (KTH, Royal Institute of Technology.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 15 February, 2021.


Associate Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Science or Theoretical Philosophy (Lund University.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 15 February, 2021.


Associate Senior University Lecturer in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a focus on health, autonomy and well-being (Umeå University.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 10 February, 2021.  


Associate Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Global Politics of AI and Health (Malmö University.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 1 February, 2021.


Associate Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in computer science (Malmö University.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 1 February, 2021.


Associate Senior Lecturer in the project AI, the Social Contract and Democracy (University of Gothenburg.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 1 February, 2021.


Associate Senior Lecturer in Political Science (Uppsala University.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 1 February, 2021. 


Associate Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law (Uppsala University.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 1 February, 2021. 


Previous calls:

Associate Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Legal Informatics (Stockholm University.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 18 January, 2021.  


Assistant Professor with tenure track in Interaction design specialized in Interactive AI (Chalmers University of Technology.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.  
Application deadline: 15 January, 2021.


Associate Senior Lecturer in Forest Management, with specialization in Artificial Intelligence (SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 4 January, 2021. 


Affiliated PhD Students 2020 (application period is closed)

WASP-HS hereby announces 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.
Application deadline: Deadline for applications is 22 May 2020, extended to 22 September, 2020.
Read more about the call.


Call for proposals for Assistant Professors (application period is closed)

WASP-HS aims to realize excellent research and develop competence on the consequences and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems for the individual person and society. Part of this initiative, is the appointment of up to 10 assistant professors (equivalent to biträdande lektor).
Call opens on 25 March 2020.
Application deadline:
10 June, 2020
Read more about the call.


Doctoral Position in Artificial Intelligence and Political Language With the GRIPES Project
Application deadline:
15 April, 2020


Doctoral Student Position in Quantum Law
Application deadline:
18 March, 2020


PhD Student Position In Machine Learning For Data From Political Science
Application deadline: 15 March, 2020


PhD position related to the research project Artificial intelligence, democracy and human dignity
Application deadline:
1 March, 2020


Doctoral position – Non-Verbal Signals of Trust and In-group Identification in Humans and Robots
Application deadline: 1 March, 2020


Doctoral position – Ethics from theory to robot implementations
Application deadline:
1 March, 2020


The Consequences of Predictive AI in Precision Medicine
Application deadline:
March, 2020


PhD position in Human-Computer Interaction; user experience research
Application deadline: 29 February, 2020


PhD position in Human-Computer Interaction; human-centered design
Application deadline: 29 February, 2020


PhD position in Political Science – How information and institutions affect political behavior: Applying AI technology to the study of political data
Application deadline: 18 February, 2020


Doctoral student in Critical Design of Drones Ethics and Movement
Application deadline: 12 February, 2020


Doctoral student in Critical Analysis of Drones Ethics & Movement
Application deadline: 12 February, 2020


Doctoral student project with social scientific focus on AI Transparency and Consumer Trust
Application deadline: 3 February, 2020


Doctoral student project with legal focus on AI Transparency and Consumer Trust
Application deadline: 3 February, 2020


PhD student position in psychological and social processes that influence the diffusion of AI
Application deadline: February, 2020


PhD position – Digital Companions as Social Actors: Methods for Human-AI Collaboration
Application deadline:
31 January, 2020


Doctoral position – Learning data for companion robots
Application deadline: 30 January, 2020


Doctoral position – Mastering complexity beyond Human Cognition
Application deadline: 30 January, 2020


Doctoral position – The Role of Purpose Driven Managerial Decision Making
Application deadline: 30 January, 2020


PhD position – Fair, accountable, and transparent methods for trustworthy machines
Application deadline:
29 January, 2020


PhD position – Trust and competence in the age of artificial intelligence
Application deadline:
29 January, 2020


PhD position – Biometric limits
Application deadline:
20 January, 2020


Technology adoption and the labor-market impact of structural change
In the project: The labor-market impact of firm-level adoption of AI and autonomous systems
Application deadline:
Spring 2020