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The Second Joint Call for Seed-Money Between WASP-HS and DDLS is Now Open

Published: February 21, 2023

Participants at the AI for Humanity and Society 2023 workshops. Photo: Charlotte Carlberg

The collaboration between the SciLifeLab & Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) and the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society, continues and during February a new call for seed money was announced. The aim of the call is to bridge the gap between researchers from the two programs by facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations, in an effort to investigate the human and social challenges of data-driven strategies developed within life sciences.

In order to be eligible, each project should aim to increase the understanding of how using artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous systems, and data-driven methodologies in life science, has effects and consequences in medicine, life sciences and/or society. The research should also have a clear potential to impact both disciplines.

Each project will be led by one researcher from each program. DDLS researchers need to be involved in one of the four data-driven research areas, molecular biology, evolution and biodiversity, prediction medicine and epidemiology or biology of infection, while WASP-HS researchers could be involved in research areas such as, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, political science, law, history, linguistics, languages, the creative arts, theology, etc. Examples of research topics include the study of ethical, legal, organizational, epistemic, economical, and cultural challenges as well as other possible topics outside of those listed.

In order to facilitate these collaborations, a networking meeting will be held online on March 6. The meeting will be divided in two parts, one with focus on information about the call and the other on networking.

In total, 3 MSEK have been allocated to the call, with 200 KSEK – 500 KSEK for each project. The application period has started and will close on March 31. To read more and apply, visit our call site here.