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Lund University Agenda 2030 Award

Rewarding the most inspiring contribution to the sustainable development goals

The Lund University Agenda 2030 Award aims to promote innovative and interdisciplinary research on sustainable development by early career scholars at the university. The nominations for the Agenda 2030 Award 2023 is now closed.

Lund University PhD students, post docs, and researchers with a PhD exam no older than five years can be nominated.

The winner will be awarded 25 000 SEK and the announcement and prize ceremony will take place at the annual Lund Sustainability Week (Hållbarhetsveckan).

Articles, PhD theses, essays, and other types of publications related to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals that may be of general interest and published within the last five years can be nominated for the award, as well as performances or non-textual artefacts.

The nominations will be assessed by relevance in relation to the themes of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, academic quality, and novelty/innovative approach. The nominated work should be interdisciplinary in character and accessible to a wider audience.

How to nominate

Nominations can be submitted by employees and students affiliated with Lund University, and must include a short motivation and explanation of how the nominated research is linked to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It is not possible to nominate yourself.

Nominations for the award should be submitted to the Agenda 2030 Graduate School no later than 1 February 2023. The Lund University Agenda 2030 Graduate School steering board will select the winner.

Please send the following information, in max 1 A4 page, to kristina [dot] jonsson [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se and ylva [dot] van_meeningen [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se:

  • The nominated piece of work and contact information of the nominated researcher
  • The nomination text
  • Name, phone number, and e-mail address of the one who makes the nomination

Please note “Agenda 2030 Award” in the email subject line.

The prize will be awarded annually. The award is considered a scholarship from a tax regular point of view.