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Proposal writing

The theme focuses on proposal writing, in particular the issue of formulating societal relevance, indicating which SDG's the proposal will affect, and demonstrating sustainability impacts.


These workshops will support the capacity to address SDG targets in research proposals, generate a discussion on how impact can be measured, and support reflection on which effects research projects have on human societies and the environment. The researchers will both exchange experiences and benefit from the expertise of invited guest participants. 

You will find materials, e.g. Power Point presentations, summaries, and other outcomes from the workshops gathered in LU Box -

This year's workshops within the theme

10 November: SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy: The goal is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030

The workshop aims to discuss how research within Lund University can contribute to make SDG 7 a reality. Today researchers at Lund University are developing new and more energy efficient materials and devices with the power to improve energy infrastructures as well as harvesting fossil-free energy. But in order to reach the goal, modern energy for all, we also need to transform our society as a whole. In the workshop we will discuss social and environmental impacts of emerging solutions in this area, consider funding trends, and provide an opportunity to explore possible collaboration across research groups.

The workshop is arranged in collaboration with the Strategic Research Areas NanoLund, ELLIIT and BECC. 

More information will be provided shortly. 

Information and registration at

NanoLund -

25 November: Social and environmental impacts across contexts - bringing in global perspectives

Sustainability impacts of innovations will typically be highly dependent on existing and future policies. Significant differences also exist between countries or regions, depending on resources, income disparities, demographics, geography and institutional structures. The focus of this workshop will be on exploring how estimation of impacts for research proposals can be more firmly grounded in local conditions, as well as considering how disruptions and systemic shifts can lead to diverging scenarios.

The workshop is arranged in collaboration with the Strategic Research Areas MECW and EXODIAB.

More information will be provided shortly.

Information and registration at


Doctoral course

In connection to this theme the doctoral course Sustainability impact will be arranged, open to all doctoral students.

More information will be provided shortly.


Target group

Workshops will mainly target researchers, doctoral students and research coordinators/ administrators from the Strategic Research Areas, but the workshops will be open to all staff within Lund University. 


Project manager

Helen Avery

helen [dot] avery [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se

Project coordinator

Cerina Wittbom

cerina [dot] wittbom [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

Communications officer

Izabella Rosengren

izabella [dot] rosengren [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se