Una Europa is launching a special edition of its seed funding initiative. This special edition forms part of the NAWA-funded DIGITALIZED! project, carried out by Jagiellonian University under the “Academic International Partnerships” programme. The special edition is exclusively targeting young researchers from Una Europa universities interested in collaborating on digital technologies for society.
Broad scope, four topics
The Una Europa Seed Funding Initiative aims to initiate collaborative activities among the academic community of the partner universities. If you are a young researcher (PhD plus 8 years), this is your opportunity to build an Una Europa network to work on e.g. joint publications, grant proposals, new research collaboration, business-academia cooperation, cooperation with social institutions, science-based citizen-engagement actions or science communication formats.
The broad thematic scope for this DIGITALIZED! call is how digital technologies shape societies. More concretely, the financed projects should address one of the following topics in an interdisciplinary way:
- Digital mind: mind – machine interaction; extended mind; the influence of digital technologies on the functioning of the human mind; digital tools to aid research on brain & mind; new algorithms to aid decision-making; related ethical and legal issues.
- Digital communities: the influence of digital technologies on communities; the nature and dynamics of online communities; virtual and blended spaces for communities; alienation in the digital age; digital communication; related ethical and legal issues.
- Digital governance: the role of digital technologies in all levels of governance; e-democracy; values in the digital world; law and Artificial Intelligence; the legal status of autonomous machines; legal regulations of digital technologies.
- Digital economy: the 4th industrial revolution; digital technologies and circular economy; digital technologies and sustainability; economic decision-making in the digital era; digital tools to aid economic policy-making; related ethical and legal issues.