Skip to main content

Closed call 2023-12-01: Digital Futures 2024 Summer Early Career programme – SEC programme 

The Digital Futures 2024 Summer Early Career visiting programme aims to provide early career scholars at non-Swedish universities with support to enable short and mid-term visits to the Digital Futures environment (minimum 1 month, maximum 5 months) during the summer months – May to September 2024. This funding programme aims to support tenure-track academics who wish to benefit from a sabbatical within Digital Futures. How this time away from a home institution is used is flexible and for the visiting scholar to decide.

Our hope for this programme of funding is to broaden the diversity of those taking part in Digital Futures to enable new global perspectives on digitalisation research to influence our progress.  In all cases, we intend that the SEC programme should enrich the activities of Digital Futures through participation in, for example, research, teaching, events, and mentorship of PhD and Post-Doctoral researchers.

Applications to this funding programme are made on behalf of a proposed SEC scholar by a Digital Futures faculty member. As a potential SEC scholar, you should first make contact with a Digital Futures faculty member with whom you would like to cooperate during your time in the Digital Futures environment.

Link to Digital Futures Faculty members

If successfully funded, this Digital Futures faculty member will be your host during your visit, offering practical support as necessary to help ensure the success of the visit. Only KTH Digital Futures faculty members can be hosts of a scholar in residence. Stockholm University or RISE Digital Futures faculty members can be co-hosts.  We would like to encourage applications from women and minority candidates as these groups are currently underrepresented within similar funding mechanisms.

What the call offers

  • Funding (up to 30,000 SEK / month) to cover housing, travel and other costs associated with the residency. The funding does not include salary costs.
  • An international workplace and environment.
  • Access to Digital Futures’ resources, its academic and industrial partners network, infrastructure and testbeds, events and happenings.
  • A maximum of 5 applications will be funded.


  • The applicant must be employed in a tenure-track position at a non-Swedish university.
  • The applicant should not have spent more than 12 months in Sweden during the 3 years before the date of application.
  • The applicant should not already have an affiliate position at Stockholm University, KTH or RISE.
  • The applicant should be either an assistant professor or associate professor (grade or equivalent) and have completed their PhD within 10 years from the date of the application (1 December 2023).

Before applying, the Digital Futures host must have ensured that his/her department is prepared to receive a SEC scholar and that appropriate administrative procedure is followed.

Important dates

Deadline for applications:  1 December 2023

Application process

Applications should be made by a Digital Futures faculty member who acts as a sponsor for the proposed SEC scholar.

The application should consist of the following:

  • 2-page CV alongside a full publication list of the proposed SEC scholar
  • 1-page description of the proposed SEC scholar competencies related to Digital Futures, planned activities, including how the scholar will engage with Digital Futures, and planned start date and end date (these should fall between May and September 2024).
  • Budget specifying anticipated costs for the visit
  • A letter of support from sponsoring Digital Futures faculty member
  • Applications and/or questions should be sent to (please write “SEC programme” in the subject of your e-mail)
  • Applications will be assessed by the Digital Futures Executive Committee. Decisions will be typically made within one month of submission.

Contact & Questions

Contact for further questions. Please include “SEC programme” in the subject of your email.