CoDesign4Transitions (CoD4T) offers 13 PhD positions across eight different universities

The Social Design Unit at University of Southern Denmark, together with beneficiary universities Aalborg University, SWPS University, Vrije Universiteit, RMIT Europe and Politecnico di Milano and associated partners University of the Arts London and Moholy-Nagy Muveszeti Egyetem, has been awarded a grant of over 2mil EUR by the European Commission – European Research Executive Agency – for the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Doctoral Networks of the European Union’s Horizon Europe framework programme. This prestigious network is also complemented by 13 associated partners that will strengthen the training, employability and professional development of doctoral candidates.

The CoDesign4Transitions network is dedicated to nurturing the talents of 13 transdisciplinary Doctoral Researchers between January 2024-December 2027. The doctoral researchers will carry out new research and develop skills at the intersection of co-design, sustainability, service and systems design, democratic innovation, and climate transitions. In the context of contentious sustainability transitions, the project will provide these researchers with a unique opportunity to pioneer democratic design methodologies for climate transitions in an interdisciplinary, intersectoral environment.

The 13 non-academic partners from business, civil society, policy and local government will offer researchers secondments, training and support to develop new methodological approaches and develop and test their research in context, leading to positive local impacts across Europe.

The network is led by Lucy Kimbell from University of the Arts London and Marzia Mortati from Politecnico di Milano. Recruitment is now underway to identify 13 transdisciplinary researchers from anywhere in the world (subject to Marie Curie mobility rules), 10 funded by MCSA and three funded by the Hungarian and UK Governments, who will be employed and supervised within this network.

Announcement of positions will be available in January 2024. Follow updates on LinkedIn. To read more about it, participate in the webinars and apply for one of the positions, please visit the project website Co-Design4Transitions.