Support for applicants for the call "Action for Sustainable Future"
Kick-off and match-making
Idea sketches for potential projects could be submitted until June 30, 2021. All submitters were invited to the kick-off event in July 2021, at which the ASF hub was presented, possible cooperations could be formed and initial networks could be tied.
Support during the application process
Applicants were offered a range of support services for writing project proposals, consisting of individual advice and workshops on various topics. Advice was provided, for example, on fleshing out project ideas, sharpening questions or preparing budget and time plans. Additionally, workshops were organized by the ASF hub to explore the possibilities of social involvement and the development of an impact strategy, and concrete writing support was provided on the basis of a template.
Support for selected key projects until the end of their duration.
The selected projects will receive individual and joint project coaching from a broad expert network consisting of artists, scientists, and other people with relevant expertise during their entire duration. This allows sharpening and improving questions or solving project-specific problems.
An important goal of the ASF hub is the interlinking of the key projects. The peer-network enables networking and synergies between the key projects and contributes to their long-term continuation.
Researchers and experts involved in the ASF hub have access to various opportunities for capability building and education programmes in relation to transdisciplinary research, participatory methods, and collaborations between society, science, and the arts.
The homepage and the social media channels of the ASF hub will also be available to key projects to present themselves broadly during their duration and to be able to publish initial results.
All key projects supported by the ASF hub, as well as the ASF hub itself, will be continuously evaluated to ensure sustainable societal impact.
The ASF hub will be investigated through accompanying social science research led by Prof. Sarah Davies at the Institute of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna. This research focuses on the organization of co-creation and creates opportunities for collaborative learning.