The program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) was launched in 2020 by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. DDLS is a 12-year funding initiative to support data-driven life science in Sweden.

The programme for AI, Autonomous Systems and Software - Humanities and Social Sciences (Wasp-HS) is also a Wallenberg programme. WASP-HS is a research program in which researchers tackle the challenges and impacts of upcoming technology shifts and contribute to the development of theories and practices of human and societal aspects of AI and autonomous systems. The particular focus is on the ethical, economic, labor market, social, cultural, and legal aspects of the technological transition.

Joint call

Now Wasp-HS and DDLS have made a joint call for proposals. The aim is to explore the possibility of developing joint research projects that address mutually relevant issues of high importance that bridge the thematic profiles of the two programmes.

Areas of focus should be related to AI, autonomous systems, or data as well as the ethical, legal, social, economic, cultural or policy issues that arise in their application.

Projects must be jointly led by one researcher in a field covered by WASP-HS and one researcher in a field covered by DDLS.

Apply by 1 September 2022.