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AI Labs – call to action

A collaborative fund from the faculties of Science, Geosciences and Humanities

Utrecht University encourages more collaborative, transdisciplinary, long-term and sustainable research projects with public and private organisations. With the start of the AI Labs, we aim to provide external parties and sectors with the means to address their (societal) challenges through AI and Data Science research and techniques, and to collaborate with interdisciplinary science teams at Utrecht University.

The Faculties of Science, Geosciences and Humanities have allocated funds to encourage researchers at Utrecht University to collaborate with each other and to attract funding from external parties. For this purpose, they have identified three new domains where interdisciplinary collaboration can be started in AI Labs.

  • AI & Sustainability
  • AI & Life Sciences
  • AI & Digital Humanities 

The three new labs are open to researchers from Utrecht University that have concrete plans to collaborate with external parties on any of the labs-themes. We would like to invite you to send us your inter- and transdisciplinary project ideas that could fit within one of these labs.

Submission dates

1 October 2021 – The first submission deadline (any time on earth)

1 March 2022 – The second submission deadline (any time on earth)

Information and matchmaking event

On the 2nd of September, 2021, 15:00-17:00 we will organise an AI-labs event, to elaborate on this call to action and the labs-themes, answer questions and give researchers the opportunity to pitch their project idea to find UU-collaborators.

Please register now at: this ‘Office Forms’ link.


The call criteria, submission form and thematic descriptions of the three new AI Labs can be found on: https://intranet.uu.nl/kennisbank/ai-labs


E-mail: ai-labs@uu.nl

Website: https://www.uu.nl/en/research/ai-labs

Intranet: https://intranet.uu.nl/kennisbank/ai-labs