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Seed Funding

Una Europa launches regular calls for applications for seed funding. The aim of the seed funding initiative is to support the initiation of long-term collaborative activities between the partner universities. The idea is to "plant a seed" that can eventually attract external funding.

Examples of seed-funded initiatives include, but are not limited to:

  • organising joint workshops or seminars;
  • preparing joint formats for education or research.

The criteria for eligibility, evaluation and funding are defined in the call text. As a rule of thumb, the following applies:

  • the scheme is open to all academic disciplines;
  • the project must be coordinated by senior academic staff from one Una Europa university and involve senior academic staff from at least one additional Una Europa university;
  • third parties are able to participate in the proposed activities; however, this will be at their own cost;
  • the seed funding should not duplicate funding that is otherwise available.

A selection committee consisting of members of staff from each Una Europa university is responsible for ranking proposals for funding on a competitive basis.

Una Europa Seed Funding Call 2024

With a strong emphasis on empowering early-career researchers, the Una Europa Seed Funding Call 2024 supports academics from our 11 partner universities to pursue a collaborative research, education or outreach project with counterparts across the alliance.

Browse all seed-funded projects

Since its launch in 2019, the Una Europa Seed Funding initiative has held an annual call for proposals, plus a special DIGITALIZED! edition in collaboration with NAWA, the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. Over 30 projects have successfully 'planted a seed' so far, all of which you can learn more about in our Database of Seed-Funded Projects.

Contact information

For more information on the Seed Funding Scheme, please contact: