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Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund

Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund - Second Round (2018-19)

Building on their collaborations through the Matariki Network of Universities, Durham and Tϋbingen Universities have strengthened their bilateral ties by developing a joint seedcorn fund to source and support joint research. Through a competitive process, Durham and Tϋbingen Universities jointly advertised, selected and funded research projects to the value of 10,000- 25,000. Successful research projects are expected to result in third-party funding applications.

The first round of the competition took place in 2018 and a total of c.€100,000 was awarded to five, joint Tϋbingen-Durham research projects across the 3 faculties.

The second round of the competition took place in 2019 and awards totalling €100,000 were made in 2019 to the following projects:

  • “Illuminating the Arabian Stone-Age to Bronze-Age transition in northern Oman”
Knut Bretzke, Research Fellow (Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, TU
Derek Kennet, Associate Professor (Archaeology, DU)
Lead: Tübingen
  • “The effects of mood on effort allocation during uncertainty”
Nils Kroemer, Junior group leader (Department of Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, TU)
Ulrik Beilerholm, Assistant Professor (Department of Psychology, DU)
Lead: Tübingen
  • "Without Order or Narrative? Reading Latin Text Collections from Late Roman Republic to the Early Middle Ages (‘LTC Project’)"
Robert Kirstein, Professor (Classics, TU)
Roy Gibson, Professor (Classics & Ancient History, DU)
Lead: TU
  • "Manipulating plants to increase production of biomaterials"
Peter Etchells, Assistant Professor (Department of Biosciences, DU)
Laura Ragni, Group Leader (Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen, TU)
Lead: DU
  • “Goo, glue, and grain binding: Importance of biofilms for diagenesis in sandstones and carbon storage”
Stuart J Jones, Associate Professor in Sedimentolgy (Earth Sciences, DU)
Andreas Kappler, Professor of Geomicrobiology (Center for Applied Geoscience, Geomicrobiology, TU)
Lead: DU

Resources

Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund

For further information on projects led by Tϋbingen University, please see the link below