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Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund


Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Competition - 2020

Building on their collaborations through the Matariki Network, Durham and Tϋbingen Universities have established a seedcorn fund to support joint research. Through a competitive process, Durham and Tϋbingen Universities jointly advertise, select and fund research projects up to the value 25,000. In addition to strengthening the longstanding ties between Tϋbingen and Durham and the broadening of the existing partnership, it is expected that successful research projects will result in third-party funding applications.

* This competition is now closed *

The extended deadline for applications to the 2019/20 call was 29th May 2020.

The full call details (including eligibility information), application form and information about future external funding opportunities can be downloaded from the 'Resources' section of this webpage.

The second round of this competition took place in 2019 and awards totalling €100,000 were made 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

Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund

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