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Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund - Second Round (2018-19)

Building on their collaborations through the Matariki Network of Universities, Durham and Tϋbingen Universities wish to strengthen their bilateral ties and have developed a joint seedcorn fund to source and support joint research. Through a competitive process, Durham and Tϋbingen Universities will jointly advertise, select and fund 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.

Parameters of the scheme are outlined below:


  • Applicants/ PIs must be academic staff at either Durham or Tϋbingen Universities at any stage of their careers, and can include faculty from cooperating institutes.
  • Additional external partners can be involved, however a strong argument should be made where contribution exceeds 20%.
  • Applicants must have expertise in the applied projects.
  • Projects incorporating Early Career Researchers (ECRs) or postgraduate students are encouraged.

Application Timeline:

If you have any questions please contact Emma Moore (Durham) on or Elenora Haag (Tϋbingen) on

The application form, guidance notes as well as information about future external funding opportunities are available to download using the links below.


Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund

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