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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 international.partnerships@durham.ac.uk or Elenora Haag (Tϋbingen) on international.research@uni-tuebingen.de

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