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.
The third round of the competition took place in Spring 2020 and awards totalling €100,000 were made to the following six projects:
- "The Historical School and International Law: German and British Perspectives"
Prof. Dr. Jochen von Bernstorff, Dean (Law), UT – Lead
Professor Robert Schütze (Law), DU
- "Earth System Ethics: Unravelling the Planetary Boundaries"
Dr. Jeremy Schmidt, Assistant Professor (Geography), DU - Lead
Dr. Simon Meisch (Ethics and Education), UT
- "Re-Assessing the State in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)"
Prof. Dr. Oliver Schlumberger, Dr. Mirjam Edel, Dr. Ali Nejad (Political Science), UT - Lead
Professor Emma Murphy, Professor Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Clive Jones, Dr. Rory McCarthy (Political Economy), DU
External partners: Matteo Capasso (EUI Florence), Luiz Martinez (Science Po Paris - CERI), Daniela Pioppi (Universita l'Orientale Naples), Gertjan Hoetjes (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
- "Expanding comparative investigations into the origins of lithic technology and cumulative culture with wild macaque populations"
Professor Amanda Tan (Anthropology), DU
Dr. Elisa Bandini (Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology), UT
External partners: Professor Suchinda Malaivijitnond (National Primate Research Centre of Thailand - Chulalongkorn University)
- ‘Containerisation’? transport jars and the emergence of social complexity in the Early Bronze Age Levant: a multi-analytical approach
Dr. Kamal Badreshany, Research Associate; Valentina Tumolo, Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Archeology), DU – Lead
Prof. Dr. Martin Bartelheim; Dr. Marta Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Prehistory & Early History), UT
External partners: Maxime Rageot, LMU Munich and TEMOS laboratory - University of Bretagne Sud. Assistant lecturer at UT
- "Developing a Database of High-resolution Bedrock River Topography"
Dr Rebecca Hodge (Geography), DU - LeadDr Alexander Beer (Geosciences), UT
External partner: Christopher Hackney (Newcastle University)
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”
- “The effects of mood on effort allocation during uncertainty”
- "Without Order or Narrative? Reading Latin Text Collections from Late Roman Republic to the Early Middle Ages (‘LTC Project’)"
- "Manipulating plants to increase production of biomaterials"
- “Goo, glue, and grain binding: Importance of biofilms for diagenesis in sandstones and carbon storage”
Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund
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