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Uppsala - Durham Seedcorn Fund

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Uppsala - Durham Seedcorn Fund - 2019

Building on their collaborations through the Matariki Network of Universities, Durham and Uppsala 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 Uppsala 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.

Parameters of the scheme are outlined below:


  • Applicants/ PIs must be academic staff at either Durham or Uppsala 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 Oskar Pettersson (Uppsala) on oskar.Pettersson@uadm.uu.se

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