Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund 2024

The Durham-Tübingen Seedcorn Fund is part of our renewed strategic partnership, which was signed in January 2024. The Fund is open for joint research collaborations in the following five priority themes:

  • Climate Change and Clean Energy
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Heritage and Culture
  • Biosciences and the Environment
  • Emerging Technologies (Quantum Sciences and Technologies, Digital, Data Sciences and AI) 

Summary of features:

  • Applications will be invited for a maximum of €20,000 per research project.
  • The funding will be available for joint research projects between 6 months to 24 months.
  • Projects will run anytime from August 2024 to July 2026.
  • Applicants/PIs must be members of academic staff who are currently employed at either Durham or Tübingen Universities. They can be at any stage of their careers.
  • It is expected that the Seedcorn funding for research will lead to the submission of an external grant application and/or significant research output.

Application timeline:

  • Call launched: 22 January 2024
  • Deadline for submissions: 17th May 2024, 12.00 CET
  • Proposals are to be prepared jointly and submitted by the Lead Applicant. 
  • Applications must be submitted through the online Application Form
  • Guidelines on the application can be found here
  • The application questions can be accessed here

For further information about the call, links to counterparts in the two institutions and how you can benefit from the fund, please contact:

Durham - Peter Bainbridge, international.partnershipsspam prevention@durham.ac.uk

Tübingen - Dr. Cornelia Köhler, cornelia-maria.koehlerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de