Seed Money of Eucor – The European Campus

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The Seed Money scheme aims to provide initial financial support for innovative cross-border projects within Eucor – The European Campus. Created by the universities to promote the exchange and networking of teachers and researchers from member institutions, it consists of an annual call for projects divided into two funding streams, namely the “Teaching” stream on the one hand, and the “Research, Innovation and Transfer” stream (which covers doctoral training programmes) on the other. Currently, Seed Money is endowed with 300,000 euros per year, the maximum funding for any project being 60,000 euros. Only project consortia that actively involve at least two member universities of Eucor from at least two countries in the project are eligible to apply. It is also essential that no grant – national or international – has already been granted to the project.

Since the first call for projects in 2017, 57 projects have been awarded funding. The first projects were completed in 2019.

Tenders and deadlines

All applications for funding must be submitted electronically using the form on this page. Please note that the project description must be provided in German AND in French or just in English.

For the year 2023, the submission period runs until Thursday, 7 September 2023 at 17.00 (Brussels time). The projects selected at the end of this period will receive financial support, at the earliest, counting from 1 February 2024, and for a maximum duration of 24 months.

Should a question remain after reading the call for project proposal documents, please send it by e-mail to the Secretariat of Eucor – The European Campus (seed-money@eucor-uni.org).

All projects are welcome in the “Teaching” stream and are eligible for funding, including those for which only a smaller amount is requested.

FAQ

Can all projects claim the maximum funding of EUR 60,000?

The maximum amount is the same for both categories of funding, namely ‘Teaching’ and ‘Research and Innovation’. It does not vary in any way depending on the research or teaching sector covered by the project. It is in principle only available for projects involving three universities of the European Campus. Project leaders with only two partners are invited to take this into account and to apply for an amount not exceeding 40,000 euros.

I just filed an application. When will I get a reply?
Applications submitted in 2022 will be examined by scientific commissions after the closure of the call for projects, i.e. in October of the same year. The allocation of funds will then be decided by the Assembly of the alliance, which will meet in December. For projects submitted in 2022, the results will be communicated by the beginning of January 2023 at the latest.

 

 
Is it enough to file a project proposal to receive the funds requested?
Universities make available EUR 300,000 a year under the Seed Money scheme. A selection process is inevitable as, after the first five editions, a total of 41 projects have been selected out of 161 applications. The European Campus also reserves the right to allocate less than the amount requested. Finally, with the award notification, the partners are asked to provide a duly completed call for funds, in order that a bank transfer can be arranged. An updated budget may, if necessary, also be requested.

 

 

 

 
Can I start filling in the form, interrupt, and resume later where I left off?

Unfortunately, no, it is technically not possible with the tool used.

I made a mistake in my request. What can I do?

Please do not submit the same project a second time. In the event of a problem, contact the Coordination Office of the European Campus at the following address: seed-money@eucor-uni.org.

Fill out your Seed Money financing application online:

The application deadline is now over. For any questions, write us at: seed-money@eucor-uni.org.
Thank you!