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, 49 projects have been awarded funding. The first projects were completed in 2019.
For more information, including the eligibility rules for applicants and the expenses that can be covered, please consult the following documents:
- Call for projects “Research, Innovation and Transfer” 2023
- Call for projects “Teaching” 2023
- Instruction sheet “Research, Innovation and Transfer” 2023
- Instruction sheet “Teaching” 2023
- General Guidelines for Seed Money 2023
- Read me – Financial steps before and after the project
- Budget template for Seed Money application
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All projects are welcome in the “Teaching” stream and are eligible for funding, including those for which only a smaller amount is requested.