First draft for a Seed Money project.
Peter Mesenholl © Uni Freiburg

The Seed Money scheme consists of an annual call for projects and is open to teachers and researchers of the European Campus, and has a yearly budget of 300,000 euros, the maximum funding for any project being 60,000 euros. To benefit from this help, a project must offer an active partnership between the teachers and/or researchers of at least two Eucor – The European Campus member universities, with at least two European Campus countries being involved. It is also essential that no grant – national or international – has already been granted to the project.

For more information, including the eligibility rules for applicants and the expenses that can be covered, please consult the following documents:

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 2021, the submission period runs from Thursday, 10 June to Thursday, 30 September 2021 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 2022, and for a maximum duration of 24 months.

In the “Teaching” category, all eligible projects are welcome and have a chance of being funded, regardless of their size.

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

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 2021 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 2021, the results will be communicated by the beginning of January 2022 at the latest.

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.

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 four editions, a total of 32 projects have been selected out of 138 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.

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