17 November 2022

Call for UT WWU Strategic Collaboration Grants and Collaboration Grants for Young Researcher Projects University of Twente (UT)—University of Münster (WWU) 2022-2023

As part of the strategic partnership between the University of Twente and the University of Muenster, the Executive Boards of the two universities have expressed their mutual goal to stimulate strategic joint research initiatives to enhance international collaboration as well as educating and supporting young researchers.

The UT—WWU Strategic Collaboration Grant scheme aims at supporting ambitious joint research initiatives that have high potential to (1) strengthen the bond between both universities, (2) achieve excellent scientific results that have an impact on society and (3) lead to applications for third-party funding. The UT—WWU Strategic Collaboration Grant comprises up to € 80k (for max. 12 months) to either kickstart or intensify bilateral high-level research cooperation. The grant should be used to fund the preparation of a joint application for a high-level research collaboration project.

The Collaboration Grant for Young Researcher Projects scheme aims at supporting projects realized by young researchers who pursue their PhD within a collaborative joint research team and project, thus benefitting significantly from the two synergistic research environments of WWU and UT. Each university will grant a UT—WWU Young Researcher Grant that comprises up to € 50k per year for up to four years. Applications are to be submitted by senior researchers who would act as supervisors for the PhD-students who conduct the research project.

The 2022-2023 call provides funding for two (2) UT—WWU Strategic Collaboration Grants and for two (2) Collaboration Grants for Young Researcher Projects. We invite scientists from all fields of research at UT and WWU to apply and particularly encourage proposals that valorize synergies between the two institutions and have the potential to add value to regional, national or international societies.

  • Rules for application: Strategic Collaboration Grants
    • The proposal results from a collaboration between research teams from the UT and the WWU.
    • The proposal is of excellent scientific quality and has the potential to add value to society
    • The proposal includes clearly identified objectives, as well as an implementation and an exploitation plan for its results.
    • The proposal is innovative and it can be basic research or applied science.
    • The proposal is realistic, represents a value of up to € 80k, and must be supported by a detailed budget plan.
    • Collaboration between the two parties is evident both in the description of the action and the budget plan.
    • The proposal is pertinent to the call. Collaborations enhancing synergies between UT and WWU are favored.
    • The proposal outlines the future of the collaboration beyond the current application and provides a clear outlook for future third-party funding.
    • The proposal should include a clear description of each partner´s contribution to the overall project.
    • The proposal is relevant for the Strategic Partnership of the UT and WWU.
    • A researcher can submit one project per year, as applicant or team member.
    • All proposals must be written in English, in accordance with the official template of the relevant call.
    • Proposals retained for funding are expected to start their activities in late 2023.
  • Rules for application: Young Researcher Projects Grants
    • The proposal results from a collaboration between research teams from the UT and the WWU.
    • Proposals must be submitted by a team of two supervisors (one from each UT and WWU).
    • The proposal outlines an excellent and innovative research project that can be basic or applied science and fundamentally profits from being carried out within the framework of the collaboration of the research teams.
    • The doctoral position and training demonstrably enable a high-quality dissertation in up to four years; an excellent research infrastructure and a tailor-made supervision environment have been established.
    • Collaborations enhancing synergies between UT and WWU are favored.
    • The proposal is relevant for the Strategic Partnership of the UT and WWU.
    • All proposals must be written in English, in accordance with the official template of the relevant call.
    • Proposals retained for funding are expected to start their activities in late 2023 according to enrolment rules.
Deadline for submission is 31 March 2023 – 17.00 CET.
SUBMIT
Please send your proposal per Email (as a PDF)

For further information please contact

Add UT
M.L. Carosso (Maria Luisa)
M.L. Carosso (Maria Luisa)
Senior Grants Advisor
At WWU
H. Soer-Sodmann
H. Soer-Sodmann
Head of SAFIR Research Funding Support

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