The Technische Universität Berlin launches a new call for proposals for seed funding for cooperation with partners in the Global South. In line with the overall vision of the Technische Universität Berlin and taking into account its responsibility for sustainable and excellent research and innovation, the seed funding call seeks to attract and support researchers at the TU Berlin in initiating new projects and further strengthening existing collaboration with partners in the Global South responding to global challenges.
Seed funding is available for collaboration with partner institutions located in a country specified on the OECD DAC-List of ODA Recipients (2022-2023) . Depending on the project proposal, partners can be Higher Education Institutions, research centers, NGOs or public institutions. Companies can be included as associate partners, however, travel expenses from company staff are not eligible for funding. With regards to the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals , the Technische Universität Berlin would like to encourage and support research initiatives of TU-researchers that seek answers to global challenges. We particularly welcome proposals that involve junior researchers both at TU Berlin and in the Global South. We therefore invite applicants to involve Doctoral candidates and PostDocs from application stage on. However, the projects and cooperation that result from the seed funding should be established long term at the respective TU Berlin Chair.
The total pool of funding available under this call is 30.000 EUR. Per applicant, a maximum of 10.000 EUR will be funded for the following
1.) Research visits to partners and,
2.) Research visits of partners to TU Berlin,
3.) Preparatory workshops for the development of project ideas/ the elaboration of the project proposal.
The activities funded by TU Berlin should aim at the preparation of one or several proposals for third party funding. The partners’ interest in the collaboration should be demonstrated by means of a letter of support.
For more details, please consult the information sheet .
Please submit your applications via email to firstname.lastname@example.org  using the application form .
Deadline: 1 March 2022
On the page Seed Funding Global South: Funded projects  we provide an overview of the projects selected for funding as well as of projects implemented in 2019 and 2020.
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