SEA-EU Seed Funding (CAU)

Travel grants to foster collaboration of early-career researchers & lecturers

Call for applications

The SEA-EU Project Office at Kiel University (CAU) invites applications from early-career researchers and lecturers for projects that aims to establish or strengthen research and/or teaching collaborations between SEA-EU partner universities. Travel grants to support these projects will be provided.

Are you (collaborating with) an early-career researcher / lecturer of Kiel University working on a project with the potential to strengthen research & teaching collaborations within the SEA-EU Alliance?

Then this opportunity calls for you!

Deadline for applications: 30 September 2022

Eligible projects will be led by an early-career academic staff at Kiel University and in collaboration with at least 1 academic staff of a SEA-EU partner university.

Earliest start 01 November 2022; Latest end 31 March 2023.

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Applicants must be early-career academic staff employed at Kiel University for the whole duration of their projects.

Applicants need to implement their projects with a minimum of one researcher / lecturer from these 5 SEA-EU partner universities:

Note 1: Projects that include more than 1 of the above-mentioned partner university, and additionally any of the new SEA-EU partners (Partenope University of Naples ; University of Algarve ; Nord University) are highly welcomed.

Note 2: CAU co-applicants are optional.

You can find the complete set of the rules of the call here: Rules of the call

Eligible funding:

A maximum of €3000 will be awarded once-off per project.

Activities eligible for funding:

  • Travel of the main applicant (CAU early-career staff) to SEA-EU Partner Universities
  • Travel of SEA-EU Partner co-applicants to Kiel
  • Hiring of student/research assistant(s) at CAU

Note: Special clauses and conditions for these activities can be found in the Rules of the Call.

All activities must take place no later than 31 March 2023.

Application process:

Complete and sign the Application Form and send it together with the Letter(s) of Commitment to:

Dr. Jonathan Durgadoo ( until 30 September 2022.

An application submitted shall constitute an acceptance of the Rules of the Call.

Relevant documents:


Dr Jonathan Durgadoo (Head of the SEA-EU@CAU Project Office)