Development of joint collaborative

research and innovation projects

This page aims to reference internal funding initiatives that could support the emergence of new partnerships between researchers from the 6 SEA-EU universities and their associated partners.

CAU: SEA-EU Seed Funding – Travel grants to foster collaboration of early-career researchers & lecturers

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.

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.

Further details about the call (Call open until 30 Sep 2022).

UNIST: SEA-EU Call for proposals for funding collaborative research and innovations

Thanks to the support of the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, the University of Split launches a call for proposals for funding collaborative research and innovations. The aim of this call is to gather scientists and researchers of the SEA-EU Alliance and help them initiate collaboration and establish bases for new joint competitive projects.  The applied collaborative research project should reflect the values of the SEA-EU Mission Statement and include scientists/researchers from the University of Split and at least one institution from the other SEA-EU university.

The interested applicants should fill in the electronic form available at and send it by email to The deadline for submission of proposals is 12:00 (Brussel’s time) on 15 April 2021. In addition, the applicants should enclose a letter of intent on the cooperation of the research group with another partner institution. For more information, please contact Ivana Jadrić, technical manager of the SEA-EU at the University of Split (

Results: SEA-EU Call for Proposal for funding collaborative research and Innovation

About the funded projects

UBO: Call for the creation of Research Partnerships

In 2020, and thanks to national funding from the French National Agency for Research, UBO has launched a support scheme designed to initiate collaborations within the SEA-EU alliance. The objective was to support the emergence of new cooperation between researchers from UBO with some from the 5 partner universities around the central themes of SEA-EU:

  • Sustainable development, global change and resilience
  • European identity and interculturality.

The 1st call (closed in August 2020) has given support to 9 projects (see project details), covering the 2 SEA-EU themes and the 4 UBO research axes, and allowing to initiate new links with the 5 partner universities. The 2nd call has added 2 new projects to the list. The third call is open until September 2021 and will support up to 10 new partnerships.