Circle U. boosts interdisciplinary research cooperations

Whether you’re only just starting to consider an interdisciplinary research project or are already a step or two ahead: Circle U. supports your cooperations with colleagues from partner universities. Here’s an overview of the current calls.

Find your interdisciplinary project - in Circle U.'s 'Sandpits'!

Circle U. Sandpits offer an exciting opportunity to gather junior and senior researchers and Ph.D. students from Circle U. partner universities as well as stakeholders beyond academia. The goal of the Circle U. Sandpits is to encourage the emergence of interdisciplinary projects through sharing and collective brainstorming, under the guidance of professional moderators. The first Circle U. Sandpits 2022 will consist of two two-day residential workshops in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) on 12-13 September and on 23-24 November. Researchers from Circle U. are welcome to apply. Applications should be submitted by 31 May.

Get started: Circle U.'s Interdisciplinary Thematic Research Networks

Circle U. welcomes applications for the Circle U. Interdisciplinary Thematic Research Networks (ITRN). ITRN are projects involving researchers from at least three different Circle U. member institutions whose purpose is to explore new fields of research and initiate interdisciplinary partnerships. Support will be provided for the running costs of networking activities amounting to 5,500 euros per ITRN. Projects are expected to have a duration of approximately six to twelve months and to take place between July 2022 and June 2023. We strongly encourage ITRN to focus on specific thematic areas related to the Circle U. Knowledge Hubs (Democracy, Climate and/or Global Health). The deadline for application is 31 May.

Call for proposals: Circle U. Collaborative Projects

Université Paris Cité has launched a call for project proposals geared towards teachers, researchers, students and administrative staff at Circle U. universities. Staff and students at Université Paris Cité are expected to first set up a team with other academic/administrative staff and/or students from Circle U. universities and then submit a project proposal on behalf of the team. The call funds projects in education, research, student life, pedagogical innovation, entrepreneurship and that meet at least one of the Circle U. objectives (listed on the application form). All disciplines are eligible. About 12 projects will be funded with up to 10,000 euros each. The deadline for submitting proposals is 6 May.