Circle U. Seed Funding Scheme: 2022 call open now!

Secure up to 10,000 euros for your project with partners across Circle U.! Open to researchers and students from all alliance universities.

Are you an academic, a researcher or a student from one of the nine member universities of Circle U.? Do you have some brilliant ideas to make our alliance a reality, to contribute to our mission and vision, to involve more colleagues, students and partners? Apply now to the new call and secure seed funding of up to 10,000 euros to support your project!   

The objective of the Circle U. seed funding scheme is to provide academics, researchers and students with opportunities to develop projects across the alliance, to strengthen it and to drive bottom-up initiatives. By funding smaller-scale, time-limited, bottom-up projects, we ultimately aim to facilitate the initiation of long-term collaborative activities within the alliance. And this year, we have decided to open the call to the whole community in our nine universities - beyond the Circle U. Academic Chairs.

In concrete terms, you can join together with partners from at least two other Circle U. universities to propose innovative projects ranging from seminars, workshops, joint modules, courses and programmes to joint research activities. If you are a student, your project could contribute to reinforcing student democracy and student engagement, making Circle U. more known among all students, supporting new learning and training activities, or organizing cultural activities across Circle U.  

Through this call, we also aim to strengthen cooperation with associated partners and to boost mobility across the alliance.

Are you ready? Apply before 30 November 2022 and shape the future of Circle U. with your project! 

All information is available in the 2022 call for applications. You can also contact the seed funding scheme team at