Seed funding

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EU-CONEXUS ambition

The European University for Smart Urban Coastal Sustainability (EU‐CONEXUS) is a transnational European higher education and research alliance addressing global and local challenges by tackling coastal environmental, technical, economic and societal needs.

EU-CONEXUS is a fully-fledged university. It offers education, training, study programmes, performs research and links with socioeconomic actors for supporting innovation. The EU-CONEXUS community brings together researchers, teachers and students from the different partner institutions and aims to foster internal collaboration between them by offering Seed Funding.

Objectives of the seed funding

The overall objective of the Seed Funding is to enhance collaboration between EU-CONEXUS partners in education, research and innovation on SmUCS topics.

Therefore research & academic teams from EU-CONEXUS partner universities can apply for funding through the Seed Funding in order to develop small-scale internal collaborative education, research and innovation projects in the field of Smart Urban Coastal Sustainability (SmUCS).

Expected outcomes of the projects must be tangible: possibility to work together on a bigger project, joint research, joint participation in a conference, preparation of a joint publication, joint study programme, etc.

Eligibility criteria

Evaluation criteria

The proposal will be assessed with regards to 3 main criteria:

Scientific excellence:


Quality & efficiency of implementation:

Funding criteria

Selection rules

In a first step the Project Development Support Office will assess the conformity of the application to this call and its technical eligibility. Applications will be anonymised.

In a second step, anonymised applications will be evaluated by a rotating committee composed of 3 representatives from 3 partner universities (committee members will come from EUCONEXUS Plus Work Package in charge of setting up the Project Development Support Office). For this first call, the committee members will come from University of Rostock, Agricultural University of Athens and Frederick University. A ranking of the projects will be provided by the committee and approximately 5 proposals will be selected for funding.

The projects selected will be presented to the Research or Academic Councils depending on the field covered by the projects.

A report will be requested at the end of each project.


The project leader has to send the completed application form (Annex 1) to the following
email address:

Deadline for applications is October 31st, 2023 at the latest (two follow-up calls will be
launched in January 2024 and January 2025).

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