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Calls for Proposals for International Strategic Collaboration with Utrecht University

Life Sciences, Youth & Identity , Sustainability and Institutions are the 4 multidisciplinary strategic research themes of Utrecht University. To further strengthen these research themes Utrecht University will invest 26.5 million Euro in these research areas in the period 2013-2016. The themes are closely linked to the Dutch top sectors for R&D and the European Societal Challenges.

Linked to these strategic research themes Utrecht University re-opened two calls for proposals to strengthen the strategic collaboration with a selected number of strategic international partner universities, including Vanderbilt University. Seed funding will be available for Intensive Workshops and Visiting Fellowships.

Intensive Workshops

Utrecht University will co-fund joint scientific workshops in the academic year in the actual academic year and 2013-2014 to strengthen the ties with its strategic international partners (UUPs) and international partners with a strong international profile in at least one UU strategic theme by bringing top scholars together. An intensive workshop is an expert meeting of scientific leaders to strengthen existing or initiate new collaborations between international partners (preferably at least one Utrecht University Partner). The main purpose of the workshop should be to explore and set up new (external funded) cooperation projects in research (e.g. EC projects) and/or education (e.g. structured mobility or joint (summer school) programmes) in one of the strategic themes of Utrecht University. The maximum grant will be €7.500. .

Visiting Fellowships

Utrecht University will co-fund visiting fellowships in the actual academic year and 2013-2014 to strengthen the ties between Utrecht University and its strategic international partners (UUPs). The purpose of these Visiting Fellowships is to initiate new collaborations in education between UU and its UUPs and to explore and set up (external funded) cooperation projects in education and/or research in the fields of ‘Life Sciences’, ‘Sustainability’, ‘Institutions’ or ‘Youth and Identity’. The maximum grant will be €5.000.

 More information about the calls for proposals at Utrecht University can be found at http://www.uu.nl/university/research/NL/internationalesamenwerking/Pages/OpenCalls.aspx