Igniting Innovation: Call for Collaborative Scientific Initiatives Now Open

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Call for research proposal now open

Igniting Innovation: ENGAGE.EU's Call for Collaborative Scientific Initiatives 

Ready to take your research idea to the next level? The ENGAGE.EU Research Label is thrilled to announce the launch of its inaugural call for innovative scientific initiatives. This call isn't just about funding research; it's about fostering collaboration, driving innovation and empowering researchers like you to make a meaningful impact on society. 

Seed Funding for Bold Ideas 

Imagine having the resources to kickstart your research initiative. This call offers seed funding for smaller scale, bottom-up initiatives, providing support for the early stages of collaborative endeavors. From joint workshops to cross-disciplinary seminars and research training to dissemination events, the possibilities are vast. With seed funding of up to 8,500 EUR per initiative, we're providing the support you need to turn your small ideas into reality. The application form is short, requiring little more than partner details, a description of the initiative and budget. 

Empowering Emerging Scholars  

Are you a young researcher eager to make your mark on the world? This call is your opportunity to shine. Whether you're a PhD student, a postdoc or an early-career faculty member, ENGAGE.EU is committed to empowering emerging scholars like you, offering not only financial support but also validation for your ideas, credibility within the academic community and opportunities to expand your professional network. Applying for a seed funding grant offers you a valuable opportunity to build a track record of funding success, expand your professional network and pursue your own research initiatives with independence and autonomy. 

A Catalyst for Collaborative Exploration 

At ENGAGE.EU, we believe in the power of collaboration to drive progress and innovation. Through this call, we're inviting researchers from our partner universities to come together and embark on a journey of collective exploration. Applications must include at least three partner universities. In today's world, research isn't just about academic pursuits; it's about making a tangible difference in society. To be eligible, applications must be related to at least one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. By leveraging our Alliance’s collective expertise and resources, we can tackle complex challenges and unlock new possibilities.   

Guidance on Partnering Across Institutions 

Now, you might be wondering how to find interesting partners from other institutions. Don't worry; ENGAGE.EU has you covered. You can explore potential collaborators here on the ENGAGE.EU Research Community Platform through search functions by discipline, partner institution, type of collaboration, methodological expertise or even by research theme. Additionally, you can reach out to your ENGAGE.EU Research Label local contact point for assistance. 

Partner Institution 

Local Contact Point 

Email Address 

Hanken School of Economics 

Dr. Sirpa Aalto 

Luiss University 

Aurora Alegiani 

NHH Norwegian School of Economics 

Dr. Heather Arghandeh Paudler 

Tilburg University 

Rianne Strijker 

University of Mannheim 

Sati Cakar 

University of National and World Economy 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hristina Harizanova-Bartos 

Ramon Llull University 

Ana Caellas Camprubi 

UT Capitole 

Myriam Greusard 

WU Vienna 

Rina Gjana 

From finding potential collaborators to developing a compelling proposal, our team is dedicated to helping you succeed; there's a wealth of opportunities waiting to be discovered. 

A Roadmap for Success 

As you embark on your journey to submit a proposal, it's essential to understand the evaluation criteria and the application process. The Selection Committee will assess proposals based on quality, feasibility and impact, so be sure to articulate your objectives, scientific content and potential societal implications clearly. Remember, the deadline for submissions is 10 June 2024 CET, so mark your calendars and start crafting your proposal today. 

Seize the Opportunity 

This seed funding call for innovative bottom-up scientific initiatives goes beyond a simple funding opportunity, serving as a gateway to collaboration, innovation and societal impact. Whether you're a seasoned researcher or a newcomer to the academic scene, this call invites you to be part of a dynamic ENGAGE.EU community striving to make a difference in the world.  

Visit the ENGAGE.EU website to learn more about the call and access the application materials (Application Form & Budget Sheet). Again, the deadline for submissions is fast approaching (10 June 2024 CET), so don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to ENGAGE, innovate and inspire. 

Join Us in Shaping the Future 

The ENGAGE.EU Research Label's call for collective research ventures is more than just an opportunity—it's a call to action. It's a chance to join a community of forward-thinking researchers who are committed to making a positive impact on the world. So, what are you waiting for? Start brainstorming, reach out to potential partners and prepare to submit your proposal. Together, we can shape the future of research and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow, one collaboration at a time.