EPICUR SEED Funding Scheme 2024 – Call for applications

The core ambition of the EPICUR alliance is to transform education, research and transfer practices and opportunities across its member universities in order to develop original cutting-edge solutions and train new generations of European change makers able to shape a European society in transition and help overcome the daunting challenges.

In the pursuit, through a stepwise approach, of deeper research collaboration and future joint teaching between EPICUR members, the EPICUR Seed Funding Scheme has been devised as an instrument to stimulate synergies between teaching and research by offering a financial support mechanism to support the building of promising research collaboration projects between EPICUR partner universities. 

The set-up of a joint scheme is seen by the alliance partners as a strategic investment. It initiates a collaborative coordinated effort to stimulate research partnerships and ensure a more efficient allocation of resources than if each university were to independently create incentives for collaboration within EPICUR.

The following call for proposals for Seed funding projects has been launched as a pilot action for 2024 by the nine partners of the EPICUR Alliance.


  • The Seed Funding call for proposals invites researchers affiliated to one of the EPICUR partner institutions, to submit proposals for one-year joint research project grants with colleagues from EPICUR universities.
  • The seed funding aims to facilitate the development of ideas for research cooperation, proofs of concept and foster collaborative joint research projects.
  • Proposals can focus on research in any scientific area, however, projects addressing the EPICUR strategy outlined in the Alliance mission statement are strongly encouraged.

Funding and maximum grant amount

  • Projects can request and be awarded up to a maximum of 150.000 EUROS.
  • Applicants can only be awarded funding from their own affiliated university.
  • Potential participants from those partner universities that are not offering seed funding in 2024 can also participate in projects but at their own cost.

Timeline and deadlines

Publication of the callDeadline for submissionEvaluationInformation on evaluation resultsExpected project start date
8 July 202430th September 2024 – 23:59 CETOctober 2024mid-November 2024December 2024

Call documents


For general questions concerning the 2024 Seed Funding call, applicants should send an e-mail to epicur_seedfunding@epicur.edu.eu

For any questions concerning one of the EPICUR partners’ participation conditions in the 2024 Seed Funding call, please contact the local EPICUR contact points indicated in the call documents.