Connect Across

Seed Funding

Call for “Connect Across” Grants

We are happy to announce the availability of seed-funding to strengthen the Across community. Researchers, lecturers, and employees of the administration can apply for a grant of up to 5.000€ for the preparation and implementation of cooperation projects within the European University Alliance Across.

Possible Activities

  • Implementation of academic and non-academics workshops and conferences
  • Measures to support research collaborations
  • Cooperation in teaching
  • Job shadowing and other training activities

All employees of Across universities are eligible to apply. The planned cooperation projects should be carried out by project teams consisting of members from at least two Across universities (a partner from Chemnitz University of Technology needs to be included for budgetary reasons). The initiation of projects with new cooperation partners is very welcome.

Eligible Costs

  • Travel funds beyond eligible mobilities through the Erasmus+ programme
  • Personnel costs for student assistants
  • Funding of honoraria
  • Costs incurred in connection with the organization of conferences, workshops, and meetings (no catering)

Funds can only be used in the budget year 2022 and activities should be carried out no later than December 5th. The funds are managed centrally by the International Office of Chemnitz University of Technology.

Award Criteria

  • Quality of the planned activities
  • Participation of project partners from the Across alliance
  • Description of the sustainable impact of the cooperation project
  • Potential of the project to promote cooperation between Across members in the areas of research, teaching, and administration

Funded projects are selected by the Across selection committee consisting of members of the Across Alliance. The review and selection of project sketches will be carried out continuously and promptly after submission (first come first serve).

Application Documents

You can upload the following complete application documents as one PDF file to a cloud folder continuously (link below), but no later than August 20, 2022.

  • Summary of the project on 2 pages (incl. overview of work packages, if applicable)
  • Preliminary financing plan
  • Confirmation of the participation of at least one other Across partner (including one partner from Chemnitz University of Technology)

Contact Information

Ariane Korn

Across Project Coordinator