Joint Seed Funding - Saint Petersburg State University

With the goal of facilitating cooperation in the framework of a strategic partnership, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) and St. Petersburg State University (SPSU) have established a joint seed money funding scheme. The funding shall enable FUB and SPSU faculty and researchers to identify complementary strengths, facilitate the use of synergies, increase joint research, high level publications, and academic mobility, and promote the development of outstanding future research projects.

The joint funding scheme aims at supporting the first steps of research collaboration. The following formats are possible:

  • Intensive research workshops

  • Short term research stays (for young as well as established researchers)

  • Research-oriented teaching / short intensive graduate seminars

  • Mobility for the preparation of joint research proposals Co-financing of workshops and meetings for the preparation of new joint research projects (e.g. proposal development and proposal writing)

The current call for applications with further information can be accessed here (pdf). The current deadline is January 31st, 2017.


For further information, please contact:

Judith Winkler, Center for International Cooperation, Phone: +49 30 838 73949, Email: