Charles University and the University of St Andrews have established a joint seed funding scheme with the goal of facilitating cooperation in the framework of our strategic partnership. The funding shall enable academic staff from all disciplines to identify complementary strengths, explore areas of synergy, and develop outstanding future projects in research and academic innovation. The joint seed funding aims to support the first steps of cooperation and is not meant as complete project funding.
Possible formats for cooperation may include:
• Intensive research workshops;
• Pedagogical workshops (e.g. exploring digital or other course collaboration);
• Short term research stays; or
• Mobility for the preparation of joint research or education proposals.
The supported activities should have a clearly defined focus and serve as a catalyst for the development of new joint projects. The activities can take place in Prague or in St Andrews; applications that include collaboration across disciplines are encouraged. The motivation for holding the activity should be clearly explained, including how the involved CU and UoStA faculties and schools can benefit long term from this cooperation.
Project timelines should be clearly outlined in the application and may not exceed 12 months from the project start date. It is expected that projects will start no later than 1 July 2022.
Each application will receive up to £5,000 (approx. €6,000) in total or £2,500 (approx. €3,000) from each institution.
Joint proposals must be submitted by 28 April 2022. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of the selection process by June 2022.