Collaborative Research Grants with the University of St Andrews

Project Funding

Funding for joint research projects with faculty from University of St Andrews (matching funds from both universities for a total of up to € 23,000 per project).

Submission Deadline

For a project starting date of January 1, 2022:

September 30, 2021

Funding Conditions

Collaborative Research Grants foster international research broadly. Applicants from all schools and disciplines are encouraged to submit funding applications for innovative and sustainable projects built around research linking faculty at the University of Bonn and the University of St Andrews.

The expectation is that these initial projects will lead to or continue long-term collaborations, institutional and research relations, and when applicable, generate publications, exhibitions, and/or external funding. Applications that include students and/or collaborations across schools, disciplines, and units are encouraged.

  • Expenses for University of Bonn or University of St Andrews research staff to travel to the partner university (for Bonn staff: transportation, accommodation, and per diem rates in accordance with the Travel Expenses Act of the State of NRW)
  • For justified exceptions (e.g. for the initiation of teaching collaborations), funding for travel expenses for Bonn or St Andrews students to the partner university (based on applicants’ calculations)
  • Material expenses needed to conduct research activities and events
  • Personnel expenses, scholarships, as well as basic equipment (e.g. laptops, computers, etc.) are excluded from this funding

PSuccessful funding applications will be awarded up to £ 20,000/ € 23,000 per project (up to £ 10,000 from the University of St Andrews and up to € 11,500 from the University of Bonn). These funds must be used for research (broadly defined) and must follow the budget guidelines.

The budget costs for the University of St Andrews and the University of Bonn must be shown separately in the financing plan.

  • Academic quality and innovation: the academic quality of the proposed work, the contribution to novel thinking, the ability to cut across disciplines, and/ or if appropriate, the inclusion of students.
  • Research outcomes: the likelihood that the project will lead to long-term research relationships and generate on-going collaboration. Expected outcomes may include among other possibilities publications, exhibitions, grant proposals, clinical interventions, technological innovations, enhanced networks and/ or research-based seminar/ conference/ workshops
  • Impact and legacy: the expected changes beyond academia and the discipline(s), and how the work may gain wide recognition and/ or have a legacy once completed.
  • Partnership: how the research will be shared with broader academic communities at each institution and promote and consolidate the relationship between the two universities.
  • Strategic relevance: the contribution to realising university strategies.

Researchers of the University of Bonn who have completed a doctorate submit a joint proposal with faculty from the University of St Andrews. Bonn researchers must be able to show proof of their employment at least until the end of the collaborative research project.

  • Online form
  • Project description (PDF file, max. 8 pages plus short biographies), consisting of:
    1. Narrative description of the proposed project for a multi-school, multi-disciplinary audience
    2. Brief description of how the project will address the above-mentioned selection criteria 
    3. Budget and budget justification, explaining in detail all anticipated expenditures
    4. Curriculum vitae: 2-page maximum, current, for each Principal Investigator
    5. Curriculum vitae: 1-page maximum, current, for additional team members

Detailed information on the grant program and the application process can be found in the grant guidelines.


Contact

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Dr. Christian Klöckner

Partnerships and International Researchers

3.001

Poppelsdorfer Allee 102

53115 Bonn (Germany)

+49 228 73-1872


Funded by the Federal and State Governments as part of the German Excellence Strategy

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