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Aalto Internal Funding Call 2024 - For Cooperation Initiatives with the Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Aalto is offering financial support for cooperation initiatives with TUM for the year 2024. Proposals should match the Aalto University strategy and highlight how they support or further develop the strategic partnership between the institutions. The total budget for the call is 40,000 euros. The funding needs to be used by the end of 2024. The DL for proposals is 8.5.2024.
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The call for applications is open during 4.4.–8.5.2024The funding decisions will be announced by 15.5.2024. 

Descriptions on the funding, evaluation criteria, evaluation process and application, are given in the text below.

Funding

The funding is available in the following categories:

Category Funding (euros) Examples of activity (suggestive and not exhaustive)
Small Up to 2,500 Short visits for exploring/developing collaboration, networking meetings etc.
Medium Up to 5,000 Short stays for joint work, joint studios, workshops etc.
Large Up to 15,000 Research cooperation, larger workshops, joint teaching, other forms of cooperation projects etc.

The funding supports activities that

  • Aim to strengthen and develop the partnerships deeper and long-term, and
  • Are in alignment with Aalto strategy.

The funded activities will

  • Identify, develop or test new ways of cooperation (e.g. services, entrepreneurship etc.) that add value to the Aalto-TUM partnership, or
  • Develop, pilot, sustain or intensify mutually beneficial cooperation (e.g. in education, research or services)

The funding covers

  • Travel costs for Aalto faculty, staff and students.
  • Costs that may include, e.g.

    - Meetings/visits in preparation of joint projects.
    - Networking events, such as workshops and seminars to bring together faculty, staff and/or students to strengthen existing collaborations and foster new links. 
    - Collaborative events involving staff and students from both institutions to explore new ideas for cooperation.
    - Consumables (stationary, workshop material, etc.) and catering for joint events.

Note!

  • Direct travel costs for TUM faculty, staff or students can be covered. This is in alignment with TUM’s Global Incentive funding for Aalto. 
  • Salaries are expected to be covered by applicant’s respective department/school.

Evaluation criteria

  • The applicant is an employee of Aalto University, with a current work contract at Aalto University at least until the end of 2024.
  • The proposal

    - is clear, logical and realistic;
    - clearly highlights how the proposal supports or further develops the strategic partnership between the institutions;
    - lists the expected outcomes (for the partnership) and the next steps for further development;
    - clearly shows the potential for the partnership and the collaborators involved;
    - shows keen interest and support from the partner organisation.

Evaluation process

Proposals are evaluated by the Global Engagement team, and the final funding decisions are made by Kirsi Kettula, Head of Global Engagement.

Application format and submission

Please fill in the application form at: “Project proposal”

Final reporting

Free form description including the progress of the project, the outcomes, and the next steps in 1-3 PowerPoint slides to [email protected]. Deadline for reporting not later than 15.12.2024.

For more information, please contact

Jérôme Rickmann

Senior Advisor, Global Engagement
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