Unite! University Alliance Launches Seed Fund to Foster Collaborative Teaching, Research and Student Activities

Unite! offers financial boost for innovative ideas from teachers, researchers and students across the Unite! alliance of nine European universities.
The image shows a jar of coins with a green plant growing from it. Text Unite! Seed Fund 2023.

The seed fund is a new initiative of the Unite! University Alliance to stimulate and support bottom-up proposals by teachers, researchers and students for collaborative activities and help form sustainable academic and student communities across the nine Unite! universities.

Unite! wants to activate the co-creation of e.g. joint research projects, study offers, blended intensive programmes, long-term collaborations in teaching and/or research units as well as extra-curricular or intercultural activities by students.

Applications for Teaching & Learning and Research & PhD seed fund

  • must include at least three Unite! member universities
  • deadline for application 31 May, 2023
  • up to 10 000 Euros for "exploration" activities like for establishing contacts and formulating collaboration ideas
  • up to 80 000 Euros for development activities like building blended/joint courses or developing joint research proposals

For student activities there must be students from at least two Unite! universities. The maximum amount of funding for a proposal is 20 000 Euros. The deadline for applications is 15 May, 2023.

There will be one call annually for Unite! Seed Funds for Teaching & Learning and Research & PhD. Student Activities  will have bi-annual calls. The funding decisions from the first call are expected by 30 June 2023.

How to apply?

Read more and download the funding guidelines and application forms from Unite’s learning management platform Metacampus. Login using your Aalto login credentials.

Link to application guidelines and forms


For Teaching and Learning – contact [email protected]

For Reseach and PhD – contact [email protected]

For Student activities – contact [email protected]


Unite! University Alliance

Aalto University is a member of Unite! alliance together with eight other European universities. Unite! will create a new model for European university education by strengthening the mobility of students and staff, and fostering the quality, inclusiveness and competitiveness of European higher education. Unite! is one of the European University Alliances funded by the European Commission.

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