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AC21 Special Project Fund 2017

The establishment of an "AC21 Special Project Fund" was determined by the AC21-General Assembly in 2008 in order to enhance the exchange between the member universities in education and research.

Within the program a maximum of three projects per year are supported by up to 10.000 USD. One of the main requirements is the inclusion of at least three AC21-member universities originating from at least two countries. Especially eligible for funding are symposia which are organized by the three AC21-members together and which are open to AC21-members as well as to the general public. The organizers are obliged to contribute to the event by an appropriate number of lectures.

Fundable projects would be i.a.

  • Forums for graduate students
  • Small international forums
  • Mini-workshops
  • Joint mini-symposia related to certain research areas
  • Joint research between groups of researchers

The funding may also be used as "seed funds" for schooling projects and for starting-up long-term research projects or centers between the partners. Less adapted for funding are single research projects where only one or two scientists from the network partners are working together. Further information is provided by the Guidelines of the AC21 Special Project Fund.

The funding sources may be used for covering costs for events and travelling, for material and other expenditures directly related to the project. They shall not be used for covering staff-related costs, scholarships for students, tuition fees or office equipment.

The call for this program happens every year and is normally published in November. The deadline for submission of applications runs generally until January of the following year. The call will be published on this website. For further information, you are welcome to address to the International Office.

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