The Arqus Innovation Fund incentivizes innovative internal bottom-up initiatives from Arqus staff and students through the availability of seed funding to foster innovation and entrepreneurial mindset and also to strengthen the visibility of Arqus internally and promote further staff engagement.
Under this fund, we would like to announce the call for ad hoc bottom-up initiatives with a joint approach and impact on the Alliance.
The application period runs from 10 October until 30 November 2023, with eligibility checks, evaluation and selection taking place in December 2023 and January 2024. The initiatives must be developed and implemented over the next 3 years (up to and including 30 September 2026) – end of the eligibility period.
For this call, a total sum of 100,000€ will be allocated. The Arqus Talent & Innovation Fund is looking for macro-activities that are linked to major goals of the Arqus European University Alliance and the Action Lines: Education, Research & Innovation, Societal Engagement.
More specifically, the following types of activities are supported under this call:
- Challenge-based-learning programmes
- Collaboration project labs
- Cross-disciplinary seminars
- Dissemination events for the general public
- Joint short-term study projects (except Twinnings)
- Research training
- Twin/triplet transition initiatives
- Joint workshops
The Selection Committee is composed of nine academics of different disciplines and student representatives. Following the Committee’s proposal, the final decision on adjudicating funds will be made by the Steering Committee of the Arqus European University Alliance.
Read all the details of the call and access the online application here: Ad hoc bottom-up-initiatives 2023! - Arqus (arqus-alliance.eu)