We are pleased to announce a new round of Seed Funding. If you’re a researcher at TU/e, WUR, UU or UMC Utrecht passionate about collaborative, innovative research with societal impact, this opportunity is for you. We initiate seed calls, inviting proposals aligned with our core research themes. Selected projects receive seed funding to drive their research efforts. This April, both our institute 4 a Circular Society (i4CS) and the institute 4 Preventive Health (i4PH) invite you to submit your proposals.

Seed Call Circular Society: Co-creating circular innovations for the Utrecht region

The Institute for a Circular Society (i4CS) is offering Seed Funding for researchers at TU/e, WUR, UU, or UMC Utrecht interested in advancing circular solutions. In collaboration with the province and city of Utrecht, the focus is on Urban-Rural Circularity (URC). For this call, researchers need to attend a pressurecooker session on May 29, in Utrecht, to develop collaborative proposals targeting specific knowledge gaps identified in the Utrecht region. The goal is to foster innovative research with direct societal impact, addressing challenges such as spatial claims, digital innovations, and measuring circularity in a regional context. Interested researchers are encouraged to register for the session and contribute to the pursuit of a circular society. Budget: €40,000 per project; four grants available.

Learn more about this call and register for the Pressurecooker

Seed Call Preventive Health: Open Call for Proposals

The Institute 4 Preventive Health announces an Open Call for proposals, aimed at fostering transdisciplinary research to advance preventive health in alignment with Health Holland’s agenda. With a mission to extend the average healthy lifespan and reduce health disparities by 2040, the i4PH invites submissions focusing on four key research themes: Healthy Start, Preserving Health, Living with Disease, and Health @ Home. Proposals must involve at least three co-applicants from the EWUU alliance institutes (TU/e, WUR, UU, and UMC Utrecht), with funding capped at €50,000 per project; three grants available.

Learn more about this call