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Seedfunding for Creative Collaborations

source: Bernd Grether


Deadline: 30 November 2023

Oxford - UdK Berlin - Seedfunding for Creative Collaborations

The University of Oxford and the Berlin University of the Arts invite their researchers, artists and designers to participate in the Oxford – UdK Berlin Partnership initiative in the Arts and Humanities. The initiative is intended to strengthen the ties both between the two institutions and between artistic and academic disciplines, and this is the second seedfunding call made by the partners to facilitate interdisciplinary research projects. Proposals for the seedfunding scheme should be jointly submitted by at least one faculty member from each institution (University of Oxford: a salaried faculty member or equivalent at post-doctoral level; Berlin University of the Arts: professors and mid-level faculty – artistic staff, research assistant in tandem with a professor – are eligible to apply).

Colleagues from other partners/ institutions outside the universities are able to participate. Please note, however, that they will have to bear their own costs. The universities are interested in project ideas which have the potential for credible applications to other funders at a later stage.

Eligible projects will run between 1.2. 2024 – 31.10. 2024, with activities taking place in either Berlin or Oxford, or in both. Across all projects, the funding provided by the universities for this funding call is 40.000 €. An extension (cost-neutral) may be possible should there be mitigating circumstances such as the continuation of the current pandemic.

Proposals should be written in English and submitted in both universities by 30. November 2023.

NEWS in Level I (up to 3.500 EUR): In addition to small-scale projects, in level I you may also initiate a collaboration through inviting colleagues from the partner university for a lecture, a workshop as part of your regular semester-programme or for a blended learning-course.

Please find here all necessary documents and further information for your application.


This is the third of three annual seed-funding calls that are projected to take place. Each round has an anticipated distribution, across both institutions and all funded projects, of 40,000 euros.



Application Form

► Draft Calculation

► Seedfunding FAQ (German)


Further Info:

At Berlin University of the Arts
Marianne Karthäuser/ Julia Warmers/ Anne Renner

Phone:  +49 (0) 30 3185 2163

At Oxford University
Aoife Ni Chroidheain

Email: or




For UdK members, the Office of Funded Programmes and Corporate Relations will hold (in German) two information meetings:

Infoveranstaltung zum „Seedfunding for Creative Collaborations“, 4. Juli 2023


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