Inaugural Call for Proposals for Cooperation Groups of the OX|BER Centre for Advanced Studies 2020
The Berlin University Alliance – a consortium consisting of the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin – have set themselves the ambitious joint goal of establishing Berlin as an integrated centre of research dedicated to addressing global challenges – known as Grand Challenges. The first two Grand Challenges have been identified as Social Cohesion and Global Health. The Berlin University Alliance has already held several calls for projects focussed on Social Cohesion, partly in response to the societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Berlin University Alliance and the University of Oxford have now established a new, for the time being virtual, Centre for Advanced Studies, with a joint budget in excess of 1.1 million euros over the period 2020-22. The Centre proposes, inter alia, to support a small number of thematic funding initiatives linked to the Berlin University Alliance’s Grand Challenges. The first of these will focus on Social Cohesion, with funding available between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021.
This is a targeted call to groups of Oxford and Berlin researchers currently working on seed-funding projects related to the Social Cohesion theme. The rationale for this is that these groups will already be benefitting from established connections and be in a position to develop additional research projects in a quicker timeframe. It is anticipated that future calls for funding from the CAS will be made with a broader audience across Oxford and Berlin University Alliance institutions.
- Applications open: August 1, 2020
- Final date for application submissions: September 16, 2020, 12 p.m.
- Proposals should be submitted in English via the online portal: https://portal.bihealth.de/portal/SitePages/Portal.aspx
after creating an account you will find the call under “Open Calls” in the “Start new application” menu
- Call for Proposal
- Template for budget plan
Any questions should be addressed to the academic coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Cramme, Berlin Coordinator of the Oxford-Berlin Research Partnership
Alasdair MacDonald, Oxford Coordinator of the Oxford-Berlin Research Partnership