Kyoto University (KU) and Universität Hamburg (UHH) Funding Program - Call for ECR Mobility Program Proposals 2023 (ECR Program)
In July 2020, Kyoto University (KU) and Universität Hamburg (UHH) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding to form a joint strategic partnership. The Memorandum is going to be extended further three years from 2023, and it was agreed that KU and UHH jointly promote the collaboration under the theme of "Plaentary Health". With the goal of initiating and strengthening their cooperation in research and education, KU and UHH have launched a funding program to support joint projects related to "Planetary Health". The funding aims to anable KU and UHH faculty and researchers to identify complementary strenghts, facilitate the use of synergies, and promote the future development of projects. The involvement of early career researchers (ECRs) in the exchange and collaboration between KU and UHH is deemed a vital factor in ensuring its sustainability. The joint funding ECR Program seeks to develop sustainable collaboration and exchange in all research domains related to "Planetary Health" such as: Water Scarcity, Changing Food Systems, Urbanization, Biodiversity Shifts, Natural Disasters, Climate Change, Changing Land Use and Ladn Cover, Global Pollution, Changing Biogeochemical Flows, Non Communicable Diseases, Infectious Disease, Mental Health, Nutrition, Civil Strife and Displacement.
Please apply until 31 July 2023 for projects taking place between October 2023 and March 2024 online or onsite in Kyoto or Hamburg. For further information regarding the funding line as well as the application documents you can also contact Mr. Gero Hemker at the Department of International Affairs (email@example.com, Tel.: 040 428 38 8752).
| Call for ECR Mobility Program Proposals 2023
| Amount of funding by UHH: Up to 4.000 EUR per person for UHH researchers visiting KU
| Amount of funding by KU: Up to 600,000 JPY per person for KU researchers visiting UHH
| Funded period: mid-October 2023 to early March 2024
| Deadline for submission of project proposal: 6:59 (JST) 1 August 2023 / 23:59 (CEST)31 July 2023
Detailed information: ECR Funding Call
Proposals for the KU-UHH funding scheme should be submitted by candidates who are fulltime faculty members of KU or UHH, or, in the case of students and postdoctoral research fellows, by the candidate’s academic supervisor. Proposals must be submitted in English and in one PDF together with the ECR Program Application Form.
The required documents are as follows:
- Completed application form, including:
- Project title
- Details of the applicant, and the visiting and host researchers
- Description of the planned project/activities (max. length: 2 pages)
- Budget calculation
- Complete CVs of the project coordinators from both institutions. CVs of the other project participants should also be provided if necessary.
The submission deadline for proposals is 6:59 (JST) 1 August 2023 / 23:59 (CEST) 31 July 2023.
All proposals from KU and UHH applicants should be sent to Mr. Gero Hemker of Universität Hamburg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for joint activities will be provided on a competitive basis. Projects will be selected by a joint KU-UHH committee, giving particular attention to the following criteria:
- A clearly formulated activity plan (comprehensible to non-experts).
- Potential for strengthening institutional links between KU and UHH.
- Potential for the development of sustainable research collaboration and exchange.
- Potential for acquiring third party funding in the future.
- Validity of the reasons for which the funding is necessary.
Export control, academic freedom, and in-depth review procedure
The Department of International Affairs helps Universität Hamburg researchers by minimizing the risk of and providing a sound basis for international cooperation. In 2020, Universität Hamburg’s Executive University Board resolved to establish a review process for international cooperation. The University Administration will review funding applications and cooperation agreements with international partners with regard to the upholding of academic freedom and the requirements of the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA). If cooperation topics are relevant to further control rights issues, and if the cooperating institution is located in a country that the Academic Freedom Index (AFI) has listed as restricting academic freedom, an in-depth review procedure will be initiated. Both the first and the in-depth review will be conducted within strictly defined parameters.
The UHH grants up to 4.000 EUR per person for UHH researchers visiting KU.
The KU grants up to 600,000 JPY per person for the travel expenses of 3–4 KU researchers visiting UHH for short-term research stays.
The proposed activities should be conducted during the period mid-October 2023 to early March 2024. Travel expenses will be provided in accordance with the applicable regulations of each university.
A report of the program must be submitted after its completion. The report shall be made publicly available.