Kent – Ghent: Joint call for projects

Since 2009 the University of Kent and Ghent University have enjoyed a strategic international relationship within the context of an inter-institutional cooperation agreement. This agreement has been the framework for partnership activities in staff and student exchange, Erasmus Mundus, co-supervision of research, joint research and the exchange of knowledge and best practice between staff in professional services.

In order to stimulate further Kent-Ghent cooperation, in 2013 a call for Kent-Ghent projects resulted in a diverse range of activities being funded: Modern American Poetry in Europe: Teaching and Research; The development of pseudotype-based neutralization assays for medically important flaviviruses; Film Studies Preparatory Meetings; Multidisciplinary Approaches to Late Antiquity; Development and validation of an implicit measure of perfectionism (IAT); Collaboration in Social and Political Sciences; Disability in First World War popular culture: inter-university collaboration seminar.

A second joint call for proposals is launched for 2014. This call aims to support joint Kent-Ghent projects by funding short-term mobility between colleagues at the two institutions (for example short-term staff/student exchange, seminars, workshops, preparatory meetings to establish longer-term collaboration such as double degrees, joint research projects).

Eligible period of activity
The funding will be available for mobility carried out by 15th December 2014.

Funding available
Maximum funding available per project: £1,000

Selection criteria
Criteria for selection include: the feasibility of the goals, the dissemination of the activities and the durable character of the initiative. Projects that were funded in the 2013 call are eligible to reapply but must demonstrate the added value of a second application.

Application procedure
Please submit a project proposal (one common Kent and Ghent version, length: max. 1.5 page) containing the following details:

A. Title

B. Description of the cooperation to include:

  1. Objectives (short-/medium- term)
  2. Names and contact details of Ghent and Kent staff involved
  3. Previous cooperation
  4. Planned activities for 2014
  5. Timing of planned activities
  6. Estimated costs

C. Description of each activity
to include:

  1. Costs per unit/volume
  2. Total costs


Please send proposals either to: Jan Lowe, University of Kent, or Gijs Coucke, Universiteit Gent,

Application deadline: 20th March 2014