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 continuation of the call in 2013 and 2014, a third joint call for proposals is launched for 2015.

This call aims to support joint Kent-Ghent projects by funding 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 activities carried out by 15th December 2015.

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

Selection criteria
Criteria for selection include: the feasibility of the goals, the reach and dissemination of the activities and the durable character of the initiative. Projects that reapply but must demonstrate the added value of a second application.

Application procedure
A project proposal (one common Kent and Ghent version, length: max. 1.5 page) should contain the following items:

1. Title

2. Description of the cooperation

  • Objectives (short-/medium- term)
  • Names and contact details of Ghent and Kent staff involved
  • Previous cooperation
  • Planned activities for 2014
  • Timing of planned activities

3. Estimated costs

  • Description of each activity
  • Costs per unit/volume
  • Total costs

Please send proposals either to: Emma Marku, University of Kent, or Gijs Coucke, Universiteit Gent,

Application deadline: 2 March 2015