Kent -Ghent Call 2020

Since 2009 the University of Kent and Ghent University have enjoyed a preferential 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, since 2013 the two universities have put out an annual call to staff to submit proposals for collaborative projects. This call aims to support joint Kent-Ghent initiatives by funding mobility of staff and students between the two institutions.

We are pleased to announce the call for 2019, marking ten years of this joint initiative, and seeking to support collaborative projects taking place in 2020.

Types of Cooperation initiatives

In the present call two types of initiatives are eligible

  1. Small scale and/or exploratory initiatives: seminars, workshops, intensive programmes, study visits etc.
  2. Advanced initiatives that seek to set up a long-term collaboration and/or specific output: joint project application, publication, structural joint education initiative etc. Advanced initiatives are required to demonstrate a real output.

Funding available

Maximum funding available per project:

  1. For Small scale and/or exploratory initiatives: £1,000
  2. For Advanced initiatives: £3,000

Eligible period of activity

The funding will be available for activities carried out by 31 December 2020.

Selection criteria

Criteria for selection include:

  • feasibility of the goals
  • reach and dissemination of the activities
  • involvement of students
  • 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 2020
    • Timing of planned activities
  3. Estimated costs
    • Description of each activity
    • Costs per unit/volume
    • Total costs


Please send proposals either to:

Application deadline

31 January 2020
Depending on the quality of proposals and remaining budget a second call may be launched in March 2020.