University of Melbourne – Berlin University Alliance Seed Fund

Critical Dates

Monday 15 April 2019
11:59am (Berlin time)

Applications close

End of May 2019

Results released


Within their new partnership, established in October 2018, the University of Melbourne and the members of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA) – Freie Universität, Humboldt-Universität, Technische Universität and Charité – are seeking to strengthen their already existing links and stimulate new research collaborations between the five institutions.

Funds can be awarded for, among other things, workshops, short-term research stays, and travel grants. Applications may be submitted by full-time researchers from at least one of the participating Berlin institutions and the University of Melbourne for a joint research project.

How to apply

  1. Review the funding guidelines

    Funding guidelines and supporting documents are found at

  2. Submit the application to the BUA

    Submit a single, jointly prepared application through the application portal ( by 11:59am on 15 April 2019 (Berlin local time)


BUA submission and contact details:
Dr. Frederik Holst
Regional Coordinator Asia/Australia
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
+49 (0) 30 2093 46713

For Melbourne applicants please direct any additional questions to:
Ms Felicity Jones
European Research and Development Manager (Berlin)
Research, Innovation and Commercialisation
The University of Melbourne

+49 (0) 1703 078 675