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Research Seed Mobilities

EC2U short-term mobility grants are available for researchers in the fields of language and cultural diversity. Apply now!
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European Campus of City-Universities and Virtual Institute for Quality Education (VIQE)

The European Campus of City-Universities (EC2U) is a multi-cultural and multilingual Alliance consisting of seven long-standing, education- and research-led, locally and globally engaged universities from four diverse regions of the European Union: the University of Coimbra, the University of Iasi, the University of Jena, the University of Pavia, the University of Poitiers, the University of Salamanca and the University of Turku.

VIQE is one of the Alliance’s Virtual Institutes and combines education, research and innovation for advanced studies on quality education. Within the three-year framework of this project only a pilot project profile of the Virtual Institute for Quality Education will be developed and fully implemented: Language, Cultural and Societal Diversity in Europe.

Objectives of the research seed mobility programme

The main objective of the VIQE research seed mobility programme is to actively promote in-depth research collaboration among researchers and research groups of the seven EC2U universities.
Already existing local research groups working on languages, cultures and societies in contact (as well as on education as a vehicle of language and cultural diversity) are invited to work together, form EC2U research clusters, develop research seed projects and then apply for additional national and EU funding.


A typical mobility will last 5 days. The mobility grant will cover the following costs related to the attendance of researchers to working sessions aimed at preparing national and European R&D project applications: travel costs for a maximum amount of 400 EUR and individual support costs for a maximum amount of 130 EUR per day (650 EUR for five days). Mobilities must take place between November 2021 and April 2023.

Further Information

Download: More detailed information including eligibilty requirements is available herepdf, 280 kb. The application form heredocx, 163 kb.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis for mobilities that take place between July 2022 and March 2023.

Contact at the University of Jena

Please get in touch with any questions you may have!

Dr. Yolanda López García
Intercultural Business Communication
EC2U WP5 - Quality Education

+49 3641 9-44379


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