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VIQE Research Seed Mobilities

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Learn more about EC2U Mobility program in the framework of VIQE. Link to further information.

European Campus of City-Universities (EC2U) and Virtual Institute for Quality Education(VIQE)

The European Campus of City-Universities (EC2U) is a multicultural and multilingual alliance consisting of seven long-established, education- and research-oriented, locally and globally engaged EU universities: the universities in Coimbra (Portugal), Iaşi (Romania), Jena (Germany), Pavia (Italy), Poitiers (France), Salamanca (Spain) and Turku (Finland).

 The Virtual Institute for Quality Education (VIQE) is a virtual institute within the Alliance and is dedicated to connecting education, research and innovation. During the three years of the project, a pilot project profile for VIQE will first be developed and fully implemented, focusing mainly on language as well as cultural and societal diversity in Europe.

Aim of the Research Seed mobility programme

One key objective of the Research Seed Mobility Programme is to actively promote stronger scientific cooperation between researchers and research groups at all seven EC2U universities.

 Existing local research groups working on languages, cultures and societies in contact and on education as a means of promoting linguistic and cultural diversity are invited to collaborate. They are expected to form EC2U research clusters, develop research seed projects and subsequently apply for additional national and EU funding.


Researchers working on the following topics are eligible to apply for Research Seed Mobilities:

  • Languages
  • Literature
  • Cultures
  • Any other research areas in the Social Sciences and Humanities

In addition, researchers must be enrolled as doctoral students at FSU Jena and/or employed in the academic department of FSU Jena. Good knowledge of English and/or the national language are additional requirements.


A typical mobility measure lasts up to five days for the stay and one additional day each for arrival and departure. The mobility grant covers the following costs related to the participation of researchers in working meetings for the preparation of national and European project proposals: Travel costs are reimbursed up to a maximum of 400 EUR, meals and accommodation up to a maximum of 130 EUR per day (650 EUR for five days). The mobility must be completed by September 2023.

In case of a funding award, the researchers undertake to write a short report and send it to the project coordinator within one month after the mobility.

Further information

Further details can be found herepdf, 281 kb

Apply online at  https://survey.appli.univ-poitiers.fr/353438?newtest=Y&lang=enExternal link

Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis for mobilities taking place between December 2022 and September 2023.

Contact at the University of Jena

If you have any questions, please contact

Dr. Julien Bobineau
Intercultural Business Communication
EC2U WP5 – Virtual Institute for Quality Education

Tel.: 03641 - 9 44 37 9