Intersectoral Cooperation Programme

This programme aims at developing cooperation between postdoctoral researchers and the non-academic sector. Grants are given to support cooperation that fosters joint research projects with mutual benefits, research dissemination and public outreach initiatives. The programme provides opportunities for junior researchers to work with industrial partners, companies, social institutions, cultural institutions, archives, public bodies, or non-profit organisations.

The maximum budget per project is 10.000 EUR. The projects can have a maximum duration of 2 years. They should be completed in general within the duration of the Fellowship.

Who may apply?

Young researchers from all faculties of Konstanz University and Fellows of the Zukunftskolleg are invited to apply.

Application

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Detailed description of the intended project (max. 5 pages) explaining the theoretical and practical goals and objectives of the collaboration, the motivation for the cooperation and the specific choice of partners, resulting mutual benefits, potential for longer term cooperation (if applicable), and public impact (if applicable).
  • Short profiles of partner institutions and individual partners or project teams
  • Proof of the employment or of the scholarship at the University of Konstanz
  • Timeline for the proposed activities
  • Detailed expenditure plan
  • Proof of cooperation interest of the external partner (i.e. letters of interest)

    Results of previous calls

    2016

    The following project was funded:

    1. "From Development to Application: An Approach to Bridging the Difficulties of Translational Research" – cooperation between Jennifer Randerath (Research Fellow/Psychology) and the Kliniken Schmieder

    2015

    The following project was funded:

    1. “The Study of Early Colonialism in the Pacific: Archaeology in Small Islands, History of Global Processes” – cooperation between María Cruz Berrocal (Research Fellow/History and Sociology), and Dr. Beatriz Robledo Sanz (Head of the Department of Ethnology, Museo de América, Madrid)