2 October 2018

1st Call for Project Proposals

Seed money call Transforming Infrastructures for Sustainable Cities

Are you doing research on cities and infrastructure at Utrecht University and are you looking for initial funding to collaborate with researchers from other disciplines and faculties?

The research hub Transforming Infrastructures for Sustainable Cities invites applications for seed funding that reflect an innovative approach in exploring urban sustainability transformations through the lens of technical infrastructures.

With the seed money fund, the research hub intends to stimulate new research ideas, facilitate new internal and external collaborations, bring together researchers across the faculties of Utrecht University and to foster new ways of achieving research impact. By connecting our knowledge and collaborating with stakeholders in transdisciplinary settings, the hub aims to explore and provide sustainable infrastructure solutions for cities of the future. Our ambition is to investigate and test practices that help transform cities and their infrastructures in a sustainable way.

In the current seed money call, the research hub offers seed funding for activities that:

  • aim to acquire external funding for research activities on urban and infrastructural sustainability transformations with the potential of substantial societal impact;
  • develop strong engagement with urban stakeholders to tackle sustainability challenges and bring the transdisciplinary agenda of the hub and the strategic theme forward (e.g. stakeholder workshops), and/or
  • contribute innovative and high-quality perspectives and insights to the hub’s research agenda on urban and infrastructure transitions (e.g. academic workshops, major publication projects).

Deadline to submit your proposal is 2 November 2018, 5PM CET

For information on the requirements, criteria, and procedure of the call, and the background of the research hub, please consult the full call text.