Beginning with the 2023 call, two funding components are announced jointly. Depending on their eligibility, PIs will be able to have their proposals evaluated under either “Seed Research Fund Program” (KU-SRF) or “Research Support for Female Academics after Career Breaks Program” (Return-to-Research). Details about the new Return-to-Research scheme can be found in the 2023 call document (downloadable below).

The call is accepting proposals from faculty and research faculty.

  • Call opening: 6 March 2023
  • Submission deadline: 28 April 2023 (23:59)
  • Evaluations and notifications: May 2023
  • Projects start: July 2023

Applications are completed by sending the following forms to : “Proposal Form” (pdf format), “Budget Table” (Excel format) a CV (pdf format). Proposals are prepared in English.

You can also send your feedback, review needs and questions regarding your application to

You can download the call rules, proposal form and budget table documents below.


2023 Call Rules

Proposal form

Budget table