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ENLIGHT offers funding for joint initiatives in spring 2024

ENLIGHT invites all teaching staff, researchers, students, and other staff members from all disciplines to present joint initiatives that will encourage cooperation within the network. There will be three categories for application: the ENLIGHT Incubator Grants, ENLIGHT Thematic Networks and ENLIGHT+.  

Each joint initiative targets specific types of actions and the chosen activities should be in line with the objectives and mission of ENLIGHT across the six ENLIGHT focus areas. A joint initiative may be submitted by a minimum of three universities (except for virtual exchange or COIL) incl. one as a leading partner. Participation in the project must be approved by the head of home institute.

To apply, please enter your project information in the web form and follow the instructions on the ENLIGHT website.

ENLIGHT Incubator Grants (application deadline 30 June 2024) aim to support joint future-proof education projects and stepping-stones for international learning. Preferred activities include blended intensive programmes, blended mobility, living labs, winter/summer schools, virtual courses, virtual exchange, collaborative online international learning (COIL), and other joint programmes. Funding is available for sustainable projects that are included in the programme of the participating universities and take place over a longer period of time.  

Grants are awarded to a total of ten projects. The maximum funding for each initiative is 30,000 euros, which can be used as needed until 30 October 2027. The costs are reimbursed based on expense documents. Eligible costs include those for developing initiatives, personnel costs, purchase costs, travel costs, and organising physical meetings.  

For more information related to applying for Enlight Incubator Grants, please contact Internationalisation Adviser Ülle Tensing.  

ENLIGHT Thematic Networks (application deadline 30 June 2024) aim to support interdisciplinary academic networks for developing joint challenge-based activities linking education, research and outreach. Each ETN is expected to set up an own coordination structure and become a catalyst for cooperation leading to various outputs, such as joint seminars, summer courses, thematic conferences, bachelor’s, master’s or PhD courses and programmes, co-supervision of doctoral students, grant applications (Horizon Europe, MSCA, ERC, Erasmus+, Intereg, etc.), citizen science initiatives, mobility programmes, knowledge transfer programmes, leadership and entrepreneurship programmes, etc.

Funding is awarded to ten projects. Each project should last for 36 months, starting 1 November 2024. The maximum funding for each initiative is 150,000 euros. The costs are reimbursed based on expense documents. Eligible costs include personnel costs, travel costs, subsistence, costs for hosting events.

For more information related to applying for ETN grants, please contact Tiina Jaksman, Project Manager in the International Cooperation and Protocol Office.

ENLIGHT+ (with three application deadlines of 31 May, 30 September, and 31 January) aims to foster new emerging joint (small-scale, inclusive and/or sustainable) initiatives across disciplines. Funding will be provided by partnering universities. Academic staff, administrative staff members, PhD candidates, and students from ENLIGHT universities can apply. The University of Tartu will award three grants of 2,000 euros each. Costs are reimbursed based on invoices and eligible costs include organisational and travel costs.

For more information related to applying for ENLIGHT+, please contact Tiina Jaksman, Project Manager in the International Cooperation and Protocol Office. 

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