CIVICA Funding

Call for Thematic Activities and Seed funding

Faculty, postdoctoral researchers and/or doctoral students in CIVICA universities (Bocconi, CEU, EUI, Hertie School, IE, LSE, Sciences Po, SGH, SNSPA, SSE) are invited to submit joint proposals for ‘thematic activities’ and/or ‘research proposals for seed funding’.

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The call aims to foster collaborative activities, to further existing links or to establish new ones. Activities may include, but are not limited to, organising CIVICA workshops, or small-scale CIVICA conferences with the involvement of (primarily) CIVICA faculty, postdoctoral, and doctoral researchers. Alternatively, applications for seed funding for research projects that lead to larger grant applications are also welcome.

The application deadline is 15 January 2024, 12:00 pm (CET)

What you should know:


Thematic activity leaders and/or PIs of research applications should be permanent faculty from CIVICA universities, or employees with long-term contract. The duration of the contract must go well beyond the end of the funding period. Postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students at CIVICA universities are encouraged to be involved in the thematic activities. Postdoctoral researchers at CIVICA universities can also be involved in research projects.

How to apply


  • 31 October 2023 – Call for Thematic Activities announced 

  • 15 January 2024 – Application deadline 

  • 1 February 2024 – Announcement of winners on the CIVICA website 

  • 31 January 2025 – Thematic activities completed

  • 31 July 2025 – Research activities completed

The application form available here needs to be submitted electronically to research(at) 

Any question should be sent to Helen Rosemont h.v.rosemont[at] and civica(at) 

Deadline and additional information

Projects can officially start in February 2024. Thematic activities must take place within 12 months, i.e. by end of January 2025. Research projects must finish within 18 months, i.e. by end of July 2025. Research projects are considered completed when a grant application is submitted. 

The application deadline is 15 January 2024, 12:00 pm (CET) 


Further details on the selection process can be found on this page.