Lancaster University

The collaboration with Lancaster University began in 2015. It is based on the synergies that have been existing in the fields of Geosciences, English Literature and Management, especially with regard to the "responsible future" theme.

Joint activities

The privileged partnership focuses on an interdisciplinary approach and takes the following forms:

  • Joint course modules
  • Joint study trips
  • Participation in the partner university's field camps
  • Teacher exchanges
  • Collaboration in research
  • Joint study days and collaboration on conferences
  • Organisation of an annual day of retreat for reflection
  • Administrative and technical staff exchange

Several SEMP agreements have also been signed.

For more information, please contact Dr Denis Dafflon (phone +41 21 692 20 26).

Seed-corn Funding call 2023

In the framework of the privileged partnership, Lancaster University and the University of Lausanne are inviting researchers to bid for matched seed-corn funding, the intention being that researchers could eventually bid for larger-scale funding through the UK Government's International Science Partnership Fund (ISPF).

For individuals to create a bid, they must submit a proposal that demonstrates the establishment of connections at both sites within one of the thematic areas:

  • Resilient planet
  • Transformative technologies
  • Healthy people, animals and plants
  • Tomorrow’s talents.

Total seed-corn funding for each project is up to £10,000 (combined total), however, each institution will maintain separate funding. The application should not be an exact replication of an existing funded research project at Lancaster University and/or at the University of Lausanne. The maximum project duration is 18 months.

The deadline to submit a proposal is 15 December 2023 (23h59 UK time).

All details and the application form (by clicking on "download") are available in the call text.

This call for funding is now closed

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Dr Denis Dafflon
Tel.: +41 21 692 20 26