Discover the results of the 5th Seed Funding Call
Supporting promising projects
Building on the success of previous editions, EUniWell awarded funding to nine more innovative projects during the fifth EUniWell Seed Funding Call. The selected projects exemplify the synergies between EUniWell universities and make significant contributions to advancing well-being in various domains such as health, education, institutions, the environment, promoting gender equality, and reducing inequalities. The projects cover all of EUniWell’s Arenas, providing a diversity of perspectives and setting a strong foundation for the anticipated second phase of the Alliance.
The Seed Funding Programme places a strong emphasis on student participation, and notably, in this round all selected projects also actively involve students. The inclusion of students ensures a diverse range of perspectives and brings about meaningful contributions to the initiatives. It is also worth noting that more recent EUniWell members were also included in this round, with three projects involving students, researchers, educators or staff from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
The 9 winning projects
Discover the projects selected by the Seed Funding Selection Committee:
- EUniWell Moot Court II aims to organise a second edition of the EUniWell Moot Court competition for students on SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), with the aim of fostering collaboration among students and academics while generating knowledge and discussion about important societal challenges related to well-being.
- A laboratory on gender equality policy reforms in universities will bring together students, academic and administrative staff to work on the drafting of policy recommendations on gender equality to develop policy options for improving well-being of staff and students.
- University students matter! The project aims to improve university students’ perceived sense of significance, by collecting quantitative and qualitative data to examine the link among mattering, self-esteem, well-being, and academic success. The goal is to identify strategies for cultivating a greater sense of mattering within universities.
- Trauma and Well-Being will develop an interdisciplinary EUniWell academic certificate programme on Trauma Studies, consisting of online collaborative courses for students at various levels, as well as for professionals.
- Across Nature and Culture will promote the link between theory and practice as well as the dialogue between universities and local communities by using the city of Florence as a case study for natural-cultural conservation and preservation issues. The team will design a new replicable model of a culturally-naturally sustainable European city.
- Tackling the taboo of cancer through contemporary art is an integrative education programme that explores the universal human experience of cancer. The project aims to create a curated, research-based art exhibition, lectures, workshops, and printed educational materials for medical and nursing students to help them understand the universal human experience of cancer, and to develop their empathy and psychological resilience.
- Welcome Re-Course is a co-produced online training to support the inclusion of refugee, migrant, and international students alongside in-person inclusion initiatives to support EUniWell’s mission to improve well-being within universities and society.
- LaW: Law and Well-Being aims to establish a lasting partnership between the universities under the form of a cycle of conferences on law and well-being taking place every two years. These conferences mainly target PhD students and recent PhD graduates, with the first conference focusing on the question of the coercive dimension of laws in relation to well-being.
- Technology Transfer of Peptides for the Well-Being Economy will promote peptides, educating new generations in this emerging field of natural molecules with high impact for health and well-being. Specific laboratory training courses, seminars and networking workshops will develop knowledge in peptides to be translated in diagnostics, therapeutics, cosmeceuticals in a circular economy perspective.
These nine projects exemplify the synergies between EUniWell members universities and will be implemented from 1 June 2023 to 31 May 2024.
Find more informationon the Seed Funding Programme page.
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