EUniWell Well-Being Research Incubator

EUniWell researchers: apply now to run collaborative workshops!

Call for workshops now open for applications

EUniWell promotes cooperation, collaboration and friendship between its member universities and a broad base of associate partner organisations from across Europe. So far, we’ve done this through a range of activities, from open lectures to a transnational festival of well-being.

We are now pleased to introduce our new initiative to promote collaboration in well-being research: the EUniWell Well-being Research Incubator. It‘s based on a tried and tested model used at the University of Birmingham to encourage inter-disciplinary collaboration, and uses the same approach to support networking and joint research projects across EUniWell partner insitutions.

Researchers at all levels are invited to put forward proposals to run online collaborative workshops on topics relating to our four research areas. We want you to use our established, well-connected European Alliance to help widen your networks; learn about research activity taking place across Europe; and identify common interests, synergies and potential for collaboration.

What your workshop looks like is up to you. It could be a networking session for people working in the same field, or a structured meeting of an established partnership wishing to plan its next steps. The workshops just need to bring together researchers from at least three partner institutions from the EUniWell Alliance, and focus on collaboration in research (rather than teaching, or other aspects of higher education provision).

And there’s more. From February 2023, workshop participants will be able to submit project ideas to a follow-on funding scheme for collaborative research projects. This seed funding scheme will offer grants of up to €10,000 or up to €25,000 for small-scale projects which test out and scope ideas for larger-scale well-being research projects in the future.

Recent global events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have shown the benefits of international cooperation to find solutions to shared problems. Although small in scale, we hope that collaboration supported through this scheme will help improve the quality and reach of research across our partner universities, and in the long-run lead to the development of transferable approaches to well-being which can be implemented in our partner countries and beyond.

Apply now!

See the Call for Workshops for more information, then complete this application form by midnight on 25 November 2022.

Take a look at the ideas for workshops that have been put forward so far on our online portal, and contact the workshop coordinator if you’d like to get involved.

If you have your own idea but are looking for partners to work with, try using the platform to promote it. Instructions on how to use the platform can be found here.

We’ll hold online information and networking sessions on 6 and 27 October 2022. Register your interest to take part in these sessions here:

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us on: euniwell-incubator[at]contacts.bham.ac.uk