EUniWell Well-Being Research Incubator

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.

In September 2022, we introduced a new initiative to promote collaboration in well-being research: the EUniWell Well-being Research Incubator. Researchers from participating universities 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).

Second Call for Workshops now open

Researchers are now invited to apply to run a collaborative workshop via our brief application form by 23:59 (CET) on 17 February 2023. 

These workshops are intended to be an opportunity to make connections and explore opportunities for future collaboration. It is up to applicants to decide how best to do this. However there are some eligibility criteria, as outlined below. 

  • The workshop must bring together researchers and / or research staff from at least three EUniWell member universities. 
  • The workshop must support collaboration in research.
  • The theme or topic of the workshop must fall under one of the four EUniWell research areas
  • Workshop organisers must provide a brief feedback report. 
  • Workshops must be held online, between April and May 2023. 

Please see the Call for Workshops document for further information. 

Follow-on funding

From May 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.