The first framework agreement with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) was signed in 1991. UNIL's collaborative relationships in research with ULB, which have always been intense, and the high level of student mobility between the two institutions naturally led to the signing of a privileged partnership agreement in 2016. Regular meetings are planned to identify and develop new areas for collaboration (funds for the promotion of research projects, doctoral study days, collaboration between departments, etc.).
Call for joint projects
The privileged partnership between ULB and UNIL means that both institutions are committed to encouraging, strengthening and supporting cooperation in research and teaching as a priority.
As a result, they have created a joint annual fund to finance new bilateral projects. This provides seed funding for cooperative projects submitted jointly by teams from ULB and UNIL. Five calls for projects were launched in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022.
6th call for joint projects - 2023
This new call for projects is open to all disciplines and does not concern any specific theme. The ULB-UNIL joint fund only finances the setting up of new projects but may support existing projects if their added value and innovative aspect are clearly demonstrated and justified. The maximum duration of projects is two years.
For this 6th call for projects, the joint fund can finance 5 to 6 projects for a maximum amount of €10,000 when only ULB and UNIL are involved, and €12,500 if one or more CIVIS alliance member universities (including African universities) are involved.
The deadline to submit a project via the online platform of the calls launched by the International relations office is February 15, 2024 (23:59). Full details can be found in the text of the call for projects (in French only).