Get Involved as a Researcher

Una Europa offers academics a suite of opportunities to facilitate collaboration in education, research and non-academic partners.

Our alliance is founded on long-standing collaboration and strong connections across various initiatives and stakeholders. We are committed to establishing a framework for systematic collaboration seamlessly integrated into institutional structures and workflows to support the research collaboration in a flexible and sustainable way.

By consolidating and expanding the virtual inter-university campus and by providing mobility opportunities, we can create a more effective and collaborative research community that will benefit all European researchers.  

Una Europa puts a special emphasis on early-career researchers. With the ability to offer a wide range of training opportunities across partner institutions, Una Europa is uniquely positioned to empower the researchers of future with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the evolving academic environment and diversify their career opportunities.

Una Opportunities for Researchers

Una Europa launches an annual call for applications for seed funding. The aim of the seed funding initiative is to support the initiation of long-term collaborative activities between the partner universities. The idea is to "plant a seed" that can eventually attract external funding.

Una Europa Seed Funding 2024 for Early Career Researchers from all Disciplines 

The sixth round of Una Europa seed funding call has opened in the beginning of March. The 2024 seed funding call is not only limited to Una Europa’s six focus areas, but is open to all disciplines. The project must involve at least four partner universities of Una Europa and is especially targeted at early career researchers. Una Europa's 2024 seed funding can be applied for now and the application ends on June 28, 2024. Read more about seed funding on Una Europa's website.

University of Helsinki has been coordinating several projects, that have been supported by the Una Europa Seed Funding: 

Linguistic variation in postcolonial contexts (LiVaPoCo)

One Health as an emerging focus area for Una Europa (UNA-OH)

The role of academia in transition to sustainable food systems (INSTIL)

Toppling Statues: Public Spaces, Colonial Heritage, and Identities in Europe (EuroStatues)

Funding for postdocs within the Una Europa Alliance: Next webinar takes place on May 24 at 11:30 EET, with exploration of funding opportunities in Edinburgh/Scotland, Dublin/Ireland and Krakow, Poland.  

Session 2: France, Belgium and the Netherlands

Session 1: Finland, Germany, and Switzerland | Una Europa ( 

Funding Factsheets: 

Factsheet Leuven/Belgium

Factsheet Paris1/France

Factsheet Leiden/the Netherlands

Factsheet Berlin/Germany 

Factsheet Helsinki/Finland 

Factsheet Zürich/Switzerland 

The Toolkit is designed to assist researchers at any career stage who want to learn more about citizen science initiatives. With insights from 8 citizen science experts from Una Europa partner universities, the Toolkit offers a range of perspectives and expertise on various aspects of citizen science, from project design and funding to citizen engagement, and even long-term sustainability. Read more on the Una Europa website.

Please see the thematic focus areas working for Una Europa Helsinki, find synergies and expand your network: 

Focus Areas | Una Europa Helsinki | University of Helsinki

See also our work for common R&I strategy: 

Research and Innovation | Una Europa Helsinki | University of Helsinki