International Collaboration Seed Funding

2022 International Collaboration Seed Funding

Purpose: The NTU International Collaboration Seed Funding has been established by the Office of International Affairs to encourage and support NTU scholars’ collaboration with international partners.

Project period: July 2022 thru December 2023

Funding Information

Funding amount and duration:

    • Up to NTD250,000 from June to December 2022.
    • Up to NTD500,000 from January to December 2023.

Funding will be distributed for each year and cannot be extended (funding dispersed for 2022 cannot be extended for use in 2023). Release of funding for 2023 will be reviewed again based on project execution of 2022.

Eligible expenses:

    • Expenses that will be considered for funding include International travel by NTU scholars, non-NTU scholar visits to Taiwan, international events in Taiwan, and project assistant salary.
    • Expenses that will not be considered for funding include consumable supplies for research and miscellaneous charges that are not in support of hosting international events.

Funding origin: Ministry of Education. All spending must adhere to MOE’s regulations.

Application Information

Application period: Monday, March 21, until Tuesday, May 31, 2022.


    • Full-time faculty/researcher at NTU

Collaboration partner: Faculty/researcher from NTU partner universities 
*Please click here for a list of NTU partner universities.

Application requirements:

Application proposal should include at least 1 item from the list below. Proposal that includes multiple items will receive priority consideration.

Items Description
Preferred partner Collaborator from one of the institutions listed on the Preferred Partner List
Matching fund Collaborator has matching fund to support the proposal.
UN SDG involvement

Project addresses at least one of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with higher priorities given to SDG 3, 11, and 13.

  • SDG 3 Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 Climate Action
For more information on SDGs, please refer to:
Student participation Project includes student roles or provides students with international experiences.
Sustainable collaboration Demonstration of project sustainability with future collaboration plans.
International events in Taiwan Project timeline includes hosting of international conferences, workshops, or other international events in NTU or Taiwan.
Interdisciplinary collaboration Project includes collaboration of faculty/researcher from at least 2 different disciplines.
Involvement of other entities Project includes collaboration with other entities such as businesses, government, non-governmental organizations, etc.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit the following items to the Office of International Affairs, Global Engagement via email,

Application form (Word DocumentODF Document)
Letter of intent from collaborating partners
Applicant CV (2 pages max)

Emails notifications are expected to be sent out in July to awarded applications.

Coordinator Information

Global Engagement, Office of International Affairs
Shirly Chang