International Collaboration Seed Funding

Due to the ongoing mobility challenges, the International Collaboration Seed Funding will not call for proposal for 2021. The next expected call for proposal may be in early 2022, for projects in 2022-2023.

The below information on the 2020 call for proposal is provided for your reference.

2020 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: June 2020 thru December 2021.

Funding Information

Funding amount and duration:

    • Up to NTD250,000 from June to December 2020.
    • Up to NTD500,000 from January to December 2021.

Funding will be distributed for each year and cannot be extended (funding dispersed for 2020 cannot be extended for use in 2021). Release of funding for 2021 will be reviewed again based on project execution of 2020.

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, publication fees, 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 16, until Monday, April 13, 2020.


    • Full-time faculty/researcher at NTU
    • Recipients of the 2019 Strategic Partnership Seed Funding are not eligible for the 2020 International Collaboration Seed Funding
    • While one applicant may submit multiple proposals, one applicant may only be eligible for funding of one proposal.

Collaboration partner: Faculty/researcher from NTU partner universities (For proposals with USyd, please apply to USyd-NTU Partnership Collaboration Awards).
*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 is from one of the institutions listed on the Preferred Partner List. *The list can be found at the bottom of this page.
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 a physical copy of the following items to the Office of International Affairs, Global Engagement, and email the electronic copy to

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 June to awarded applications.

For further inquiries, please contact:
Global Engagement, Office of International Affairs
Jennifer Wang
T: +886-2-3366-2007 #254
E: ntuglobalea [at]