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SPIRE - Seed money

The Strategic Programme for International Research and Education (SPIRE).

The Strategic Programme for International Research and Education (SPIRE) aims to support the University of Bergen Internationalisation Strategy and raise the University´s international profile.

SPIRE provides seed money for building collaborative research and/or learning and teaching initiatives with the University´s strategic partners in international networks and Nordic centres abroad.

The program also encourages establishment of contact and collaboration with preferred partners in Brazil, Russia, India, China, South-Africa (BRICS-countries) and Japan. 

UiB academic members of staff can apply for funding according to the annual SPIRE call for proposals.

SPIRE incorporates two possible funding streams:

1. SPIRE International Network/Partnership Grant
2. SPIRE Visiting Researcher Grant