Georgetown-King’s College Joint Seed Fund

Georgetown University and King’s College London launched a joint seed fund in 2023 to support research and education collaborations and to increase the strategic engagement and impact of collaborative research between our two institutions. It aims to build on existing connections and to support the development of new links between King’s College London and Georgetown University.

The joint seed fund promotes collaborative research and educational activities by identifying research synergies and supporting the development of connections between faculty. Seed funding grants in the range of $2,500 to $5,000 per project are available to support innovative research addressing global challenges and developing education and training opportunities. Applications for joint seed fund are encouraged from all academic disciplines.

Examples of the types of activities that can be supported include, among others:

  • Research workshops/symposiums​
  • Individual research visits
  • Small-scale pilot experiments that will provide data/insights for larger grant proposals​
  • Research assistant, field work, or any other activities related to enhancing research or preparing a proposal for grant funding
  • Virtual research capacity-building exchanges
  • Education workshops to develop joint teaching modules/study programs
  • Joint virtual short courses
  • Other innovative initiatives of mutual benefit to both institutions 

​Selection Process

Funding for proposals is provided on a competitive basis. All joint proposals are reviewed by a joint review panel formed of representatives from both institutions. The decision to fund a project is made jointly by both institutions.

​Application Process

All applicants must submit their proposals using the Georgetown-King’s College Joint Seed Fund application form. The application should be submitted jointly by one lead King’s academic and one lead Georgetown academic. Please check back to this page for updates.


Should you have any questions, colleagues from Georgetown should contact Mary Gordon, Program Associate, Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement, at, and colleagues from King’s should contact Emma Bishop, Partnerships Manager (Americas & South Asia) at

Georgetown-King’s College Joint Seed Fund Document