Launch: Joint Call to Foster Trilateral Academic Collaboration

07-03-2022 at 12:00
Africa Platform of Ghent University Association

Joint Call to Foster Academic Collaboration between the University of the Western Cape, University of Missouri and Ghent University


The Tri-Continental Partnership (3CP) is a trilateral agreement between the University of Missouri, the University of the Western Cape and Ghent University. To promote our partnership during this time of reduced travel, we are providing funds to support virtual research and teaching collaborations between faculty members at the three institutions.

The committee welcomes proposals from all fields. Projects could involve comparative research (such as identifying the impact of alcohol abuse on learners or the impact of climate change on wine cultivation in South Africa, the U.S. and Belgium), other types of rigorous academic research, or the joint development of courses or course material. We are seeking innovative and creative ideas for using new technologies to facilitate the collaboration.


Proposals for funding must include a faculty member at each of the three universities.

Costs will be covered up to $5,000 per project, according to the rules of each university and based on real costs.

The project should be a maximum of 12 months, with the earliest start date of June 2022.

Requests for assistance in identifying collaborators should be sent to your local contact person. 


The application form should be submitted to the local contact person at the principal applicant’s home institution before April 22, 2022. Selection will be made by the people in each institution who are responsible for the trilateral collaboration, based on the potential of the project to yield results and to initiate more structural collaboration.