Project proposals

The University of Konstanz Alumni Association regularly supports projects and events on campus and in Konstanz: orientation events, excursions, cultural projects, sports competitions, networking events etc. We are happy to assist you with your proposal!

As a non-profit organisation, the University of Konstanz Alumni Association (VEUK e.V.) supports networking opportunities for students and alumni and promotes research and teaching at the University of Konstanz.

What kinds of events do we fund?

We support proposals and activities of any kind, as long as they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • provide networking opportunities for students, lecturers and alumni that help to intensify their relationship with the University of Konstanz,
  • organise academic events as well as advanced and continuing education programmes,
  • assist initiatives for improving study conditions,
  • support university sports,
  • support research and teaching (either financially or otherwise),
  • promote knowledge transfer.

We cannot provide funding for printing costs, food/drinks and travel expenses incurred by researchers or University of Konstanz employees.

What should my funding application look like?

All alumni and current members of the university can submit a funding application. An informal, written application including a financial plan and short description of your project will suffice.

The VEUK board will then evaluate your funding application.

What are the application deadlines?

Simple project proposals (up to a sum of 1000 euros) should be submitted one month ahead of the start of the project. More complex project proposals (sums of 1000 euros and more) require more time to prepare due to the internal processes of coordination and planning and should therefore be submitted two months ahead of the start of the project. 

What would a partnership look like?

We would be delighted if, in return for any financial support that you receive, you could help us with increasing the visibility of VEUK on campus. There are various ways of doing this, but you should at the very least ensure that our logo and name are printed on flyers, posters and other publications. Additionally, it would be great if you could mention us on any social media platforms that you use, in articles and at events. It would be fantastic if you could distribute our flyer during your event.

We report on current funding projects on our website and would be grateful to you if you could submit a short article on your event. We can discuss the details once we have received your application.

Hence the following tip: Make sure there is plenty of time between the submission of your application and the start of your project!

VEUK’s financial support of sports competitions is very well-regarded by the university’s top-level athletes.
Petra Borchert, Director of University Sports