SMUS Action 2 ‒ Experience: Gaining Applicable Skills in Research through Combined Teaching-Research-Course

Application Deadline: 05.09.2023

SMUS is pleased to announce an open call for (1) one teaching-research-project course during 2023/2024.

Research methodological skills are often abstract, and many scholars find it challenging to put them into action for their own research topic. In certain disciplines, the challenge of learning how to put methods into practice is often tackled by designing and conducting tandem teaching-research-project courses.

The course usually includes:
• Methodological training on particular research methods,
• Data analysis training and
• Writing skills.

2023/2024 Teaching-Research-Project Course

The SMUS teaching-research-project course will allow any university teachers from the SMUS network to further their teaching and research skills by collaborating with colleagues within the network, by co-designing a small research project and developing a teaching programme to address their research question.

Step 1
University teachers can either design an entirely new course or use an existing course to address their research questions with their students.

Step 2
The course will then be taught by university teachers from at least two SMUS partner universities looking at a particular theme or topic under SDG#11.

Step 3
The final results of the teaching-research-project course will then be published as a manual, a textbook, or a handbook that can be used as a resource for future teaching or online lectures.

Should you have any questions or require additional information on this Call, please do not hesitate to contact either Professor Nina Baur at or Thando Tilmann at