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Universidad Nacional de Colombia National Call Encouraging Research, Artistic Creation and Innovation Alliances



Note: this summary in English is published here for the convenience of our non-Spanish-speaking professors and students. Nevertheless, always refer to the terms and conditions (términos de referencia) of this call in the Spanish language



This call aims to encourage research and artistic creation at Universidad Nacional de Colombia campuses, faculties, centres, and/or institutes to form alliances and networks, through their collaborative work and exchange of knowledges and wisdoms, which strenghten research, artistic creation, culture and innovation at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, in order to prepare large-impact projects contributing to the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Who can apply?

Research and artistic creation groups from different campuses, faculties, centres and/or campus institutes at Universidad Nacional de Colombia forming alliances for research, artistic creation and innovation.


Up to 8 months, once the acta de inicio (certificate of commencement) is generated at Hermes Information System.

Financial information

The Vice-Rectory of Research is allocating until COP 500,000,000, from the national level's research fund, for this call, granting up to COP 25,000,000 per alliance. If the alliance includes research groups from the Presencia Nacional campuses (Amazon, Caribbean, Orinoquia, Tumaco-Pacific) or campuses' institutes, COP 10,000,000 will be added, amounting to a maximum grant of COP 35,000,000 from the national level.

Faculties or campuses where the groups forming the alliances belong to must, jointy, provide at least 50 % of the amount the national level is set to grant, without taking into account the additional sum granted when the alliance includes groups from the Presencia Nacional campuses (Amazon, Caribbean, Orinoquia, Tumaco-Pacific) or campuses' institutes.


  • Call opens 5 October 2018
  • Applications at Hermes System until 6 November 2018
  • Publication of the list with the alliances meeting the requirements: 13 November 2018
  • Clarifications or claims: 15 November 2018
  • Response to clarifications or claims: 19 November 2018
  • Selection period: 20 November to 12 December 2018
  • Final results: 14 December 2018

Further information

If you have any questions or need clarifications about the terms and conditions of this call, please send an e-mail (Spanish is preferred)

For inquiries about the application form at Hermes Information System, please send a message to or call (+571)3165000 extension 11111.