Funding Opportunity for University of Sydney Collaboration

Issued: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:35:00 BST

The University of Sydney-Glasgow Partnership Collaboration Awards have opened for applications.

The USyd-Glasgow Partnership Collaboration Awards (PCA) have been established to facilitate and support joint initiatives that will strengthen the two universities’ strategic priorities as well as develop multi-disciplinary cutting-edge research to create academic and societal impact.

In this first round of the PCA, applicants are encouraged to submit funding proposals for innovative and sustainable programs built around collaborative research linking USyd and Glasgow. Proposals for learning and teaching initiatives may also be considered if included as part of a larger collaborative research proposal.

In this round, up to five proposals will be funded (each with two Chief Investigators; one from USyd and one from Glasgow). Each successful proposal may receive up to the equivalent of AUD 20,000 (£11,200) from each institution for a total of AUD 40,000 (£22,400). Funding is available for 12 months from the date of the award.

Proposals are invited from academic staff from all disciplines at USyd and Glasgow and their affiliated Research Centres and Institutes.

Chief Investigators from must be employed on a full-time, part-time (appointed at least 0.5 FTE), fixed term or continuing basis. If on a fixed term contract, the end date must be beyond the funding period.

Higher Degree Research students (e.g. PhD or Masters by Research), post-docs, and research assistants/associates are not eligible to apply as Chief Investigators but they are welcome to join the applications.

Applications open 17 September 2018

Applications close 26 October 2018

Successful applicants notified 21 December 2018

Eligible Grant Activities
Activities that will be considered for funding include:

  • Airfares: Only travel up to the value of four economy class return airfares will be considered; 
  • Other travel expenses (e.g. train, rental car);
  • Costs for hosting a seminar/conference or workshop (should not exceed 50% of total budget);
  • Accommodation and subsistence (a maximum of two weeks for up to four people); 
  • Consumables; 
  • Publications and printing costs of up to AUD 1,000 (£550).

Application Submission
All applications must be jointly submitted by a Chief Investigator from USyd and a Chief Investigator from Glasgow.
All applications will require the endorsement by the relevant USyd Head of School and Glasgow Head of School.

There is also funding available for University of Glasgow staff who are interesteding in develop international collaborations with other institutions through to the International Partnership Development Fund (IPDF).