Radboud – Glasgow Collaboration Fund

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What is the fund?

Radboud University and the University of Glasgow signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2018 outlining plans to work closely together as strategic partners. This funding is an opportunity to build on our many existing research links. The Radboud - Glasgow Collaboration Fund promotes projects in Research; Learning and Teaching and Short-term staff mobility.

Congratulations to the following project applications for 2020/2021

The review and selection process for the 2020/2021 Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration research and Learning/Teaching applications is now complete. Seven projects have been funded, representing the rich variety of research taking place across the University.

Thanks to all who submitted applications. The calibre of applications was extremely high, and we hope that any applicants who were not successful this year will be encouraged to reapply in the future.

  • Twitter as a sociolinguistic laboratory for tracking the dynamics of rapid linguistic change - Dr Jane Stuart-Smith (School of Critical Studies)
  • Organising for development: How donor governance affects aid allocation and the effectivenes of foreign aid - Dr Bernhard Reinsberg (School of Social & Political Sciences)
  • Mindfulness is associated with romantic relationship wellbeing, but why? In search of mechanisms – Dr Esther Papies (School of Psychology)
  • From cells to life-histories: metabolic rate of zebrafish differing in cell size - Prof Shaun Killen (Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)
  • Safe Planning with Artificial Intelligence – Dr Gethin Norman (School of Computing Science)
  • Unravelling the mechanisms whereby FAM111A regulates magnesium and calcium homeostasis -implications in the Kenny-Caffey syndrome – Prof Rhian Touyz (Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences)
  • Slavery, Forced Migration and Family History: Towards a Durable Partnership in Research and Teaching - Dr Jelmer Vos (School of Humanities)

More information on the Radboud – Glasgow Collaboration Fund

What is the Radboud – Glasgow Collaboration Fund?

Radboud University and the University of Glasgow signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2018 outlining plans to work closely together as strategic partners. One of the first initiatives was the introduction of the Radboud - Glasgow Collaboration Fund to promote projects in the following areas: 

  • Research (in any discipline, for one-year projects) 
  • Learning and Teaching (teaching initiatives such as dual degrees, jointly taught modules etc.) 
  • Short-term staff mobility (professional development; exchange of knowledge and experience (e.g. work shadowing); to deliver guest lectures; or to develop a new collaboration initiative; to prepare an external grant funding proposal

Both Glasgow and Radboud are comprehensive research-intensive Universities and founding members of The Guild network of European Research-Intensive Universities. This funding is an opportunity to build on our many existing research links. Radboud is also an Erasmus+ partner for student mobility.

This fund was established to:

  • Facilitate and support joint initiatives that will strengthen the two universities’ strategic priorities;
  • Encourage innovative learning and teaching practices and initiatives; 
  • Facilitate multi-disciplinary and cutting-edge research;
  • Encourage international staff mobility and provide opportunities for development.

Who is it for?
Academic and professional staff from all disciplines at Radboud and Glasgow and their affiliated Research Centres and Institutes are invited to apply for this new funding opportunity. 

2019/2020 successful projects

2019/2020 Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration research and Learning/Teaching applications

Seven projects were funded for 2019/2020, representing the rich variety of research taking place across the University. The calibre of applications was extremely high, the successful collaborations are below:

Learning and teaching

  • Joint and Dual Degree Development at RU and UoG: Scoping and Initial Programme Design including Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Degrees
    Angela Melley (College of Social Sciences, Glasgow) and Koen Schilders (Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud) 
  • Development of a Radboud-Glasgow 2-year collaborative Master's programme in Cognitive Neuroscience 
    Dr Guillaume Rousselet (Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology, Glasgow) and Dr Rob van Lier (Donders Centre for Cognition) 

Learning and teaching / Research

  • The worlding classroom: connecting places, disciplines and positionalities in discussing migration, asylum and borders
    Dr. Teresa Piacentini (School of Political and Social Sciences, Glasgow) and Dr. Joris Schapendonk (Geography, Planning and Environment, Nijmegen School of Management).  Dr. Teresa Piacentini reflects on the ways in which research opportunities can present new avenues for colleborative work in her blog on The Worlding Classroom


  • 'The Hopes of Ages is in Process of Realisation': The Establishment of the Permanent Court of Internationalisation Justice, 1920-1922
    Dr. Christian Tams (School of Law, Glasgow) and Prof. Henri de Waele (Faculty of Law, Radboud University) 
    > Visit the project's website
  • Life after Slavery: Setting the Research Agenda of Slave Histories in the Global Era, 1750-1900
    Dr. Jelmer Vos (School of Humanities, Glasgow) and Dr. Dries Lyna (Faculty of Arts, Radboud) 
    > One of the tangible results of this collaboration is their successful application for a joint Summer School
  • Quantifying Host and Parasite Factors Influencing Gametocyte Production in Controlled and Natural Plasmodium Falciparum Infections
    Prof Matthias Marti (Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, Glasgow) and Prof. Teun Bousema (Medical Microbiology) 
    > With support from the RGCF the group has completed a study related to gametocyte production and infectivity, which is currently under review at a top journal in the field of Infectious Diseases
  • BEST: Better Smart Campus Sensor Technologies
    Prof. Phil Trinder (School of Computing Science, Glasgow) and Assistant Prof. Pieter Koopman (Institute for Computing and Information Sciences)
    > Visit the project's website