Radboud – Glasgow Collaboration Fund

The funding call for 2022-2023 is now closed. 

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Congratulations to the following project applications for 2023/2024

The review and selection process for the 2023/2024 Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration research and Learning/Teaching applications is now complete. Six projects have been funded, representing the rich variety of teaching and 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.

2023-2024 Research Funded Projects

Project title 
UoG project lead
Normative Esotericism: A New Agenda for the Critical Interrogation of Whiteness, Masculinity and Straightness in Esoteric Belief and Praxis Humanities Dr Tanya Cheadle
Managing people with multimorbidity at risk of hospital-related complications: the Glasgow-Nijmegen Primary Care Research Initiative (GNPCRI) to support GPs in clinical decision making Health and Wellbeing Dr Barbara Nicholl
Exploring Conotoxin Peptide Binding Mechanisms to Acetylcholine Binding Protein (nAChBP) facilitated by Chemical Protein Synthesis Chemistry Prof. Andrew Jamieson
Sustainable pleasure: Does enhancing the hedonic experience of environmentally friendly behaviours increase their frequency?  Health and Wellbeing Dr Esther Papies
Synaptic defects in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease: where does it begin?  Psychology & Neuroscience  Dr Mick Craig

2023-2024 Learning & Teaching Funded Projects

Project title SchoolUofG Lead
Breaking Barriers in Chemical Biology: Unleashing Collaborations at the Glasgow-Radboud Symposium Chemistry Prof. Andrew Jamieson

What is 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.

The Radboud - Glasgow Collaboration 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.

The Fund is designed to promote projects in the following areas: 

  • Research (in any discipline, for one-year projects - maximum budget for each project is £20,000)
  • Learning and Teaching (teaching initiatives such as dual degrees, jointly taught modules etc. - maximum budget for each project is £20,000) 
  • 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 a partner for student mobility.

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 to this funding opportunity.

Staff applying for the Research and Learning & Teaching projects will need to identify a member of staff at Radboud with whom they intend to work with.


The maximum budget for each Research and Learning & Teaching project is £20,000. There is a maximum budget of £2,000 for each short-term mobility proposal.


Previous funded projects

 2022-2023  Research and Learning/Teaching funded projects

TitleSchool / InstituteUofG project lead
CaReMATCH: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for patients with coronary heart disease - a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trial individual participant data  Institute of Health & Wellbeing  Prof Rod Taylor
Remaking property for sustainability transformations   School of Law Prof Frankie McCarthy
Pilot Project for ESRC Research Grant [Open Call]: 'Learning from an International Comparison of Innovation Practices for Sustainability at Market-Niche dominant SMEs'  Adam Smith Business School  Dr Rob Dekkers
Task-centric personal knowledge graph construction for conversational AI  School of Computing Science  Dr Jeff Dalton
Learning from the imaginary: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Non-linguistic Representation  School of Humanities  Dr. Stephan Leuenberger
Screening among people with the Intellectual Disabilities: Developing a Shared Research Agenda  Institute of Health & Wellbeing Dr Katie Robb
Dr Deborah Kinnear
Scotland and the European Court of Justice, 1973-2023 - Looking Back and thinking Forward  School of Law  Dr Maria Fletcher

2021-2022  Research and Learning/Teaching funded projects

Project titleUofG leadSchool/Institute
Unravelling the biology of colorectal signet ring cell carcinoma: a first step towards better outcome Prof Joanne Edwards Institute of Cancer Sciences
Discovering the chemical reaction networks of Life via remote experimental collaboration Prof Leroy Cronin School of Chemistry
Artificial Intelligent Based Damage Detection in Composite Materials Dr Muhammad Fotouhi School of Engineering
Mindfulness is associated with romantic relationship wellbeing, but why? In search of mechanisms Dr Esther Papies School of Psychology
Collective responses to Covid-19: cultural work in times of crisis Prof Kate Oakley School of Culture & Creative Arts

2020-2021 Research and Learning/Teaching funded projects

Congratulations to the following seven projects were funded, representing the rich variety of research taking place across the University. 

  • 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 effectiveness 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) 

2019-2020 Research and Learning/Teaching funded projects

Seven projects were funded for 2019/2020 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