Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration Fund to open on Wednesday, 8 January

The University of Glasgow signed a strategic partnership agreement with Radboud University in the Netherlands in June 2018.Radboud University 700

The signed Memorandum of Understanding commits the two research-intensive universities to invest jointly in extending their world-class research and enhancing their student experience. It also established the Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration Fund which was successfully launched in April 2019.

The University received a fantastic response for the 2019-20 funding call with a total of 24 very strong applications from a wide range of disciplines in all four colleges. From these, seven successful projects were funded, with a total investment of £100,000 from both institutions.

The 2020-2021 Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration Funding Call will open on Wednesday 8th January and close on Sunday 1st March for Research and Learning & Teaching projects.

Applications for short-term mobility grants can be submitted all year round.

The fund has been 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 seeking proposals for three different types of project:

  • 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.

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

Each successful project will be awarded funding for one year, with the possibility of a second year of funding subject to a new application being submitted. Applications are invited from academic and professional from all disciplines at Radboud and Glasgow and their affiliated Research Centres and Institutes. Applicants must have an active contract of employment with one of the partner institutions (appointed at least 0.5 FTE). If on a fixed term contract, the end date must be beyond the funding period.

For further information, please visit the Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration Fund webpage.


First published: 16 December 2019