UNSW and China’s prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University have increased the size of a joint investment fund designed to mobilise industry investment in research and tap into China’s rapidly rising demand for advanced technology.
Building on the success of the collaborative research fund first launched in 2013, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and UNSW have each agreed to provide additional funding over the next two years commencing September 2015.
The fund will be used to promote and encourage collaborative research and development in areas of common interest, provide facilities for this purpose and enhance the activities of each institution.
Read more about the agreement.
APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
2015-16 AWARDEES - A list of successful applicants can be found in the Related Documents list in the right hand column.
About the Grants
Seed Grants of up to $15,000 per annum may be awarded for a duration of 12 months.
The purpose of the seed grant is to establish a joint research collaboration leading to the submission of at least one joint co-authored publication, at least 2 reciprocal visits for staff and/or students, and targeting a suitable scheme for the submission of a joint application for external research funding.
Seed grants may be renewed for one further period of 12 months subject to performance in fulfilling the objectives of the scheme. A progress report will need to be submitted 11 months after receipt of funding providing evidence of outcomes to date.
Each institution will provide funds to its own researchers. Funds may only be spent at the home institution/country.
APPLICATION AND ASSESSMENT PROCESS
Key Dates - 2015
Applications Open: Wednesday 30 September
Applications Close: 5pm, Friday 30 October
Advice to successful applicants: Late November 2015
Teams of researchers with one lead researcher from each institution should submit an application on the provided Application Form by the deadline.
Applications will be assessed by the Deputy Dean, Division of Science & Technology, SJTU and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), UNSW or delegates.
Theme areas to be supported in 2015/16:
Quality, expected outcomes and impact of proposed research program
Strength of research team relative to opportunity
Alignment of proposal with purpose and expected outcomes of the fund
NB. Past awardees are not eligible to apply for this round.
ELIGIBLE ITEMS FOR FUNDING
Travel costs of researchers and/or research students associated with the project
Reimbursement of living and hosting costs of visiting researchers from each institution
Minor research costs associated with the project. Not to exceed 25% of grant.
Note - Salaries and scholarships will not be funded
The lead investigators from UNSW and SJTU need to work together to prepare a joint application. The application needs to be submitted to both UNSW and SJTU to be eligible for consideration.
Applications will only be accepted via email in either PDF or Word format:
UNSW applicants: firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDEES:
These awards have now been allocated. A list of successful applicants can be found in the Related Documents list in the right hand column.