University of Adelaide – NC State Starter Grants for Research Collaboration

NC State Global offers funding for NC State faculty or staff to enhance research collaboration and academic exchange with the University of Adelaide in Australia.

The strategic partnership between the University of Adelaide and NC State is a preferred relationship that leverages complementary strengths and trans-disciplinary scholarship to advance research collaboration and academic exchange.  This funding program is designed to provide pump-priming and early contact partner outreach with the expectation that they will lead to more substantive engagement resulting in high-quality outputs. Examples of collaborative projects include international research training for graduate students or early career faculty, publication of joint papers or research bids.

Priority Areas:

  • Defence/Cybersecurity
  • Energy
  • Human Health/Epigenetics

Proposals may include the following collaborative activities:

  • Workshops, guest lecture and high-level seminars on multidisciplinary research
  • Video-conference seminars
  • Development of joint industry-research collaborations with global impact
  • Delivery of a joint publication resulting from collaborative research or scholarship activities
  • Collection of preliminary data to augment a full proposal with potential for global impact to a funding agency
  • Creation and support of joint resources such as websites, research collaboration sites or other social networking tools
  • Exchange of post-graduate and PhD students


Mr. David Dixon, North Carolina State University,
Ms. Khloe Xu, University of Adelaide,

2018 Grant Recipients:

Project Title NC State Collaborator Adelaide Collaborator
Extending Mathematical Methods for Directly-transmitted Disease Models to Host-vector Disease Models Alun Lloyd Joshua Ross
Preliminary Results: Reducing the Burden for People Living with Type 1 Diabetes Roger Narayan Roman Kostecki
The First 1,000 Days: In-utero and Early Life Exposures and their Contribution to Child Obesity Cathrine Hoyo Jodie Dodd
Increasing Documentation Quality in a Security Context Emerson Murphy-Hill Christoph Truede
Modelling of Gas and Fluid Flow in Porous Media Andrey Kuznetsov Andrei Kotousov