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 (UA) and NC State is a preferred relationship that leverages complementary strengths and trans-disciplinary scholarship to advance research collaboration and academic exchange. UA and NC State are now accepting proposals for the development of research collaboration. Co-funding up to AU$10,000 from UA and the equivalent amount from NC State (approximately US$6,750) per project will be made available for travel and to seed collaboration.

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.  Potential high-quality outputs include international research training for graduate students and/or early-career faculty, the publication of joint papers from collaborative research, or follow-on joint research funding bids.

View the 2019 Request for Proposals »

Priority Areas:

  • Defense, cyber, and space
  • Agriculture and food security
  • Global/One Health (human, animal, and environment)
  • Materials and chemical engineering

Proposals may include the following collaborative activities:

  • Workshops, guest lectures, and seminars on multidisciplinary research areas
  • Video-conference seminars
  • Development of joint industry-research collaborations with global impact
  • Delivery of joint publications or other scholarly output
  • Collection of preliminary data to strengthen a full proposal to an external funding agency
  • Creation and support of joint resources such as websites, research collaboration sites, or other social networking tools to facilitate the dissemination of results


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