2021 Call for Proposals
The UGPN exists to create a foundation for international collaboration enabling academics and students from world-leading universities to work together on issues of global importance. Its members are North Carolina State University (NC State), the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), the University of Surrey (UOS) and the University of Wollongong (UOW). The RCF supports international activities leading to high-quality research collaborations between UGPN partner institutions.
For the RCF 2021 call, the network would particularly welcome proposals which:
- contribute to research areas ‘Sustainable Planet’ or ‘Industries for the Future’ and/or;
- are multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary across STEM/Social Sciences/ Humanities
Funding of up to US$10,000 (or the approximate AU$, £, R$ equivalent) per participating university will support costs for: travel and subsistence associated with researchers spending time at partner institutions, organizing workshops (virtual or face to face), consumables directly related to the project, and costs for dissemination of results (publication, media, etc.). Projects run from 1st August 2021 to 31st July 2022.
The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday June 21, 2021.
For queries, please contact David Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- Call for project proposals – March 25, 2021
- Submission deadline – June 21, 2021
- Successful projects selected in late July 2021
- Funded projects to be completed by July 31, 2022
Previously Funded Proposals in 2020
- Production and validation of a bovine lung-on-a-chip to study bovine respiratory diseases (NC State and University of Surrey)
- NC State lead – Geof Smith, Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology
- 2D quantum materials for clean energy harvesting (NC State, University of Wollongong and University of Sao Paulo)
- NC State lead – Divine Kumah, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
- Monty Goes Down Under: Adapting a Game-Based Learning Environment for International Student Collaboration (NC State and University of Wollongong)
- NC State lead – John Nietfeld, Professor, Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
- Understanding the Emotional Impact of COVID-19 Coverage in Popular Media, and its Implications? (NC State, University of Surrey, University of Wollongong, and University of Sao Paulo)
- NC State lead – Munindar Singh, Professor, Department of Computer Science
- Development of a machine-learning framework to identify risk factors for COVID-19 infection in swine caretakers and estimate the chances of new COVID-19 waves. (NC State and University of Sao Paulo)
- NC State lead – Monique Pairis-Garcia, Associate Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology