University Global Partnership Network Research Collaboration Fund

The University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) is pleased to announce the Research Collaboration Fund (RCF) call for proposals 2020.

2020 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 2020 call, the network particularly welcomes proposals demonstrating:

  • the potential for impact on one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and/or;
  • a focus on the COVID-19 global pandemic and related impacts

Funding of up to US$10,000 (or the approximate AU$, £, R$ equivalent) per participating institution in each successful proposal will be made available for travel, subsistence, consumables related to the project and the dissemination of results. Projects run from 1st August 2020 to 31st July 2021.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday July 6, 2020.

For further information and to make an application, please visit the members area of the UGPN website.

For queries, please contact David Dixon at djdixon@ncsu.edu or ugpn@surrey.ac.uk.

Timeline

  • Call for project proposals – June 1, 2020
  • Submission deadline – July 6, 2020
  • Successful projects selected in late July 2020
  • Funded projects to be completed by July 31, 2021

 

2019 Funded Proposals

We are pleased to announce the awardees for the 2019 UGPN Research Collaboration Fund. A total of 35 proposals were submitted for competitive review. Six proposals representing researchers from the four partner institutions were selected for funding, with six proposals including one NC State PI:
  • Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Project Management (NC State, University of University of São Paulo, University of Surrey, University of Wollongong)
    • NC State lead – Munindar Singh, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, Department of Computer Science
  • Integrated Safety and Control of Powertrain System for Electric Vehicles (NC State, University of Surrey, University of Wollongong)
    • NC State lead – Tiegang Fang, professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Optimizing Control Interventions for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Multiple Settings (NC State, University of São Paulo, University of Surrey)
    • NC State lead – Gustavo Machado, assistant professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology
  • Polyploid Genomic Tool Development (NC State, University of University of São Paulo)
    • NC State lead – Zhao-Bang Zeng, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Bioinformatics Research Center, Department of Horticultural Science
  • UGPN Consortium to Tackle the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance (NC State, University of São Paulo, University of Surrey, University of Wollongong)
    • NC State lead – Sid Thakur, professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology
  • Using Digital Literacy Tools to Document Young Children’s Understanding of Place (NC State, University of Wollongong)
    • NC State lead – Angela Wiseman, associate professor, Department of Teacher Education and Learning Services