Information Session - Emory-UQ Collaborative Partnership Research Grant

Wednesday 13 January

9-10am AEST


Emory University (Emory) and The University of Queensland (UQ)

Collaborative Partnership Research Grant 2020 - 2021


Emory and UQ have partnered to establish a Collaborative Partnership Research Grant through Emory’s Halle Institute for Global Research.

The Collaborative Partnership Research Grant program fosters the broadening of international research and engagement between Emory University and UQ. Applicants from all schools and disciplines are encouraged to submit funding applications for innovative and sustainable projects built around collaborative research and engagement. The research and engagement activities may take place in any country or region as long as it is done collaboratively. The expectation is that these initial projects will lead to long-term collaborations, institutional and research relations, and when applicable, generate publications, exhibitions, and/or external funding. Applications that include students and/or collaborations across schools, disciplines and units are encouraged but not required.  

In 2020-2021, up to two applications will be funded (each with two principal investigators: one from Emory University and one from UQ).  Each application will receive up to US$10,000 from their respective institution for a total of up to US$20,000. These funds must be used for research and engagement activities which adhere to the guidelines below.

For further details refer to Emory’s website and the grant guidelines.

Dr Jeffery Lesser, Director, The Halle Institute for Global Research and Kelly Richmond Yates, Associate Director, The Halle Institute for Global Research will be conducting an information session on October 8 from 8.30 am to 9.30 am AEST for UQ researchers who are interested in learning more about the program.

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Dr Jeffery Lesser, Director, The Halle Institute for Global Research
Jeffrey Lesser, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor, was named the first faculty director of the Halle Institute for Global Research in 2017.

As Director, he has reorganised the Halle Institute to promote innovation and creativity through cross-school programs that connect Emory to researchers around the world, bridge disciplines, drives research, and engages the university community in global dialogues. He supports ambitious international projects for scholars at all career stages that foster vibrant, collaborative relationships and enhance research outside of the United States across Emory’s nine schools. He has created many new research programs that generate and expand individual and collaborative faculty excellence. He leads graduate and undergraduate research and seminar programs that create multidisciplinary and engaged student-scholars.

Dr. Lesser joined the Halle Institute for Global Research following six years as Chair of Emory University’s history department. He has published numerous prize-winning books and articles, and received major national and international fellowships from Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, Social Science Research Council, the Ford Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is a 2005 winner of Emory University’s International Teaching Award.

Dr. Lesser has a BA and MA from Brown University and a Ph.D. from New York University. A specialist in Brazilian Studies, with a focus on questions of race, ethnicity, and immigration, he lectures around the world and frequently appears in the press.
Kelly Richmond Yates, Associate Director, The Halle Institute for Global Research
Kelly Richmond Yates manages the Halle Institute for Global Research’s programs and initiatives and directs international research collaborations. She develops new global institutional research partnerships and under her leadership, the Halle Institute has fostered new connections in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Israel, Scotland, and South Africa.

Kelly is the winner of competitive national and international fellowships from the Fulbright Commission and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) that create empowering links with higher education systems outside the United States. She directs Emory’s undergraduate and graduate Global Fellows programs of competitive grants and seminars to support international research. Kelly has helped establish and expand the Halle Institute’s unique Fulbright Distinguished Chair program which brings dynamic scholars to Emory from Brazil, India, Korea and South Africa.

Kelly joined the Halle Institute for Global Research after ten years as a lead academic and research administrator at Emory University. Her professional experience includes project management for corporate and not-for-profit organisations, including facilitating intercultural training programs for international travellers.

Event contact

For more information about the Emory-UQ Collaborative Partnership Research Grant Information Session

Ms Jessica Court, International Visits and Events Officer, Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship, UQ