Seed funding supports nine international research projects

5 June 2018

Nine collaborative research projects have been approved for $74,524 in funding in the first round of the 2018 UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme.

A total of 22 eligible applications were received for this round amounting to more than $195,000 in requested funding.

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

  • Sustainable Minerals Institute – University of Exeter (UK), University of British Columbia (Canada) and University of Cape Town (South Africa): Mining Reimagined: Catalysing a multi-sponsor, international study on the future of mining in a decarbonised world. Funding allocated: $9540.
  • Queensland Brain Institute – Emory University and Mayo Clinic (USA): Biomarker discovery and treatment innovation for mood disorders. Funding allocated: $10,000.
  • Institute of Social Science Research – Centre for Global Development (USA): Research Symposium, Global Development in the Indo-Pacific. Funding allocated: $10,000.
  • School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences – led by Kyushu University (Japan). Also involving Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), University of Exeter (UK), Seoul National University (Korea), University of Washington Seattle (USA),  Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India), Imperial College of London (UK) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany): The 3rd Frontiers of Organic Semiconductor Lasers (3 FOSL) Symposium. Funding allocated: $9984.
  • Centre for Animal Science – Sao Paulo State University (Brazil). Design of Agriculture Biotechnology program with innovative pedagogies. Funding allocated: $5000.
  • School of Psychology – University of Zurich (Switzerland): Youth Trauma and Adversity: Understanding, identifying and presenting its effects. Funding allocated: $10,000.
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile (Chile): Building evidence-based practice, research capacity and research culture among Chilean occupational therapists. Funding allocated: $10,000.
  • Centre for the Business and Economics of Health – University of Manchester (UK), World Health Organisation (Canada), Health Workforce Queensland: Academic staff collaboration in the biomedical sciences with Technical University Munich and Ludwig Maximilians-University Munich. Funding allocated: $10,000.
  • School of Psychology – University of Indonesia (Indonesia), University of Bristol (UK), University of Massachusetts (USA) and a range of other Australian and international institutions: Trajectories of radicalisation and de-radicalisation. Funding allocated: $5000.

This scheme has proven instrumental in supporting the efforts of UQ’s faculties and institutes to establish new and expanded linkages with strategic global partners.

The next round will continue in late 2018. As per usual, the Global Engagement team will contact your international and/or research teams prior to the opening of the next round to confirm designated contacts, communications, and submission procedures for the second round.

With the aim of supporting the successful implementation of the Global Strategy Framework, the UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme assists UQ faculties, institutes, and units to pursue activities that will strengthen the impact of UQ’s global network.