Global sustainability and wellbeing initiatives receive QUEX Accelerator Grants

31 October 2019

Four collaborative research projects have been approved for $217,965 in funding in the 2019 QUEX Accelerator Grant Scheme round. A total of 15 eligible applications were received for this round amounting to more than $760,000 in requested funding.

Under the banner of Global Sustainability and Wellbeing, a range of cooperative initiatives across learning, discovery and engagement will be jointly developed and implemented through the Scheme.

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

  • Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (UQ) – College of Humanities (Exeter): Medical humanities' approaches to Healthy Ageing and the life course. 
  • Centre for Policy Future (UQ) – University of Exeter Business School (Exeter): Global gene drive governance for climate adaptation and conservation.
  • School of Psychology (UQ) – University of Exeter Business School (Exeter): Leadership and employee health: How leaders' microbehaviours and communications build identity and boost well-being.
  • Sustainable Minerals Institute (UQ) – College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (Exeter): Towards environmentally sustainable mining: Making tailings safe. 

The QUEX Accelerator Grants Scheme is an initiative of the QUEX Institute, a partnership between UQ and the University of Exeter. The partnership is a joint commitment to co-produce research of the highest quality, boost industry and business collaboration, and publish high-level policy reports designed to inform and shape key government initiatives across the globe.