Nine international projects receive seed funding

29 October 2020

Nine collaborative projects have been approved for $85,384 in funding in the 2020 UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme

The objectives of the 2020 special round are to support continuity in institutional engagement between UQ and priority partners during and following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic when restrictions on travel and social distancing will limit opportunities for face-to-face engagement and inward and outbound visits.

A total of 33 eligible applications were received for this round, amounting to more than $300,700 in requested funding.

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

  • UQ Business, Economics and Law – Universitas Indonesia and VNU Hanoi (Indonesia & Vietnam): Digital First Business Transformation Project and Symposium.
  • UQ Business, Economics and Law – Ghent and Technical University of Munich (Belgium & Germany): Creating Impactful Entrepreneurship Best Practices.
  • UQ Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology – Universitas Indonesia (Indonesia): UQ-UI Architecture Catalyst.
  • UQ Health and Behavioural Sciences – Universitas Indonesia, WHO and Universitas Airlangga (Indonesia): Addressing the Public Health Crisis of Smoking of Adolescents across South-East Asia.
  • UQ Humanities and Social Sciences – British Columbia Council for International Cooperation, University of British Columbia, Queensland Council of Social Services, and Queensland Human Rights Commission (Canada): Towards an SDG ‘Movement Map’ for Australia.
  • UQ Humanities and Social Sciences – Ghent (Belgium): UQ-Ghent University Policy Engagement Program on Knowledge Exchange: The Legitimacy Crisis of Expertise: International Case Studies on Government Uptake of Expert Advice in the Development of COVID-19 Policy Responses.
  • UQ Humanities and Social Sciences Technical University of Munich (Germany): Attitudes toward Robots in Elderly Care: An Intercultural Comparison.
  • UQ Medicine – University of Zurich (Switzerland): UQ-UZH Emerging Partnership in Health, Food and Bioactives.
  • UQ Science – São Paulo State University, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Technical University of Munich, University of ZurichNong Lam University and Brawijaya University (Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, Vietnam & Indonesia): Catalysing Trans-Institutional Collaborations to Advance Environmental Cancer Surveillance and Oncoepidemiology in Companion Animals and Humans.


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 early 2021. The Global Engagement team will contact international and/or research teams prior to the opening of the next round to confirm designated contacts, communications, and submission procedures.