Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance launches research fund: deadline extended

April 3rd, 2023

The Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance, set up to deepen engagement between the two universities, is inviting researchers to apply for funding to develop further collaborations.

The alliance, launched in Nottingham by Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West and her Adelaide counterpart, Professor Peter Høj, sees our long-standing friendship develop into a strategic global partnership.

The alliance aims to increase the impact of our research and further opportunities for international collaboration, while developing the next generation of students with a truly global mindset.

Now a fund has opened to support a core aim of our partnership: to encourage and develop high-quality research collaborations between our universities.

Professor Robert Mokaya, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, said: “This strategic global partnership deepens our commitment to work together to address the challenges shared by Australia and the UK and our partners across the world.

“The Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance will provide opportunities for our staff and students to enrich their experiences through joint teaching and learning initiatives here in the UK and in Australia. Such global partnerships also have the power to enhance our research excellence.

The alliance is a significant landmark in our history as a global university and I have no doubt that it will spark further international collaborations, increasing the reach and impact of our innovations.”

Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance Research Seed Fund

Researchers from both universities are invited to submit proposals for collaborations that align to one of the alliance’s strategic themes:

  • Global Food Systems
  • Intelligent Health
  • Sustainable Futures

The new extended deadline for applications to the fund is midnight GMT UK time, Sunday 16 April 2023

Discover more about the Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance and the Research Seed Fund

The Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance builds on years of collaboration in research and education between the two universities.

Since 2015, Nottingham and Adelaide have delivered an International Doctoral Training Partnership, enabling PhD students to undertake a research degree at both universities at the same time.

The researchers spend at least a year in each location, benefitting from the expertise of world-leading supervisors and access to specialist research facilities at both Nottingham and Adelaide.

The two partners have collaborated on multiple funding awards including a £2.8m BBSRC Responsive Mode Link grant led by the University of Nottingham and the recently announced AU$90 million University of Adelaide-led Centre for Excellence in Plants for Space in which Nottingham researchers will play a key role.

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