Ten international projects receive seed funding

5 June 2019

Ten collaborative projects have been approved for $62,807 in funding in the first round of the 2019 UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme.

A total of 31 eligible applications were received for this round amounting to more than $250,000 in requested funding.

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

  • School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering  – University of Nottingham (UK): Precision medical imaging. 
  • School of Law – University of California (UCLA Law) (USA): Collaborative workshop and seminar on wetland ecosystem services and law and policy frameworks. 
  • Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences – University of Toronto (Canada): Strengthening collaborations for interprofessional education between Australia and Canada to improve outcomes in health.
  • School of Architecture  –  University of São Paulo (Brazil), National University of Singapore and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
    : Making UQ a hub of the International Network on Tropical Architecture (iNTA). 
  • School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry  – Fudan University (China) and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: International conference on modern Chinese economy and society from an international perspective.
  • School of Social Sciences – University of London and Australian National University: Expanding UQ's global human rights research and teaching impact via collaboration with the University of London's Human Rights Consortium.  
  • School of Political Science and International Studies  – Nanyang Technological University (Singapore): ASEAN and the Responsibility to Protect: examining achievements and prospects for peacebuilding, conflict prevention, and atrocities prevention.  
  • School of Public Health – Washington University in St Louis (USA): WUSTL-UQ joint collaboration on cancer prevention, survivorship and women’s health. 
  • School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering – The University of Washington, Seattle (USA): UQ-UWA-Washington Robotics and Biomechanics Symposium: Telerobotic hands across land and sea. 
  • School of Civil Engineering –  Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Federico Santa María Technical University (Chile), San Sebastián University (Chile), University of Concepción (Chile): UQ-Chilean platform for sharing experiences on teaching in STEM.

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 2019.  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.

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.