University of Melbourne–University of Manchester Research Fund

Critical Dates

Friday 17 June 2016
5.00pm (AEST)

Applications due

31 July 2016

Results released


The University of Melbourne and the University of Manchester have established a research fund to deepen and extend collaborative research links between the universities. Grants will be awarded for collaborative research projects that may include, but are not limited to, symposia, workshops and researcher exchanges. Collaborations supported under this scheme should lead to external funding proposals that will support the next phase of research.

The fund is targeted to areas of overlapping/common interest between universities. At Manchester, the priority areas are the research beacons as well as education, cities, digital humanities, and arts and heritage.  At Melbourne, the focus is on research instituteshallmark research initiatives and the University's Grand Challenges (see page 8 of the Research at Melbourne strategy document). Other areas of mutual interest from researchers will also be considered.

Grants will be awarded up to £5,000 from Manchester and AUD $10,000 from Melbourne. Each institution will funds its researchers' participation. Six awards will be granted this round, including two allocated to the Melbourne School of Engineering. Application is via a joint submission. A single application is prepared jointly by UoM and Manchester researchers and then submitted to each institution.

Eligibility for University of Melbourne applicants

  • Academic staff holding full-time or part-time employment at academic level A(6) or higher (minimum 0.5 FTE) from all disciplines are welcome to apply.
  • Honorary researchers can be named as non-lead participants but in doing so must demonstrate that they have capacity to fund their participation. Funds can only support expenses of UoM employees and graduate research students.
  • Graduate research students cannot lead applications but can be named on applications and participate in projects.

See the Guidelines for Applicants for full details. Applications are online via the link below.

How to apply

  1. Review the Guidelines for Applicants

  2. Complete the Application Form online

    The application form is available at The application is prepared jointly by UoM and Manchester researchers. You can download a preview of the application form under Support Documents below. The application requires a support letter from your Head of Department/School. This can be an email that is uploaded to the online application. It only needs to state approval; it does not have to be a full support letter.

  3. Save the completed Application Form

    Save the completed application as a single PDF document using the format NAME_FACULTY_MANCHESTER, where NAME is the Lead Applicant’s surname. For example, Prof Mary Smith from the Faculty of Arts would name the file SMITH_ARTS_MANCHESTER.

  4. Submit the Application Form to RIC

    Email the application as a single PDF document, including all attachments, to RIC at by the scheme deadline.

  5. Successful applicants will need to create a Themis submission record

    The scheme title in Themis is "University of Melbourne–University of Manchester Research Fund".

Supporting documents


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