University of Melbourne–University of Manchester Research Fund

Critical Dates

20 November 2017
5.00pm (GMT)

Applications due

1 December 2017

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.

The total fund for both institutions is GBP 60,000 (AUD 100,000).  Each institution will funds its researchers' participation. Five awards will be granted this round. Application is via a joint submission. A single application is prepared jointly by UoM and Manchester researchers and then submitted via the online form (see "HOW TO APPLY" below).

Eligibility for University of Melbourne applicants

  • Applicants must hold an appointment at the University of Melbourne at Academic Level A (6) or higher and 0.5 FTE or higher at the time of application and for the duration of the award.
  • Honorary and adjunct academic staff are not eligible to apply.
  • Previous recipients may not reapply to the scheme.

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.

  3. 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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