University of Melbourne – University of Manchester Research Fund

Critical Dates

28 June 2019
12.00pm (AEST)

Applications due

31 August 2019

Results released


The University of Melbourne (UniMel) and the University of Manchester (UoM) 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 funding envelope comprises £50, 000 from UoM Manchester and AUD 90,000 from UniMel Melbourne. Up to 10 awards are expected – up to $10,000 per project for the UniMel Melbourne collaborator and £5,000 for the UoM Manchester collaborator for a funding period of one year. Each institution will funds its researchers' participation. Application is via a joint submission. A single application is prepared jointly by UoM and Manchester researchers and then submitted via email to and Themis (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 and How to Apply instructions below:

How to apply

  1. Review the Guidelines

  2. Submit the application via the online SmartSurvey form.

    Submit the application by completing the online form at the following link: CLICK TO SUBMIT VIA SMARTSURVEY.

  3. Submit the application in Themis

    Submit the completed application via Themis Submissions for Head of Department approval.  Please see the following link for how to submit via Themis:  THEMIS GUIDE

  4. Email the Themis Submission application number to RIC

    Email the Themis Submission application number to

Supporting documents

Manchester-Melbourne Research Fund scheme website


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