Summary of call
The Office of the Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement) at University College London (UCL) and Tohoku University (TU) are contributing matching funds to support collaborative education and research initiatives through a joint call for proposals for the development of collaborative activities.
This call invites research proposals in the areas of mutual interest and complementary strengths that will strengthen the partnership between UCL and TU.
The initiative seeks to build on existing links and stimulate new ones between UCL and TU. Successful applicants will clearly outline in their proposal a specific project, workshop or joint research activity that they would like to explore with their TU counterpart.
Proposals from all fields are welcome but those related to the following fields will be prioritised: Data Science, Disaster Science, Equality and Diversity, Higher Education, Material Science, Neuroscience and Aging.
Up to four successful proposals will receive up to £10,000 in total. Funding will be provided jointly by UCL and TU, with up to 5,000 GBP from UCL going to the UCL academic and the amount of JPY equivalent to 5,000 GBP from TU going to the TU academic. However, only one proposal should be submitted.
Before submitting your application, please read the full funding guidelines.
If you have any questions about the online process, please contact Sophia Hilt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Global Engagement.
How to apply
1) UCL lead applicants are invited to submit their proposals on behalf of their project team via this application portal.
2) A brief summary of the principal participants (from UCL and TU) and the summary project details are required.
3) The detailed project outline should be submitted via a Word document upload. A template project form can be found here. This must be submitted via this portal in Section 3.
4) Applications will be assessed by a combined UCL-TU panel.
5) For UCL staff, successful recipients will receive funds using the internal UCL transfer process known as 'inter-departmental transfer' (IDT). UCL Global Engagement will request a PTAE code for this transfer in the award notification email.
Deadline for application: 9am UK on Monday 17th October
Decisions communicated to applicants on or before: Monday 14th November