Research Collaboration Fund Awards 2021

Research Collaboration Fund Awards 2021

The UGPN is pleased to announce the Research Collaboration Fund (RCF) awards for 2021.

The University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) awarded seven new research projects as part of the tenth round of research funding for international collaborations across the consortium.

The Research Collaboration Fund (RCF) is a joint initiative in which all four UGPN Partners participate, with an annual call for proposals tackling issues of global importance. This year’s RCF call welcomed research proposals in all subject areas.

Three trilateral and four bilateral projects were awarded funding bringing together researchers from across the globe working on topics including green social prescriptions, marine renewable energy harvest, and, water pollution.  Check out the research section of our website for a selection of previous project outcomes.

The announcement of these awards brings the total number of UGPN RCF funded-projects to 79 since the fund’s inception in 2011/12.

In spite of uncertainty over travel, there remains a strong appetite to engage in meaningful collaborative research.  This year’s projects embrace opportunities afforded by virtual engagement and involve early career researchers, post-doctoral researchers as well as students across the network.”  Professor Bailian Li, Senior Vice-Provost (Global Engagement), North Carolina State University and Chair of the UGPN.

Project TitleResearchersTypeInstitutes
Less Netflix, More Nature! Unlocking the potential of green social prescriptions to reduce health inequity and strengthen environmental sustainabilityThomas Astell-Burt, Birgitta Gatersleben, Aaron Hipp, Katarzyna Olcon, Melissa Marselle, Deepti Adlakha, Evangelos Pappas, Xiaoqi Feng, Michelle KondoTrilateralNC State, UOS, UOW
Synergistic Hybrid Marine Renewable Energy Harvest SystemsLiang Cui, Subhamoy Bhattacharya, Bahman Amini Horri, Mohammed Gabr, Wanniarachchige Gnamani Pabasara Kumari, Aziz AhmedTrilateralNC State, UOS, UOW
Incorporation and maintenance of carrion microorganisms in blowfliesBethany Hoye, Aram Mikaelyan, Daniel Horton, Martina Sanderson-Smith, Kelly Meiklejohn, Siddhartha ThakurTrilateralNC State, UOS, UOW
Women’s (Im)Mobility in Times of CrisisCatherine Barbour, Lucy Bell, Vicki Harman, Amy Louise Morgan, Emily Setty, Luciana Romano Morilas, Maria Paula Costa Bertran Muñoz, Luciana Dadico, Luis Piassi, Marilene Proença Rebello de Souza, Cynthia Soares Carneiro, Violeta SunBilateralUOS, USP
Improving metabolic product yield by decoding the coupling between metabolic and cell cycle oscillations in bakers’ yeast in industrial bioreactorsMatteo Barberis, Nicolas BuchlerBilateralNC State, USP
Acquired thermotolerance and heat stress memory in plantsCarlos Hotta, Colleen DohertyBilateralNC State, USP
Converting textile microfibres to carbon nanomaterials to prevent water pollution from launderingMelis Duyar, Joel Pawlak, Tomas Ramirez Reina, Richard VendittiBilateralNC State, UOS