Nagoya– Melbourne Joint Research Workshops Fund

Critical Dates

1 March 2023

Applications open via SmartyGrants

28 April 2023

Applications close 6pm (Melbourne time)

Late-May- Early June 2023

Communication of results

01 July 2023

Start date of awards

Overview

The aim of the scheme is to support the development of new collaborations through joint research workshops, with Nagoya University (NU) and the University of Melbourne (UoM) contributing matching funds. Up to four workshops will be funded in 2023, with two to be held at Nagoya and the other two at Melbourne. It is expected that these initial projects will lead to long-term collaborations, institutional and research relationships, and when applicable, generate joint publications, exhibitions, and/or applications to external research funders.

Project proposals are open to all research areas.

Funding

Up to four workshops will be funded in 2023, with two to be held at NU and the other two at UoM.

  • Researchers from the "sending" institution (who will travel to attend the workshop) can request up to $15,000 AUD / JPY equivalent.
  • Researchers from the "host" institution (who will hold the workshop) can request up to $5,000 AUD / JPY equivalent.

Eligibility

Applications must be led by at least one PI from NU and at least one PI from Melbourne.

Melbourne PIs

Melbourne PIs must hold an appointment at the University of Melbourne that meets the following requirements at the time of application and for the duration of the award:

  • Academic Level A6 or higher; and
  • 0.5 FTE or higher.

Honorary employees whose primary academic affiliation is the University of Melbourne are eligible to lead an application if:

  • Their primary employer has entered into an agreement with the University to support the Australian component of the collaborative activity; or
  • They agree to participate in their own expense if they are otherwise unaffiliated. For example, they hold an emeritus position.

All applications must be endorsed by the PI’s Head of Department/School.

Nagoya PIs

Nagoya PIs must hold an appointment at at Nagoya University that meets the following requirements at the time of application and for the duration of the award:

  • Faculty and research professionals; and
  • Preferably full-time.

"Designated" titled employees whose primary academic affiliation at Nagoya university are eligible to lead an application, if their primary employer acknowledge and approve the proposed activities under the Nagoya – Melbourne Joint Research Workshops Fund application.

All applications must be endorsed by the PI’s Head of School, Department or equivalent.

How to apply

  1. Review the guidelines

    Under 'Supporting Documents' below.

  2. Prepare and submit your application

    Log in to SmartyGrants to begin your application. Only one of the coordinating investigators will be able to create the application for your team, so you will need to decide who is responsible for submitting the application and collaborate on the application contents offline.

  3. Submit the application via Themis (UoM only)

    Once you have submitted the application via SmartyGrants, the lead UoM investigator will also need to create a Themis Grants Workbench submission in order to obtain their Head of Department's approval.

    The scheme title in Themis is “Nagoya University - University of Melbourne Joint Research Workshops.”

Supporting documents

Guidelines for applicants

SmartyGrants Application Portal

Instructions for creating a grant submission record in Themis.

Contacts

University of Melbourne

The Researcher Development Schemes team
Research, Innovation & Commercialisation
The University of Melbourne
Email: res-devschemes@unimelb.edu.au

Nagoya University

International Affairs Division
Education & International Affairs Department
Nagoya University
Email: gmcteam@adm.nagoya-u.ac.jp