Osaka – Melbourne Joint Research Workshops Fund

Critical Dates

24 June 2022

Applications open via SmartyGrants

1 August 2022

Applications close 3pm (Melbourne time)/2pm (Osaka time)

1 September 2022

Communication of results

14 September 20222

Start date of awards

Overview

The aim of the fund is to support the development of new collaborations through joint research workshops, with OU and UoM contributing matching funds. Up to two workshops will be funded in 2022, with one to be held at Osaka and one to be held at Melbourne. It is expected that these initial projects will lead to long- term collaborations, institutional and research relationships, and when applicable, generate publications, exhibitions, and/or external funding for ongoing collaboration.

OU and UoM are calling for joint research workshop proposals, open to all research areas and disciplines.

Funding

Up to two workshops will be funded in 2022, with One to be held at Osaka and the other one at Melbourne.

  • Researchers from the "sending" institution (who will travel to attend the workshop) can request up to $15,000 AUD / ¥1,350,000 JPY equivalent..
  • Researchers from the "host" institution (who will hold the workshop) can request up to $5,000 AUD / ¥450,000 JPY equivalent.

Eligibility

Applications must be led by at least one PI from Osaka 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.

Osaka PIs

Osaka PIs must be faculty members (including specially-appointed or project faculty members) of Osaka University at the time of application and for the duration of the award.

Jointly-appointed employees whose primary academic affiliation is Osaka University are eligible to lead an application, if the other employer(s) of them would acknowledge and approve possible following activities under the Osaka-Melbourne Joint Research Workshops Fund.

All applications must be endorsed by the PI’s Dean of Faculty, Director of Research Institute/Research Centre, or Chairman of the University Hospital using the template Letter of Endorsement.

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 "Osaka-Melbourne Joint Research Workshops Fund".

Supporting documents

Guidelines for applicants

SmartyGrants Application Portal

OU Letter of Endorsement

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

Osaka University

Department of International Affairs
International Affairs Division
Osaka University
Email: intl-collab@office.osaka-u.ac.jp