University of Adelaide – North Carolina State University: Starter Grants for Research Collaboration 2018

The strategic partnership between the University of Adelaide (UA) and North Carolina State University (NC State) is a preferred relationship to leverage complementary strengths and trans-disciplinary scholarship to advance research collaboration as well as academic exchanges. The joint Starter Grants for Research Collaboration are designed to spur new research collaborations, with the expectation that funded projects will lead to more substantive engagement. Potential high quality outputs include international research training for graduate students and/or early career faculty, publication of joint papers from collaborative research, or follow-on joint research funding bids.

Priority Areas

  • Defence/Cybersecurity
  • Energy
  • Human Health/Epigenetics

Funding & Duration

Each project is eligible for co-funding up to US $10,000 (NC State) and AUD $10,000 (UA) to support travel and research costs. Funds will be made available to lead investigators via their respective institutions after 1 July 2018. Funded projects must be completed within one year of the commencement date.


Proposals are invited from permanent, tenured or tenure track faculty or research professionals at NC State University (those who comply with Sponsored Programs eligibility requirements) and academic and research only staff at the University of Adelaide.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

  • Submissions close: 24 February 2018, 8.30am ACDT (23 February 2018, 5.00pm EST)
  • Applicants must complete and submit the online application form at and upload all supporting documents.
  • Only one application is required from either Principal Investigator (PI) at NC State or UA for jointly drafted proposals.
  • Additional requirements for UA applicants: please complete your internal RFR eForm through ResearchMaster. When prompted to Select Fund Scheme use Fund Scheme code 9000730.

Further Information


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