Academic Consortium 21 (AC21): Special Project Fund (SPF)

The AC21 Special Project Fund (SPF) was created in order to promote the development of research and educational exchange between AC21 members by financially supporting a variety of activities and research projects. Although research collaboration between AC21 members is important, this fund is not intended to support particular or individual research projects. It is awarded to projects that include as many participants as possible.

Researchers involved in the organisation of events will attempt to include large numbers of researchers, post doctoral students and graduate students from all the institutions involved in the project.

Events can include mini-symposia, mini-workshops, schooling projects, start-up funds for long term research projects, or small international forums, as well as traditional research proposals that attempt to include as wide a circle of contacts and participants as possible.

Funding & Duration

Up to USD $10,000 (approx AUD $14,000) per project is available. A maximum of three awards are granted per year, awarded in April as a single payment.


Applicants must be academic staff members of an AC21 member institution who hold faculty positions. Students of an AC21 member institution, either undergraduate or graduate, shall not be eligible to apply for the SPF.

If a student has a research project that meets the purpose of the SPF and wishes to have the project submitted, the student must consult with his or her advisor [supervisor] in advance for review of the project and, upon advisor approval, the application should be prepared and submitted by the approving advisor.

Submission Requirements

Applications must be submitted to the University’s Global Engagement Office by 31 January 2019

Forward Applications to:
Dr Glen Stafford, Director, Global Engagement Office,
Division of Academic and Student Engagement, The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005

Further Information

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