Graduate Collaborative Research Awards
In 2016 the U21 DDoGS piloted a new scheme, Graduate Research Projects, which enabled doctoral candidates to develop international research collaborations within the U21 Network. In this pilot round, seven projects were funded and details of these projects are available here. Following feedback on the 2016 application and judging processes we have made some minor adjustments to the processes and have renamed the scheme the U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards.
These awards are very flexible. They are designed to encourage doctoral candidates, with the support of their supervisors/advisors, to think innovatively about how their research could benefit from engagement with other members of the U21 network.
- Projects can be in any discipline or cross-disciplinary and should aid the development of transferable skills for doctoral candidates, allowing them to work independently, as well as in teams, on activities that benefit their doctoral research.
- These projects aim to give doctoral candidates a global view of problem solving and group work, and facilitate cross-cultural working practices.
- Publically accessible outputs are expected from each project; the form of the outputs will depend on the nature of the project.
- At least 3 U21 member institutions — from at least 2 countries — must be involved in each project; there must be at least one doctoral candidate from each U21 member involved in the project.
- In 2017 the total allocated budget for the awards is US$30,000. It is expected that several projects will be supported from this budget.
Call for applications opens: 26 May 2017
Deadline for applications: 1 August 2017
Decisions announced: by 15 September 2017
Funding to be transferred to the lead institution by 31 October 2017
All applications should be sent to Christina.Mellor@universitas21.com
Further details of the 2018 timelines will be available in Spring 2018.
An outline of the Graduate Collaborative Research Awards, including objectives and eligibility requirements is available below, along with Frequently Asked Questions and the Application Form.
Alison Milner, lead PhD candudate on one of the projects funded in 2016, discusses her experience in this blogpost.