Funding program launched for international research projects

15 March 2012

The University has launched its annual funding program for international research projects.

The International Program Development Fund (IPDF) aims to build links in research, teaching and learning, capacity building and other areas with high profile partners in priority areas.

It is open to post-doctoral fellows, researchers and academic staff. Last year the IPDF funded 54 projects to a total value of $434,000, and the program was commended in the University's Audit Report as "a highly effective mechanism for facilitating and promoting international research collaborations".

The scheme is administered through the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, Professor John Hearn.

"It is a terrific opportunity for academics that also, importantly, helps strengthen links between the University of Sydney and our global partners," said Professor Hearn.

Amanda Sayan, Program Manager, said: "There are no restrictions on project areas and, in fact, the premise behind the IPDF is to encourage as broad a range of collaborative projects as possible. We are keen to encourage multilateral projects that partner with more than one institution and applications that incorporate a research mobility component for early career researchers and postdoctoral fellows.

"Essentially, we are looking for academic quality and impact, innovation sustainability and relevance," she said.

Applications can be submitted online from 10 April, with a closing date of15 May. Funding will be distributed in mid-January 2013.

For further information and to download the guidelines and the list of questions please visit the IPDF webpage. Two IPDF information sessions will also be held on Thursday 12 April, from 12 noon to 1pm, and Tuesday 1 May, 1pm to 2pm, in the International Conference Room at the John Woolley Building.

To register your attendance for a briefing session please contact Amanda Sayan or call 9351 2310.

Contact: Amanda Sayan

Phone: 02 9351 2310

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