Edinburgh Sydney Partnership Collaboration Awards – Funding Call 2018

This jointly funded scheme between University of Edinburgh and University of Sydney supports up to 5 new projects per year to broaden and deepen the partnership between our universities.


The University of Edinburgh and University of Sydney have a long history of partnership that includes research and student mobility. In 2016, we committed to strengthening this relationship by increasing further our student mobility numbers and launching a new strategic partnership fund. In 2017 the fund supported five new projects across the University in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Sydney – these projects included:

  • Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences at Sydney and Edinburgh: Exploring Partnerships on Oceans and Everyday Environmentalism
  • Strategic Global Food Security Alliance in support of Planetary Health
  • Methodological Innovations for Assessing Learning in Digital Spaces
  • Optimising perinatal nutrition to improve health of the next generation: Edinburgh Sydney Partnership: cONqUeST
  • The Family that eats together: Images of commensality across two cities

Call for Applications 2018

Open: 30/04/18

Deadline: 01/06/18

We are now accepting applications for projects under this scheme that will run from August 2018 until July 2019. Applicants are encouraged to submit funding proposals for innovative and sustainable programs built around collaborative research linking the University of Sydney and the University of Edinburgh. Proposals for learning and teaching initiatives may also be considered if included as part of a larger collaborative research proposal.

Applicants must also demonstrate that their projects are sustainable in the long-term, preferably by including a plan for engagement that includes leveraging external funding and publication outputs. Other outputs that could include development of online resources, curriculum development, and hosting of workshops/conferences.

Edinburgh will offer funding of £6,000 GBP per project, with a matched amount (AUD 10,000) available for a partner in Sydney. Up to five awards will be made in this call.

Please note that the scoring criteria includes a component around ‘relevance’ of the project. It is suggested that applicants link their submissions to the recently published Edinburgh Global Engagement Plan.

How to apply

The application and awards guidelines are available to download here:

Applications should be created on the University of Sydney portal by the partner in Sydney. Once created, your partner can add you as a collaborator before the application is submitted.

Deadline for this call is 1st June 2018.

More Information

For further information, please contact:

Stuart Easter, Edinburgh Global – global.partnerships@ed.ac.uk

Prof. David Weller, Dean for South East Asia and Australasia – david.weller@ed.ac.uk

Technical queries relating to the application - ip.ipdf@sydney.edu.au