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NUS - Partnership Collaboration Awards (PCA)

The USyd-NUS Partnership Collaboration Awards (PCA) have been established to facilitate and support joint initiatives that will strengthen the two universities’ strategic priorities as well as develop multi-disciplinary cutting-edge research to create academic and societal impact.

In this round of the PCA, applicants are encouraged to submit funding proposals for innovative and sustainable programs built around collaborative research linking USyd and NUS. 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.

Preference will be given to teams which include Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, postdocs, Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) and researchers on Sabbatical Leave rather than simply one-to-one research projects. Projects which are multidisciplinary in nature are encouraged.

Up to ten proposals will be funded (each with two Chief Investigators; one from USyd and one from NUS). Each successful proposal will receive up to AUD 10,000 from USyd and SGD 10,000 from NUS for a total of approximately AUD 20,000/SGD 20,000.

NOTE: Any NUS School/Faculty/RIC/RCE that submits a proposal must commit to (i) funding 50% of the NUS costs, and (ii) organising the proposed activity (e.g. conference, workshop, seminar, visit, etc).

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