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UC San Diego - Partnership Collaboration Awards (PCA)

UC San Diego - Partnership Collaboration Awards (PCA) The USyd-UC San Diego 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.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit funding proposals for innovative and sustainable programs built around collaborative research linking USyd and UCSD.
  • 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 graduate/postgraduate research 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.

In this round, up to six proposals will be funded (each with two Chief Investigators; one from USyd and one from UC San Diego). Each successful proposal may receive up to the equivalent of AUD $15,000 (USD $10,500) from each institution for a total of AUD $30,000.

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