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Finalists Announced! – Matariki Seed Fund 2023-2024

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the winners of the first call for the Matariki Seed Fund! We received an impressive number of applications from across the Network from which our judging panel selected five projects, all involving multiple Matariki Network partners, to receive the funding.

Thank you to all who applied and to our panel of Matariki Network judges. We look forward to watching this research develop.

The following projects are the winners of the 2023-2024 Matariki Seed Fund:

  • Sonja Bjelobaba (Uppsala University) in partnership with UWA, Queen’s University, Durham University, and University of Otago. Project title: Ethical use of Gen-AI in Higher Education
  • Ed Llewellin (Durham University) in partnership with University of Otago and Uppsala University. Project title: Understanding the evolution of basaltic fissure eruptions to mitigate their hazard
  • Aaron Ludlow (UWA) in partnership with Durham University, Dartmouth College, and Queen’s University. Project title: The SWAN Universe Project: Simulations for Wallaby and the Nearby Universe
  • Alison Morehead (Queen’s University) in partnership with Uppsala University and Durham University. Project title: Creating Cultural Heritage for the Medical and Health Humanities
  • David Prior (University of Otago) in partnership with University of Tübingen and Durham University. Project title: The role of shear margins in rapid ice sheet acceleration

The next call for the Matariki Seed Fund will take place in Autumn 2024. Please join our mailing list to stay up-to-date.