Funding for Staff

All MNU member institutions provide support for their staff to develop collaborative activities with MNU partners.  Details of specific schemes which can be used to support MNU collaboration are listed below; for information on other opportunities, please contact your MNU Co-ordinator for advice.

Dartmouth College

Faculty International Research Travel Grants
Dartmouth launched a new Faculty International Research Travel Grant program in 2015, supporting international travel for active research activities. Some proposals in future may be for MNU related research.

Dartmouth Society of Fellows
The Postdoctoral Fellowships offered by the Dartmouth Society of Fellows foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their PhD degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programmes in which they are housed.

Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study Fellowships
The Institute of Advanced Study manages a range of funding for incoming academics, in particular the IAS Fellowships and the Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise.

Durham and Tϋbingen wish to develop a stronger bilateral relationship, building on their collaborations through the Matariki Network of Universities.  The Tϋbingen-Durham Seedcorn Fund follows delegations hosted by each partner and an MoU first signed in 1989.

Durham – Tϋbingen Seedcorn Fund

Through a competitive process, Durham and Tϋbingen universities will jointly advertise, select and fund projects in research and education. Successful research projects are expected to result in third-party funding applications.

Each university will make available €50,000 each year for a first period of two years.  Applications will be invited in the range €10,000 – €25,000 for activity duration of between 6 and 24 months.

The first call opens 1st March – 1st May 2018. Please visit the link above for eligibility criteria and the application form. All queries to be directed to international.partnerships@durham.ac.uk (Durham) or international.research@uni-tuebingen.de (Tϋbingen).

Queen's University

Principal’s Development Fund: International Visitors Program
This Program aims to enrich the international dimensions of Queen’s, both within its classrooms and within its research environment, by providing subsidies for international travel of scholars to Queen’s and scholars and staff from Queen’s.  Specific strands of support are available for visits to and from MNU partner institutions.

Queen’s Research Opportunities Fund
The Queen’s Research Opportunities Fund, being launched in September 2015, includes an International Fund to assist in augmenting the university’s international reputation through increased global engagement. Preference will be given to the development or growth of high-profile research collaborations with Queen’s University’s strategic international partners, including Matariki partners.

University of Otago

MNU Travel Awards
The Matariki Network of Universities’ (MNU) Travel Awards are designed to enable academic staff at the University of Otago to meet with colleagues from MNU member universities to develop and/or enhance collaboration.  That collaboration can be research or teaching/curriculum related.

University of Tübingen

Teach @ Tübingen
Tübingen welcomes applications from advanced PhD students or young post-docs who would like to expand their teaching experience and individual research horizons with a working stay in Germany.

Fellowships for Young Researchers
Two fellowships are available to support post-doctoral fellows from MNU partner institutions for a research stay at the University of Tübingen (6-12 months).

Durham – Tϋbingen Seedcorn Fund

Through a competitive process, Durham and Tϋbingen universities will jointly advertise, select and fund projects in research and education. Successful research projects are expected to result in third-party funding applications.

Each university will make available €50,000 each year for a first period of two years.  Applications will be invited in the range €10,000 – €25,000 for activity duration of between 6 and 24 months.

The first call opens 1st March – 1st May 2018. Please visit the link above for eligibility criteria and the application form. All queries to be directed to international.partnerships@durham.ac.uk (Durham) or international.research@uni-tuebingen.de (Tϋbingen).

University of Western Australia

UWA Research Collaboration Awards (RCAs)
The RCAs support initiatives which expand the University’s research collaborations both nationally and internationally.  The aim of the scheme is to facilitate new and developing initiatives that will lead to increased cross-institutional ties, enhancing opportunities for UWA researchers with regards to research outputs, further funding and industry linkages.  MNU members are identified on the list of priority institutions that is used as a guide to forming collaborations.

Institute of Advanced Studies Grants and Fellowships
The Institute of Advanced Studies has a range of funding for incoming academics, in particular the Short-Stay Visiting Fellowship Grants and Distinguished Visiting Fellowships, where preference may be given to nominees from MNU partner institutions.

Uppsala University

Matariki Fellows
The purpose of Matariki Fellows is to increase the number of research contacts and strengthen international cooperation.  Funding is available for researchers and teachers in all research areas at Uppsala University to undertake research stays of up to six months at one of the MNU partner universities.