UWA Research Collaboration Awards

The Research Collaboration Awards (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.  Full details are available on the UWA website.

Research Collaboration Awards 2016

Three of the 48 awards made in 2016 involved collaborators from MNU partners:

Chief Investigator at UWA Project Title Collaborating Institutions
Mark Beeson, School of Social Sciences Region in crisis: ASEAN and the EU University of Tubingen
Tristan Devere Clemons, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Applications of RAFT polymerisation for novel nanoparticle delivery vehicles Durham University, Monash University
Prajwal Raj Kafle, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research In the Local Universe, How Big a Problem is Too-Big-To-Fail? University of Sydney, Durham University, University of Leicester

Research Collaboration Awards 2015

Four of the 51 awards made in 2015 involved collaborators from MNU partners:

Chief Investigator at UWA Project Title Collaborating Institutions
Ben Jackson, Sports Science, Exercise & Health Promoting healthy attitudes and behaviours: Optimising the delivery of innoculation treatments in high school health education Dartmouth College
Prajwal Kafle, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Galaxies Joining a Party: Finding a Group Durham University, University of Sydney
Craig Pennell, Women’s & Infants’ Health The international preterm birth genome project Dartmouth College, Peking University, The University of Texas, University of Alberta, World Health Organisation, National Institute of Genomic Medicine, Mexico, Lunen feld-Tannenbaum Research Institute
Chris Power, Physics A new dimension to galaxy modelling for future surveys Durham University, Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Science, University of Surrey

Previous Awards

During the period 2010-14, 21 awards were made to projects involving collaborators from MNU partners.

Chief Investigator at UWA Department at UWA Project Title Participating MNU member
Gessner, Klaus Juergen School of Earth and Environment The active alpine fault zone as an analogy for fluid dynamics in archaean mineral systems University of Otago
Emery, Geoffrey John School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care University of Durham
Baillie, Caroline Andrea School of Environmental Systems Engineering International Engineering Thresholds University of Durham
Fitzpatrick, John School of Animal Biology Uppsala University
Forsey, Martin Gerard School of Social Sciences Schools and Sustainable Rural Communities: International Perspectives University of Durham
Fritschi, Jacqueline Erica UWA Centre for Medical Research Consolidating a collaboration on shiftwork and cancer Queens University
Unsworth, Kerrie Louise UWA Business School GROWing Your Organisation: Building Collaborations with an International WUN Network of Green Behavious Scholars Queens University
Evans, Jonathan Paul School of Animal Biology The Role of Ovarian Fluid in Mediating Sexual Selection in Chinook Salmon University of Otago
Fitzpatrick, John School of Animal Biology Uppsala University
Islam, Syed Mohammed Shamsul School of Dentistry Computer Aided Integrated Maxillofacial Surgery for Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea University of Otago
Koutsantonis, George Anthony School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Switching Directions: Novel Molecular Switches for Molecular Electronics University of Durham
Power, Christopher Brian James School of Physics University of Durham
Joldes, Grand Roman School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering Queens University
Nowak, Kristen Jean UWA Centre for Medical Research Uppsala University
Power, Christopher Brian James School of Physics University of Durham
Robotham, Aaron School of Physics University of Durham
van Lieshout, Emile School of Animal Biology Uppsala University
Power, Christopher Brian James International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research University of Durham
Joldes, Grand Roman School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering Queens University
Jackson, Ben Stuart School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health Dartmouth College
Garrido, Sandra ARC Centre for the History of Emotions University of Durham