The Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) is launching a call for research seed funding to develop a stronger relationship in globally relevant fields of research between its partners. Through a competitive process, MNU will jointly advertise, select and fund collaborative bi-, tri and multilateral research projects between MNU institutions. Successful research projects are expected to ultimately result in outcomes such as third-party funding applications, larger-scale collaborations, significant joint publications etc.
Proposals covering any thematic area will be considered, but applications in areas related to the United Nations’ SDGs are particularly welcome. Projects must also demonstrate alignment to MNU’s five guiding principles and values.
Please note that the MNU Research Seed Fund particularly welcomes applications from Early Career Researchers (ECRs) (up to 6 years from PhD), though does not exclude submissions from other groups.
Summary of features:
The call opens on Monday 25th September and completed applications should be submitted through the link below by EOD Monday 8th December.
All projects should be costed and approved by your departments via Worktribe. To do this, please complete the application form, and forward the completed form plus details of the costs you wish to request to firstname.lastname@example.org. All Worktribe approvals should be completed before the deadline.
If you have any questions please contact Durham's MNU Coordinator, Joe Mulhern, email@example.com.