We’re supporting the Climate Action #MadeAtUni campaign and are proud to announce that we have six new research collaborations with the University of Notre Dame, USA, to help tackle pressing global issues such as climate change and how we can improve the use of solar energy.
The #MadeAtUni campaign shows how UK universities are creating bold, innovative, and lasting changes to the world around us on a local, national and global scale.
Launched in November 2021, the Notre Dame – Durham University Seedcorn Fund, is part of a strategic commitment made by both institutions in a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2019. The agreement is to deepen and broaden research collaboration beyond pre-existing, successful collaborations in fields such as Theology and Anthropology.
Beyond research collaboration, our students now have the opportunity to spend a year at Notre Dame following the signing of a student exchange agreement in 2021. Our first cohort is currently in the USA and we look forward to welcoming Notre Dame’s students to Durham.
The Notre Dame – Durham Seedcorn Fund was open to applications in all disciplines though prioritised proposals in the areas of, Climate Change, Solar Energy, and Tropical Disease.
Six research projects across three of our four faculties - Arts and Humanities, Social Science and Health and Science – were selected for funding under the inaugural ND-DU Seedcorn Fund.
They will be looking into:
Each award is worth up to £20,000 and projects will run anytime between May 2022 and May 2024.