Following the launch of the Partnering Award Program last year, the University of Kent will again be offering awards to facilitate collaborations with colleagues in the social sciences, humanities and arts at Viriginia Tech in the USA.
Travel grants of up to $2,500 (about £1,550) are available to help academic staff to forge relationships that will result in the submission of grant proposals for collaborative research projects. The team will be expected to submit a joint funding application within 12 months of receiving a Partnering Award.
The money should be used to travel to VT, meet your proposed collaborator and develop your joint funding application.
For more information about staff at VT who might share your research interests please go to:
- The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
- The Center for Gerontology
- The Department of Psychology
- The Department of Economics
More detail of the scheme is available from me. To apply you need to fill in a simple pro forma, together with a brief (up to 2 sides) summary of your proposed collaboration by 30 June 2011.