China collaboration opportunities

Researchers are invited to put forward proposals for research projects to be jointly led by Leeds and its Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) partner Zhejiang University (ZJU).

Projects of mutual interest to the two universities will receive modest pump-priming and support at the highest level from the Vice-Chancellor at Leeds and the President at ZJU and from the WUN offices at both institutions.

Individual or groups of researchers from all faculties are invited to submit project proposals.  Projects chosen for funding will eventually be agreed with Zhejiang University.  Areas known to be of interest to ZJU include:

  • Cultural Industries (Heritage)
  • Life Sciences
  • Polymer/Macromolecular Science
  • Environmental Science and
  • Water/Hydrology

Up to 5 successful projects will be funded, each to a maximum of £25k from each institution.

For further information you are strongly encouraged to attend a briefing session taking place on Monday 13 February at 1pm led by Professor Mike Wilson, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MAPS), in his capacity as Chair of the Leeds/Zhejiang collaboration.  This will be an opportunity to hear more about the scheme and ask any questions you may have.

Space is limited so we ask staff interested in attending to register via email.

If you are unable to attend this session and have questions contact Professor Mike Wilson or WUN International Partnerships Manager Kirsty Mattinson.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9 March at 5pm.

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