Supporting international research collaboration

As part of Griffith’s Asian Century Futures Initiative, Griffith University and Peking University (PKU) have established a Collaborative Research Scheme that aims to deepen research engagement and collaboration, including opportunities to pursue domestic and offshore funding opportunities and attract graduate and postdoctoral talent.

2018 Applications are open: Deadline Friday 25 May 2018

Funding opportunity

The scheme assists with reciprocal research exchanges and joint funding proposals that align with the following areas of focus:

  • Water science
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Drug discovery and infectious diseases
  • Health and chronic diseases
  • Asian politics, security and development
  • Physical sciences
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Environmental sciences
  • International Law
  • Criminology and crime prevention
  • Nursing
  • Music, the Arts and the Asia–Pacific
  • Education.


Each application must include at least one researcher from each institution. Grants will be awarded to support proposals that:

  • create opportunities for development of high-quality journal publications
  • lead to the development of joint funding proposals for either Australian (ARC, NHMRC) or other international funding sources.

Available funding

Research exchanges

Short research exchanges of up to four weeks between institutions (up to AUD $8,000).

Project support

Grants can be used to facilitate the preparation and development of joint proposals to fund research projects (up to AUD $10,000).

Guidelines and form are available on the Office of Research internal grants page.

Additional information

Both grants can also be used to support Griffith and Peking University research student/s exchange and associated research projects and activities.

For both programs, funds must be expended within 18 months of the award and applicants must commit to commence the activity within two months of receipt of the award.

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