Each year the Academic Consortium 21 (international network of universities, including the University of Adelaide) has a round of grants (2022 – US$12-15k each) for projects involving multiple member universities. The call for collaborative projects for 2022 is now open – which will be the last round of the Special Project Fund as the AC21 will be winding up at the end of next year.

To seek solutions for global challenges, the call has a specific focus on projects incorporating a few of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which include:

  • Good Health and Wellbeing (UN Goal #3)
  • Affordable and Clean Energy (UN Goal #7)
  • Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (UN Goal #9)

Activities funded by the AC21 SPF can include the organization of symposia, workshops, educational (or training) projects, as well as research projects that attempt to include as wide a circle of contacts and participants as possible (partners in higher education or industry, general public) and that aim at laying the foundation for enhanced cooperation in the future.

For more information review the Special Projects Fund Guidelines on the right, or contact Glen Stafford.

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