The University has announced a Partnering Award Programme, aimed at fostering research links between Virginia Tech and the University of Kent. Travel grants of up to $2,000 (about £1,300) 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
We will need details of your proposed partnership by 15/9/10 with decisions announced by 1/10/10. In the first instance please let us know if you are interested in this scheme and who you have identified at VT as a possible partner. We can then let you know what further information we need about your proposed collaboration in order to make a decision.
Please do not hesitate to contact Jacqueline Aldridge (on leave until 7/7/10), Phil Ward or Karen Allart if you need further information.