U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards


Likely August 2020

Annual Value

US $30,000 across several projects


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


This funding opportunity aims to encourage international collaborative projects within the U21 network. Projects, which can be in any discipline or can cross disciplinary boundaries, should aid the development of transferable skills for doctoral candidates, allowing them to work independently as well as in teams on activities that benefit their doctoral research. These projects will promote networking with the aim of giving doctoral candidates a global view of problem solving and group work, and facilitate cross-cultural working practices.



  • At least three U21 member institutions — from at least two countries — must be involved in each project; there must be at least one doctoral candidate from each U21 member involved in the project.
  • Each project must result in publicly available outputs. These may take the form of peer-reviewed publications, exhibitions, patents, products, performances, etc.
  • It is expected that all projects will include a training component.
  • Applications may be led by doctoral candidates but must be formally supported by a supervisor/advisor, and signed off by the appropriate staff member, at the lead institution.

Further Information

Details of this opportunity can be found at: https://universitas21.com/global-opportunities/researcher-opportunities/graduate-collaborative-research-awards

Further information about Universitas 21 can be found at: https://universitas21.com/