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Accelerator Grant Scheme

The QUEX Institute of Global Sustainability and Wellbeing (the QUEX Institute) was officially launched in mid-2017 as a strategic partnership between Exeter and UQ. As a virtual institute, QUEX seeks to address major global challenges through interdisciplinary collaborative research, academic, student and professional staff mobility; high-impact policy publications; and industry and community engagement. he QUEX Institute currently focuses on Healthy Living, Global Environmental Futures, and Digital Worlds & Disruptive Technologies themes. In support of this collaboration, the QUEX Institute offers three funding schemes each year to promote a broadening of collaboration between UQ and Exeter – the Workshop Grant Scheme, the Accelerator Grant Scheme and the Strategic Grant Scheme.

Accelerator Grants are intended to support larger-scale initiatives to secure external funding and/or produce high-level outputs and impact. It is anticipated that academic staff at both Universities, with excellent and complementary expertise and capability, will have already established a working relationship and track record that can be demonstrated as part of the application.

QUEX Accelerator Grant Scheme Details

Two Accelerator Grants up to a maximum of £30,000 (approx. AU$57,000) each will be available in 2021 to Exeter and UQ collaborators, with the following objectives:

  • To position the project group to win major external funding, publish significant research, and/or influence national/ international policy.
  • To address research questions and/or to develop innovative teaching and learning initiatives with potential for high impact that could not be as effectively carried out by a partner on its own. These research questions or teaching and learning initiatives should be aligned to one of the QUEX Institute's three themes.
  • To facilitate further development of novel research and/or teaching and learning concepts to the point of submission of bid(s) for significant external funding.
  • To expedite ground-breaking interdisciplinary research and/ or teaching and learning initiatives, taking them to the next level.
  • To demonstrate clearly the added value of the QUEX Institute.

Guidelines and application form for the Accelerator Grant Scheme can be found below. The deadline for submitting applications is 7th September. Please do not hesitate to contact the QUEX Team (quex@exeter.ac.uk) for any queries.

Application Deadline 7th September 2021
Applicants notified of outcome 7th October 2021
Project completion deadline 7th October 2022
Report submission deadline 7th December 2022

 


 QUEX Accelerator Grants

Round

UoE Lead PI

UQ Lead PI

Project

Theme

Status

1

Rachel Freathy

David Evans

Developing statistical genetics methods to estimate causal maternal effects on offspring disease outcomes

Healthy Ageing

COMPLETE

1

Linda Clare

Jackie Liddle

Other ways to connect? The social connectedness of older people and the impact of technology.

Healthy Ageing

COMPLETE

1

Chris Perry

Peter Mumby

Partnership for Climate Change Impacts on Coral Reef Coastlines

Environmental Sustainability

COMPLETE

1

William Gaze

Kevin Thomas

QUEX Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Alliance: A new approach to AMR surveillance

Environmental Sustainability

COMPLETE

2

Jana Funke

Elizabeth Stephens

Medical humanities' approaches to Healthy Ageing and the life course

Healthy Ageing

ACTIVE

2

Sarah Hartley Karen Hussey Global gene drive governance for climate adaptation and conservation Environmental Sustainability

ACTIVE

2

Ilke Inceoglu Nik Steffens Leadership and Employee Health: How leaders' micro behaviours and communications build identity and boost well-being Healthy Ageing

ACTIVE

2

Karen Hudson-Edwards Anita Parbhakar-Fox Towards environmentally sustainable mining: Making tailings’ safe Environmental Sustainability

ACTIVE