Accelerator Grant Scheme

The Universities of Queensland and Exeter believe that the most complex of global challenges – ranging from food and water security, political instability, healthy ageing and mental health – require interdisciplinary research that spans institutions, countries and even continents. The two Universities have for this reason joined together to create the QUEX Institute, through which our talented academic staff can work together so that their distinct perspectives and expertise can be brought to bear on global challenges. 

In support of this vision, the QUEX Institute is offering up to 4 Accelerator Grants which, valued up to a maximum of £30,000 (AUD$50,000) are intended to support the development of larger scale initiatives with the aim of securing significant external funding and/or producing high level outputs and impact. The key aims and objectives of the accelerator grant scheme are:

  • To position the project group to win major external funding, publish significant research, and/or to 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.

QUEX Accelerator Grant Guidelines July 2019

 

Call dates

This call has now closed: 16 September 2019


 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

ACTIVE

1

Linda Clare

Jackie Liddle

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

Healthy Ageing

ACTIVE

1

Chris Perry

Peter Mumby

Partnership for Climate Change Impacts on Coral Reef Coastlines

Environmental Sustainability

ACTIVE

1

William Gaze

Kevin Thomas

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

Environmental Sustainability

ACTIVE