The Monash Warwick Alliance is delighted to announce the launch of the Alliance Research Catalyst fund. This is open to academic staff to support the development of new, strategically-aligned research initiatives, with high potential, that combine complementary aspects of each institution towards novel and sustainable outcomes. Founded in 2012, the award-winning Alliance supports a diverse range of research and student-led projects.
The Fund can contribute support of up to a maximum of AUD30,000 (for expenses incurred by Monash) plus GBP15,000 (for expenses incurred by Warwick) for new initiatives.
The Alliance Catalyst fund will replace the Alliance Seed Funding Scheme in response to feedback from a series of stakeholder engagement workshops held to inform the Alliance Research Strategy refresh. Historically the Alliance Seed Fund had been restricted to planning meetings, network building and workshop activities, now the Alliance Catalyst fund can also be used to fund pilot research studies/fieldwork where this is important to enable a subsequent funding application and/or engagement with external parties such as government. It is also possible to use this fund for visiting fellows to enable sharing, development and review of innovative research activity / policy developments through exchanges of leading academics. The visiting fellow may be a Warwick or Monash member of staff or a third party professional external to the Alliance who has made an impact or are a leading figure in their field.