U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards

U21's Graduate Collaborative Research Awards are designed to be flexible and encourage doctoral candidates, with the support of their supervisors/advisors, to think innovatively about how their research could benefit from engagement with other members of the U21 network.

Learn more about this U21 funding opportunity and the application process at: https://universitas21.com/get-involved/researcher-opportunities/funding-awards

The deadline for applications to the 2020 awards are as follows:

  • Deadline for applications: Friday 7 August 2020
  • Decisions announced by: Monday 14 September 2020
  • Funding to be transferred to the lead institution’s Graduate School by Friday, October 2, 2020 - Extended  to Friday, October 23, 2020

Note: Please copy global@uconn.edu on correspondence regarding application.

U21 Health Sciences Group Funding

U21 Health Sciences Group (HSG) offers faculty and research students a range of funding options for collaborative projects. We strongly encourage our members to take an interdisciplinary approach involving multiple health themes, working in partnership with at least three member universities.

The application process for this year’s U21 HSG funding opportunities is now closed. Call for applications for 2021 will open in January.

Please find all details below providing an overview of U21 HSG funding schemes and links to application forms. Please notify global@uconn.edu if you submit an application, and copy global@uconn.edu on any related correspondence with U21 HSG.


International Projects Fund

The U21 HSG International Projects Fund is aimed at supporting academic and non-academic represented teams develop a collaborative project with at least three U21 HSG member institutions, across at least two countries. This is designed to be a more flexible fund to enable members to think innovatively with the aim of helping us achieve the network’s overarching goals. These may include for example: enhancing global education, information exchange and sharing of resources.

Up to £10,000 will be awarded annually with the expectation that, over a 12 month period, the project group will deliver specific project outputs and report on these at the Annual Meeting. Apply here.

Research Development Fund

The U21 HSG Research Development Fund is aimed at supporting interdisciplinary research projects across at least three U21 HSG member universities, across at least two countries.

Up to £10,000 will be awarded annually for a 12-month period with the expectation that this will lead to high-impact publications and applications for further substantial funding. Apply here.

Student Research Fund

The U21 HSG Student Research Fund is designed to support Masters (Research) and Doctoral Students across the network to develop a research project with at least three U21 HSG member institutions across two countries.

Up to £5,000 will be awarded annually with the expectation that, over a 12-month period, the project group will submit at least one high-impact paper for publication and report on project outputs at the Annual Meeting. This award includes a contribution to fund travel for a representative to attend the Annual Meeting. Apply here.