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USyd-CUHK Partnership Collaboration Awards



(For CUHK and USyd faculty)

Deadline: 30 August 2019, Friday

The University of Sydney (USyd) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have been partners since 2006. Both universities have identified each other as strategic partners to foster deep collaborations in research and education. The USyd-CUHK Partnership Collaboration Awards (PCA) have been established to facilitate and support joint initiatives that will strengthen the two universities’ strategic priorities as well as develop multi-disciplinary cutting-edge research to create academic and societal impact.

Applicants are encouraged to submit funding proposals for innovative and sustainable programs built around collaborative research linking USyd and CUHK. Proposals for learning and teaching initiatives may also be considered if they are part of a larger collaborative research proposal.

Proposals should be sustainable in the long term with a plan for engagement that includes leveraging external funding and publication outputs.

In this round, up to five proposals will be funded (each with two Chief Investigators; one from USyd and one from CUHK). Each successful proposal will receive up to AUD 10,000 from USyd and HKD 60,000 from CUHK for a total of approximately AUD 20,000/HKD 120,000.


Programme Guidelines and Forms

Applicants can access the programme guidelines, online application form, endorsement form and amendment request form from the following links:


List of Awardees

CUHK PI USyd PI Project
Prof. Shing Shin Cheng, Dept. of Mechanical & Automation Engineering Dr. Andre Kyme, School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering An MRI-compatible Steerable Neurosurgical Robot with Real-time MRI-guided Brain Tumour Localisation and Instrument Tracking
Prof. Laura Falkenberg, School of Life Sciences Prof. Pauline Ross, School of Life & Environmental Sciences Can Seagrass Protect Oyster Aquaculture from Acidifying Oceans?
Prof. Kai Yu Raymond Tong, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering Prof. Alistair McEwan, School of Electrical & Information Engineering Soft Robotics for Improved Standing, Stepping and Walking in Infants
Prof. Yifan Zhang, Dept. of Economics Dr. Russell Toth, School of Economics The Impacts of High-Skill Return Migrants on Firms in China

CUHK PI USyd PI Project
Prof. Shui Yee Sharon Leung, School of Pharmacy Dr. Hien Duong, Sydney School of Pharmacy Inhaled Therapy for Chronic Lung Infections Using a ‘Triple-Hit’ Nano-in-Microparticle Formulation
Dr. Suk Ling Ma, Dept. of Psychiatry Prof. Mark Dadds, School of Psychology Mapping the Functional Significance of the Human Oxytocin Receptor Gene
Dr. Valerie Pereira, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Dr. Cate Madill, Speech Pathology Bridging the Gap: Using an Online Learning Platform (Bridge2Practice) to Understand Differences in Auditory-Perception & Clinical Communication between Chinese & Australian Speech Pathology Students
Prof. Yuan Xu, Dept. of Geography & Resource Management Prof. Tiho Ancev, School of Economics Evaluation of the Environmental Effectiveness & Economic Efficiency of Incentive-based Instruments for Pollution Control in China & Australia
Prof. Ni Zhao, Dept. of Electronic Engineering Prof. Wojciech Chrzanowski, Sydney Pharmacy School Sense-and-dispense – Breaking Barriers in Cancer Pain Treatment Using Iontophoretic Tattoo-like Cannabinoids Delivery Systems


Further Information

For further information please contact the Program Coordinators:

Matthew Louie
Partnerships Officer
Office of Global Engagement
Email: ip.ipdf@sydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9351 4832
Olivia Kwok
Programme Officer
Office of Academic Links
Email: oliviakwok@cuhk.edu.hk
Phone: +852 3943 1315


Last updated on 22 July 2019