The Alliance builds on each university’s research strengths to address globally significant issues of sustainable development. Researchers are able to leverage the complementary expertise across the three universities, including topical areas such as biosecurity, air and water quality, climate change, religion and conflict, and neuroscience and ageing.
Funding is available for trilateral or bilateral projects (ASU, King’s, UNSW) that address one of more of the PLuS Alliance themes - sustainability, global health, social justice, technology and innovation. The funding is available via Seed Grants and Accelerator projects.
Seed funding is available to assist in the development of research projects that focus on the Alliance themes. The funds enable teams to conduct preliminary work and facilitate collaboration across ASU, King’s and UNSW.
All researchers from across the Alliance partners are eligible to apply with funding available from each of the universities involved. Trilateral and bilateral applications are accepted, with trilateral and multi or inter-disciplinary projects given preference. Applicants must provide a clear plan for securing external funding beyond the scope of this Seed Grant.
The PLuS Alliance Strategy for 2018-2020 incorporates the theme of Flagship projects. This theme focuses on the creation of funding pathways towards the development of projects that will attract significant (£5M+) external funding.
Funding rounds for accelerator projects are conducted by invitation only and focus on specific areas of research. Trilateral projects are given preference and funding is available from each of the Alliance partner universities involved.
Details of the 2019 Seed Grants round will be provided once finalised.