Manchester-Melbourne-Toronto (MMT) Research Fund
The MMT Research Fund was the first major initiative of our new trilateral alliance and is open to applications from all research areas.
In recognition of strong bilateral partnerships between the universities of Manchester, Melbourne and Toronto, the three institutions formed a trilateral alliance in 2021.
The alliance aims to facilitate further collaboration between the three partners, drawing on joint expertise and resources.
About the MMT fund
The University of Manchester, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Toronto are contributing matching funds to support collaborative bilateral and trilateral research initiatives through a joint call for proposals.
The overall aim of the MMT Research Fund is to encourage and provide initial support for the development of high-quality research activities that include early career researchers. Funding is available from each of the three institutions to develop bilateral or trilateral research projects. The Fund seeks to support proposals that will lead to long-term research collaborations with a view to enabling principal investigators to subsequently apply for external funding to support the next phase of their joint research.
The Fund is open to applications from all research areas and up to 15 proposals will be selected for funding.
Proposals demonstrating strong relevance to strategic priorities at the participating institutions and that aim to provide opportunities for collaborative doctoral training and mobility at a future stage are encouraged.
- Call for proposals launches: 27 March 2023
- Submission deadline: 1 June 2023 (5pm GMT)
- Results announced: August 2023
- Awards start: September 2023
- Online application form
- Guidance and eligibility criteria (PDF, 1.95GB)
If you have any questions, please get in touch with the relevant contact at each university:
The University of Manchester
Joanne Jacobs, International Relations
The University of Melbourne
Kim Turner, Researcher Development Schemes
The University of Toronto
Kevin Rowley, International Research Officer
Previous grants awarded (2022)
Title of the research project
|Dr Wendy Thompson||Dr Leanne Teoh||Dr Sonica Singhal||FBMH||School of Medical Sciences||Dental antibiotic stewardship: development of a sustainable and adaptable approach|
|Dr Ian Mell||Dr Marie Dade||Prof Tenley Conway||FHUMS||School of Environment, Education and Development||Valuing the benefits that people perceive from their urban forests|
|Dr Jo Mylan||A/Prof Jane Dyson||Prof Tania Li||FHUMS||School of Social Sciences||University student food insecurity: towards a shared, multinational research agenda|
|Prof Martie van Tongeren||Dr Tania King||Dr Peter Smith||FBMH||School of Health Sciences||Understanding and addressing long COVID impacts on work participation|
|Dr Abigail Gilmore||Dr Christiaan de Beukelaer||Prof Deborah Leslie||FHUMS||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures||Beyond the creative city: new interdisciplinary topographies for creative placemaking|
|Dr Yi Jin||Dr Laura Burchill||FSE||School of Natural Sciences||Missing links in global sulfur metabolism|
|Dr Abi Stone||Dr Jan-Hendrick May||FHUMS||School of Environment, Education and Development||A southern-hemisphere perspective on human-environment relations along desert margins|
|Dr Jenna Mittelmeier||Dr Samantha Marangell||FHUMS||School of Environment, Education and Development||Spaces of global higher education: exploring the purpose of 'campus'|
|Dr Viktor Schlegel||Dr Daniel Beck||FSE||School of Engineering||Robust natural language processing for healthcare|
|Dr Bahar Koymen||Dr Samuel Ronfard||FBMH||School of Health Sciences||A cross-linguistic approach to children's social learning and listening|
|Dr Yawei Zhao||Dr Zachary Hyde||FHUMS||School of Environment, Education and Development||Making rent: generational inequality and the housing crisis|
|Dr Pauline Whelan||Dr Lindsay Jibb||FBMH||School of Health Sciences||Transforming health self-management: building a trans-Atlantic digital intervention co-design lab|
|Dr Byron Bitanihirwe||Prof Stephen Matthews||FHUMS||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures||Implications of antenatal corticosteroid exposure on neurocognitive outcomes in offspring|