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.

Current calls

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Further information

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


Manchester lead
Melbourne lead
Toronto lead 
Faculty (UoM)  
School (UoM)  
Title of the research project  
Dr Claudia E Henninger A/Prof Suzie Reichman  Professor Heather MacLean  FSE School of Natural Sciences Molly Fish-ing Microfibre-pollution, legacy and future investigations through engaging stakeholders
Dr Wei Zheng    Dr Jue Wang  HUMS School of Environment, Education and Development Characterising spatial inequality of obesity and the underlying obesogenic environment
Prof Jens Chluba A/Prof Christian Reichardt  Prof Adam Hincks  FSE School of Natural Sciences Cosmic gas in the Universe’s largest structures
Professor Sophia Ananiadou Prof Eduard Hovy    FSE School of Engineering Misinformation in health in the era of ChatGPT
Dr Zhonghua Zheng    Prof Arthur Chan  FSE School of Natural Sciences Deciphering airborne nanoplastic patterns: lab analytics merged with machine learning
Prof Dawn Dowding Dr Sophie Jones  Dr Jennifer Stinson  FBMH School of Health Sciences Standards for reporting and auditing children’s pain in EHRs
Dr Alissa Ferry    Dr Monika Molnar  FBMH School of Health Sciences Neural measures of speech segmentation in diverse populations
Prof Graeme Black A/Prof Lauren Ayton  Prof Elise Heon  FBMH  

School of Medical Sciences

Improving care for children with inherited retinal diseases
Prof Stephen Hutchings Dr Dara Conduit  Dr Kenzie Burchell  HUMS School of Arts, Languages and Cultures Beyond disinformation: Assessing digital communications strategies of hybrid neo-authoritarian empires
Prof James Thompson    Prof Kathleen Gallagher  HUMS School of Arts, Languages and Cultures THRIVE: Fostering urban social and creative thriving through the Arts
Dr Jose Ricardo Aguilar Cosme Dr Rachael Moses    FSE  

School of Engineering

Exploring capacitive electrostimulation for improving dental implant osseointegration
Dr Lujia Chen Prof Jason Monty    FSE School of Engineering Improving reliability of dynamic cable for floating offshore applications


Manchester lead
Melbourne lead
Toronto lead 
Faculty (UoM) 
School (UoM) 
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