Manchester-Toronto Research Fund

The University of Manchester and the University of Toronto are contributing matching funds to support collaborative research initiatives in areas of mutual strength and shared interest.

The overall aim of the fund is to provide initial support for the development of high quality research projects in areas of mutual strength and shared interest.

Funding is available for staff at both institutions to undertake short-term visits to initiate, deepen and extend collaborative research links with a view to enabling principal investigators to make joint proposals to external funding sources for the next phase of their research.

There are currently no open calls. 

Contact us

For more information contact:

University of Manchester
Joanne Jacobs, International Relations
Email: joanne.jacobs@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 1716

University of Toronto:
Julia Kulik, Research Officer, International
Email: julia.kulik@utoronto.ca
Tel: +1 416 978 3925

Previous grants awarded

2020

UoM leadToronto leadFaculty (UoM)School (UoM)Title of research project
Dr Anne Hyland Prof Steven Vande Moortele Faculty of Humanities School of Arts, Languages and Cultures Towards a micro-theory of romantic form in viennese music, 1815–28
Prof Simon Hubbard Prof Walid Houry Faculty of Biology, Health and Medicine School of Biological Sciences Investigating the role of molecular chaperones in viral replication
Dr Paul Armstrong Dr Carol Campbell Faculty of Humanities School of Environment, Education, Development Schooling in the COVID-19 era: Experiences from Manchester and Toronto
Prof Matthew Paterson Prof Matthew Hoffmann Faculty of Humanities School of Social Sciences Climate change governance and decarbonisation pathways
Dr Emma Gowen Prof Timothy Welsh Faculty of Biology, Health and Medicine School of Biological Sciences Interconnected action execution-imagination-perception in adults with and without autism
Prof Richard Edmondson Dr Marcus Butler Faculty of Biology, Health and Medicine School of Medical Sciences Building collaborations in Adoptive Cell Therapy (ACT)
Dr Marco Domingos Dr Naomi Matsuura Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering Bioengineered Intervertebral Disc (IVD) tissue implants: A multimodal approach
Prof Joseph Lampel Prof Joel Baum Faculty of Humanities Alliance Manchester Business School Coevolutionary dynamics of metrics regimes and organisational and institutional fields
Prof Grace Burke Prof Jane Howe Faculty of Science and Engineering Department of Materials In situ characterisation of helium nanocavities in alloy during heating
Prof Martin Humphries Dr Sergey Plotnikov Faculty of Biology, Health and Medicine School of Biological Sciences Challenging the dogma: Regulation of cell migration by calcium signaling
Dr Meera Mehta Prof Douglas Stephan Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Chemistry Ionic pair activation of small molecules using zintl clusters
Dr Kostas Arvanitis Dr Cara Krmpotich Faculty of Humanities School of Arts, Languages and Cultures Equity, empathy, and ethics in digital heritage practice and research

2018/2019

UoM leadToronto leadFaculty (UoM)School (UoM)Title of research project
Dr Ian Mell Prof Tenley Conway Faculty of Humanities School of Environment, Education and Development Co-producing sustainable cities through Green Infrastructure best practice between UoM/UofT
Dr Jessica Boland Prof Alexander Shik Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Engineering Solotronics using nanowire and quantum dot arrays
Prof Kevin Ward Prof Theresa Enright Faculty of Humanities School of Environment, Education, Development Governing urban infrastructures
Dr Maria Sobolewska Dr Michael Donnelly Faculty of Humanities School of Social Sciences Public sentiment toward immigration in British and Canadian policy environments
Prof David Leys Prof Elizabeth Edwards Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Functionalization of aromatic compounds at ambient conditions through CO2 fixation
Prof Richard Curry Prof Nazir Kherani Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Engineering Magnetically-Doped Nitride Nanocrystals for Quantum Technologies
Prof Sarah Cartmell Professor Milicia Radisic Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Graduate student training and collaborative project in biomaterials / bioelectronics
Dr Alex Casson Prof Hani Naguib Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Engineering Development of Conductive Polymers for Smart Skin Applications
Prof David Denning Prof Leah Cowen Faculty of Biology, Health and Medicine School of Biological Sciences Fungal Diseases - strength, depth and synergy
Prof Stephen Hutchings Dr Kenzie Burchell Faculty of Humanities School of Arts, Languages and Culture Conflict, Language and Diplomacy in a Hyper-networked World