Monash University – Penn State University Collaboration

2023/2024 Collaboration Program

The 2023/2024 Collaboration Program will provide seed funds to joint faculty teams focused on Global Challenges or matters of bilateral importance to Australia and the United States for a duration of 18 months.  Example areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Strengthening democratic governance
  • The intersection of health and the environment
  • Critical minerals
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Climate action

For additional reference, please see: Monash Challenges of the Age:

Penn State Thematic Priorities:

Monash and Penn State University are building on the strong institutional partnership that has linked the universities since 2016. Up to three (3) awards are expected to be made.  A maximum of AU$15,000 from Monash and US$10,000 from Penn State (amounting to a total of the equivalent of AU$30,000 or US$20,000 per project) may be requested.  Lower amounts may be requested for projects requiring less funding.

Successful proposals will be those that (i) demonstrate potential to be sustainable through external funding sources and (ii) will involve a clear collaborative effort between faculty members on both Monash and Penn State sides.

Please refer to the Request for Proposals and Application Form for further information.

You are also welcome to direct any queries to Craig Wallace, Global Engagement, at or +61 3 9905 1934

The proposal submission deadline is April 10, 2023.