Update as at June 2020: The 2020 Penn State-Monash Collaboration Development Fund program will not be running this year. Please find below details of the 2019 round.
Monash University and Penn State are working towards a long-term and multi-faceted partnership.
The goal of this strategic partnership is to identify and facilitate collaborative research, education, and service activities that neither could achieve independently. In essence, making 1 + 1 = 3.
The Collaboration Development Fund, a seed-fund program jointly financed by both universities, was established to foster cross-institutional research.
Due to the preliminary success of the first round, Penn State and Monash University announced a second round of funding for 2019, which has now closed. The Collaboration Development Fund targeted projects in the Intersection of Health and the Environment and funded a total of eleven projects (up to $50,00 each).
More information on seed funding outcomes can be found here.