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In 2010, the University of Michigan (U-M) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) joined forces on a program that provides seed funding for collaborative research to develop new technologies. Initially, the program focused on research involving reduction in global carbon emissions and climate impact, as well as development of biomedical technologies to promote human health. Later, the program expanded to include nanotechnologies in all areas.
Projects involve co-investigators from SJTU and U-M. The universities each have committed to spending up to $3 million on their part of the collaborative research over the initial five-year period. Review panels identify projects that have commercial potential and are likely to attract follow-on research funding from the U.S. and Chinese governments, as well as from industry.
The research partnerships between U-M and SJTU are part of a broader relationship between the two schools. In 2005, U-M and SJTU formed a joint institute to manage and direct degree-granting programs offered by both universities to students of both nations.
Call for 2015 proposals
In its sixth year, this program offers opportunities in renewable energy science and technology, biomedical technologies, nanotechnology and data science. No PAF needed. The deadline for applications is April 20, 2015.
- Call for proposals
- Application form
- Find collaborators: Send a 1-paragraph abstract, along with contact information to Lisa Turek at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post projects looking for collaborators.
- Project descriptions 2014
- Project descriptions 2013
- Project descriptions 2012
- Project descriptions 2011