UM-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Collaboration

The University of Michigan (U-M) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have embarked on a program that provides seed funding for collaborative research that will develop new technologies that reduce global carbon emissions and climate impact and develop biomedical technologies to promote human health.Projects involve coinvestigators from SJTU and U-M. The universities have each committed to spending up to $3 million on their part of the collaborative research over the five-year period of the agreement. Officials identify projects that have commercial potential and that are likely to attract follow-on research funding from the U.S. and Chinese governments, as well as from industry.These research partnerships between U-M and SJTU are part of a broader relationship between the two schools. In 2001, U-M became the first non-Chinese academic institution approved to offer graduate engineering degrees in China, at SJTU. 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 Proposals for 2015

This will be the sixth year of this program that offers opportunities in renewable energy science and technology, biomedical technologies, and Nanotechnology and Data Science. No PAF needed. The deadline for applications is April 20, 2015.

Funded Projects


UM- Shanghai Jiao Tong Joint Symposium 2013

Other Programs

University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong Joint Institute  [College of Engineering]

UM SJTU Symposium 2013Net Zero energy efficient buildings