Research Grant

The MLFP Steering Committee are now accepting proposals for MLFP Research Grants for the 2024 round. These grants are for the development of research collaboration between the three South Australian Universities (Adelaide, Flinders, and South Australia) and three Universities in Japan: Nagoya, Tsukuba and Waseda.

Funds will support international activities, including virtual activities, leading to high quality research collaborations in the scope of the Mawson Lakes Fellowship Program.

The objective of the MLFP is to provide financial support for the purposes of conducting research in urban planning, urban design, environmental management and related disciplines jointly between Australia and Japan. Examples of research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart cities in Australia and Japan
  • Urban infrastructure
  • Land use planning
  • The urban development process
  • Urban environments
  • Urban quality of life
  • Remote sensing for cities

These awards are designed to provide pump-priming and early contact partner outreach with the expectation that they will lead on to more substantive engagement resulting in high quality outputs, such as international research training for graduate students or early career faculty, publication of joint papers from collaborative research, or follow-on applications for joint research funding.

Proposals for virtual collaborations, such as joint virtual workshops or conferences, will also be considered.

Funding: Up to A$20,000 per project. A maximum of 2 grants per SA University is available.

Jointly drafted proposals should be submitted by the lead faculty/Principal Investigator from either the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia or Flinders University.

The deadline for submitting applications is 31 August 2023. A pdf version of the application should be submitted to

Applications must be submitted by the South Australian principal investigator.

Goals of this award are to facilitate:

  • high quality and long-term research collaboration between faculty / researchers in areas of strategic importance to both Japan and Australia;
  • the subsequent submission of collaborative research funding bids; and
  • the publication of high-quality joint research papers.

Further information

Including eligibility, funding, duration, expenditure and other guidelines can be downloaded below.

MLFP Research Grant Application Form 2024

MLFP Research Grant Guidelines 2024

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