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Yale UCL Collaboration Development Fund – Award Winners

Kerry Milton1 July 2015

UCL launched the Yale UCL Collaboration Development Fund in April 2015 in order to foster research and teaching collaboration between UCL and Yale as part of the development of the Yale UCL Collaborative.

UCL received a large number of applications to the Fund from across all Faculties, with a very high standard noted by the UCL Selection Panel, making the decision making process very difficult.

Five awards have been made as follows:

UCL Recipient
UCL Department
Collaborative Project Overview
Professor Kwang-Leong Choy Institute for Materials Science To establish a close collaboration with the Yale Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science through joint seminars, ‘pathways and roadmapping’ for collaboration, creation of a Network in materials science and joint funding bids.
Dr Amanda Greene Department of Philosophy To establish a multi-year multi-disciplinary research collaboration with the Yale Dept of Philosophy, Dept of Political Science and Law on the topic of ‘Political Reasoning and the Discourse of Rights.’
Dr Marc Lipman Division of Medicine To build on existing links with Yale through a two-day collaborative academic workshop in areas related to Tuberculosis (TB) with a wide range of outcomes and impact predicted.
Dr Norman Williams Division of Surgery and Interventional Science To establish strong academic links with Yale General Medicine in the area of data sharing and clinical trials.
Dr Parama Chaudhury, Dr Cloda Jenkins and Dr Christian Spielmann Department of Economics To establish a collaboration with the Yale Dept of Economics around teaching materials and methods, in order to encourage teaching excellence in both departments.

UCL recipients will work with their Yale collaborator over the 2015-16 academic to progress their project, with each funding recipient planning to build their links into longer term collaboration.

Dame Nicola Brewer, Vice-Provost (International) and Chair of the Yale UCL Collaborative – UCL Steering Committee said of the Fund, “The Yale UCL Collaborative is an important partnership for UCL, which began initially as a collaboration in biomedicine in 2009. Over the past year UCL and Yale have initiated a broadening of the Collaborative which now seeks to extend collaboration into Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Sciences and Laws amongst other areas. The high number and exceptional standards of applications for funding which were received from each Faculty across UCL is very encouraging for the Collaborative and underpins the broadening nature of and academic interest in the partnership.”