Special Project Fund (SPF)

 

A proposal to establish an AC21 Special Project Fund (SPF) was adopted at the General Assembly held on July 30, 2008 at North Carolina State University.   The SPF was created in order to bring together members of AC21 Universities, encouraging and introducing new research opportunities, exchange and networking for academics.  Event organizers will attempt to include large numbers of researchers, post doctoral students, and graduate students.  Events may include mini-symposia, mini-workshops, schooling projects, start-up funds for long term research projects, small international forums, as well as traditional research proposals that attempt to include a wide circle of contacts and participants.

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Year Project Titles Participating Universities
2021

Narrow bandgap photocatalysts for high-efficiency renewable hydrogen production

1.The University of Adelaide (Australia)
2. North Carolina State University (U.S.A.)
3. University of Canterbury (New Zealand)

2021

Well-Being and Financial Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

1.The University of Adelaide (Australia)
2. University of Freiburg (Germany)
3. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
4. University of Strasbourg (France)

2021

Efficient syntheses of bioactive natural products and their analogues

1. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
2. University of Freiburg (Germany
3. University of Strasbourg (France)
4. Nagoya University (Japan)

Non-AC21 Members:
to invite researchers from a number of local South African universities to participate in the symposium – these will include researchers from;
University of Cape Town
University of Witwatersrand
University of the Western Cape
University of the Limpopo

2021

Towards Scalable and Resilient Cyber Infrastructure for Mission-Critical UAV-Enabled Wireless Networks

1. North Carolina State University (U.S.A.)
2. The University of Adelaide (Australia)
3. Nagoya University (Japan)

Non-AC21 Members:
National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)

2020 Natural Products for Healthy Ageing: from Molecular Targets to Therapy 1. University of Strasbourg (France)
2. The University of Adelaide(Australia)
3. Stellenbosch University(South Africa) 
2020 Workshop to Develop a Collaborative Research Network and Agenda for Antarctic Tourism

1. North Carolina State University (U.S.A.)
2. University of Canterbury(New Zealand)
3. Tongji University(China)

Non-AC21 Participants:
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
Universidad San Francisco Quito (Ecuador)

2020 Pre-clinical development of antimicrobial peptides 1. University of Minnesota (U.S.A.)
2. Université de Strasbourg(France)
3. Stellenbosch University(South Africa)
4. University of Freiburg(Germany)
2020 Joint workshop on bioagricultural technology for natural and environmental disasters

1. Nagoya University (Japan)
2. North Carolina State University(U.S.A.)
3. Kasetsart University(Thailand)

Non-AC21 Participants:
Gifu University(Japan)

2020 Governments and economic development in history: data and approaches to studying colonialism, independence, and development

1. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
2. University of Adelaide(Australia)
3. University of Minnesota(U.S.A.)
4. University of Strasbourg(France)

Non-AC21 Participants:
Chulalongkorn University

2019 Towards Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications for 5G UAV Ecosystems: Collaborative Research Planning among NC State, NU and AU

1. North Carolina State University (U.S.A.)
2. Nagoya University (Japan)
3. The University of Adelaide (Australia)

Non-AC21 Participants:

University of South Florida (USA)

2019 Advancing Paleontological Research and Specimen Conservation in Southeast Asia

1. North Carolina State University (U.S.A.)
2. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
3. Kasetsart University (Thailand)
4. Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Non-AC21 Participants:

Suranaree University of Technology (Thailand)
Western State Colorado University (U.S.A.)
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (U.S.A.)
Department of Mineral Resources (Thailand)
Sirindhorn Museum (Thailand)

2019 Multilingualism, Identity, and Education: Global Perspectives on Research, Policy, and Pedagogy

1. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
2. North Carolina State University (USA)
3. University of Strasbourg (France)

Non-AC21 Participants:

Charles University (Czech)
Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa
Makerere University (Uganda)
University of Cape Town (South Africa)
University of Edinburg (Scotland)
University of Hamburg (Germany)
University of Nairobi (Kenya)
University of Oslo (Norway)
University of Swaziland (Swaziland)
University of Tampere (Finland)
University of the Western Cape (South Africa)
University of Vienna (Austria)
University of Wollongong (Australia)

2019 Constructing the 21st-Century Silk Road: Southeast Asia in the Race for Connectivity and Geopolitical Interests

1. University of Freiburg (Germany)
2. Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
3. Nagoya University (Japan)
4. Nanjing University (China)

Non-AC21 Participants:

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP, Germany)
University of Applied Sciences Konstanz (Germany)
MERICS Berlin (Germany)
Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute (Germany)

2019

Workshop on smart civil on construction and operation

1. Northeastern University (China)
2. Tongji University (China)
3. Nanjing University (China)
4. The University of Adelaide (Australia)
5. University of Freiburg (Germany)
6. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
7. North Carolina State University (USA

Non-AC21 Participants:

Seoul National University (South Korea)
Kyushu University (Japan)

2018

Promoting the uptake of the modern sampling theory in agriculture research and extension applications

 

1. The University of Adelaide (Australia)
2. University of Canterbury
3. National University of Laos

2018

Mini Multi-style Workshop on Understanding Water-Energy-Climate Change Nexus in a Transitional World

1. Nanjing University (China)
2. Nagoya University(Japan)
3. The University of Adelaide (Australia)
4. University of Freiburg (Germany)
5. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
6. Tongji University (China)

Non-AC21 Participants:

Goettingen University (Germany)
Lancaster University (U.K.)

2018

Joint mini-symposium on “Agro-Industry Research for well-being”

1. Kasetsart University (Thailand)
2. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
3. Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
4. Nagoya University (Japan)

Other AC21 members are welcome.
(Non-AC21 institutions are welcome to join using their own expense.)

2018

Finding software errors, before they find You

1. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
2. University of Minnesota
3. North Carolina State University
4. University of Freiburg

(An open invitation to the Workshop in Stellenbosch for AC21 members and nonmembers.)

2017

Workshop on Smart Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicines

1. The University of Adelaide (Australia)
2. North Carolina State University (U.S.A.)
3. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
4. Jilin University (China)

Non-AC21 Participants:
Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Sichuan University (China)

2017

Fostering Collaboration in Future Particle Physics Detectors

1. The University of Adelaide (Australia)
2. Nagoya University (Japan)
3. University of Freiburg (Germany)
4. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
5. Nanjing University (China)

Non-AC21 Participants:
CERN (Switzerland)

2017

Preparation of a Trinational Joint Master Program in Applied Computer Science

1. University of Freiburg (Germany)
2. The University of Adelaide (Australia)
3. University of Strasbourg (France)

Non-AC21 Participants:
French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (France)

 2016

 International Workshop on Biomedical Engineering Education: Designing Practical Program and Promoting Industry Involvement

1. Nagoya University (Japan)
2. North Carolina State University (U.S.A.)
3. University of Minnesota (U.S.A.)
4. University of Strasbourg (France)

 2016

 Interdisciplinary Joint Urban Design Studio (IJUD studio): URBAN MOBILITY, SHARING ECONOMY, INNER HARBOURS

1. The University of Adelaide (Australia)
2. University of Strasbourg (France)
3. Tongji University (China)

 2016

 Intelligent Transport Systems: Development of Collaborative Research Areas as Bridge between Developed and Developing Countries to Ensure Sustainable and Innovative Deployment

1. Stellenbosch University (South Africa) 
2. North Carolina State University (U.S.A.)
3. University of Minnesota

(All AC21 Institutions will be approached to participate.)
2015

Workshop: Antimicrobial Peptides in Biomaterials

1. University of Strasbourg (France) 
2. University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
3. University of Minnesota (U.S.A.)
4. University of Freiburg (Germany)

2015

Frontiers in Plant Phenomics

1. University of Adelaide (Australia)
2. North Carolina State University (U.S.A.)
3. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
4. University of Nottingham (U.K.)

2015

Workshop on "Future Perspectives on Applications of Porphyrin and Phthalocyanine Derivatives"

1. Technische Universität Chemnitz (Germany)
2. Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
3. North Carolina State University (U.S.A.)
4. University of Strasbourg (France)

2014

International Workshop on Application of CFD Technology in Innovative Nuclear Power Plant Design and Safety Analysis

1. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
2. Nagoya University (Japan)
3. North Carolina State University (U.S.A.)
4. Xi'an Jiao Tong University (China)

2014

Pilot Project: Creating greater international PhD student mobility through short term exchange opportunities

1. University of Adelaide (Australia)
2. Nagoya University (Japan)
3. University of Freiburg (Germany)

2013

Development of sono-process for green innovation and the applications in environment (Joint research between small groups of researchers)

1. Nanjing University (China)
2. Nagoya University (Japan)
3. Tongji University (China)

2013

Building a Research Network for Climate Change and China-EU Trade

1. Nanjing University (China)
2. Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)
3. The University of Strasbourg (France)
4. University of Freiburg (Germany)

2013

Forum for Academic Discussion on Development of Distance Function Preserving Finite Element Level Set Methods

1. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
2. Jilin University (China)
3. North Carolina State University (U.S.A.)

2012

Planning for Sustainable Development in Thailand

1. Kasetsart University (Thailand)
2. Tongji University (China)
3. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

2012

The 1st "Green Miracle" Youth Leadership Forum

1. Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)
2. Nagoya University (Japan)
3. Beijing University (China)
4. Nanjing University (China)
5. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
6. Tongji University (China)

2011 Collaborative Computational Studies of Cellulose Degradation in Ionic Liquids for Biofuel Production

1. Nagoya University (Japan)
2. Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
3. Kasetsart University (Thailand)

2011 Design of Ligands for Extraction of Au(CN) 2 -and AuCI 4 -

1. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
2. Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany)
3. The University of Sydney (Australia)

2010 The Training Workshop of Three University’s Academic Discuss of Agricultural Production and Grain Safety Affected by Globalization

1. Nanjing University (China)
2. Nagoya University (Japan)
3. The University of Sydney (Australia)

2010 Research Seminar and Clinical Trials Planning on the Anti-Tumor Potential of Iron Chelators in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

1. The University of Sydney (Australia)
2. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
3. The University of Strasbourg (France)

2009 Sino-Australian Three University’s Academic Seminar on Food Safety Affected by Global Warming

1. Nanjing University (China)
2. The University of Adelaide (Australia)
3. The University of Sydney (Australia)

2009 Laser Coarse-Fine Coupling Tracking Measurements for Robot Errors

1. Tongji University (China)
2. Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
3. The University of Warwick (U.K.)