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International Partnership Development Fund (IPDF)

The University established an International Partnership Development Fund (IPDF) in 2013 to drive strategic international collaboration.

The IPDF was intended to support the development of sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships that raise the University's profile internationally, and provides funding for a range of initiatives, including student mobility programmes, new teaching programme development and exploratory research initiatives.

Sussex-Ghana Strategic Fund

Run by International Partnerships at Sussex, and the University of Ghana, this fund is designed to cultivate or expand research and teaching collaborations to address global challenges, and to contribute to capacity building at both universities. The fund aims to build on the successes of existing collaborations with the University of Ghana.

Staff from both Sussex and the University of Ghana can apply to this fund which is now open to applications on a rolling basis. Further details about the scheme are available in the Sussex-Ghana Strategic Fund specification and the Sussex-Ghana Strategic Fund Application. Please note that this is for information only as both documents may change in any future rounds.

For more information or to discuss an application, please contact the International Office lead for the University of Ghana, Peter Boddy.

Sussex-Renmin Joint Seed Fund

Run by International Partnerships and Renmin University of China, this strategic joint seed fund will contribute to capacity building at both institutions and support joint collaborative research with global impact. The fund aims to deepen exitsing collaborations and encourage larger external funding sources. 

The fund is open to staff from Sussex and Renmin University of China. In 2017, two awards were made. Further details of the second round of the scheme can be found in the Sussex-Renmin Strategic Fund specification and the Sussex-Renmin Strategic Fund Application.

The second round of this fund is now open and closes on 30th April 2019. For more information or to discuss an application, please contact Peter Boddy, International Partnerships Manager, or Hilmi Jaidin, International Partnerships Administrator.

Global Excellence Summer Programme

Run by International Partnerships in collaboration with Sussex Abroad, the Global Excellence Summer Programme provides outstanding opportunities for Sussex undergraduates to study abroad during the summer period, with the aim of strengthening ties with prominent institutional partners, while increasing student mobility, promoting - and widening access to - study abroad and providing exceptional language and cultural experiences. In 2016, the programme placed over 100 Sussex students at leading institutional partners for undergraduate research and taught language, cultural and academic programmes. Host universities have included Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Humbodt University, Nanyang Technological University and Utrecht University.

For more information, contact Peter Boddy, International Partnerships Manager, or Lucy Cahalin, Executive Officer.

Junior Research Associate (JRA) International

Run by International Partnerships and the Doctoral School at Sussex, the JRA International scheme is a pioneering project that aims to develop future research leaders by encouraging talented and ambitious undergraduates at partner universities to consider a career in research. The scheme supports academically gifted undergraduates at close institutional partners to undertake supervised research during the summer, with a view to establishing peer-to-peer relationships between Sussex faculty and promising undergraduates at partner universities, as well as broadening the faculty connections at those institutions. Where partners operate a similar scheme, the University will seek to operate the JRA International as a reciprocal vehicle for student exchange.

For more information, contact Julie Carr in the Doctoral School.