December 10, 2012, by Graham Kendall

Birmingham-Nottingham Strategic Collaboration Fund

We recently received this email from Professor Saul Tendler (Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research)). If you are interested in accessing this fund, please contact Lydia Johnson in the first instance just to make sure that your proposed project can be supported under this initiative.


Message from Professor Saul Tendler, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

– please disseminate to all staff within your respective School/Department.

Dear colleagues

 Birmingham-Nottingham Strategic Collaboration Fund

 Dear colleagues

You may be aware of a Strategic Collaboration Fund set up recently to encourage new joint projects between the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham.

This £400,000 fund – part of the on-going collaboration between our two universities – is helping us to capitalise on combined academic strengths and stimulate partnership working.

A recent call for funding bids yielded some excellent joint projects. I was greatly encouraged by the quality of the applications and the potential for creating meaningful dialogues between researchers, for the benefit of both institutions.

I am pleased to be able to report that following joint consideration with Birmingham, four projects have been approved to receive support through the Strategic Collaboration Fund. These projects are:

–          Impact of bacterial quorum sensing molecules on germination and development of land plants and algae

–          Collaborative workshop on dynamic monitoring of membrane receptors using state of the art imaging

–          Eighteenth-Century editing and the futures of reading

–          Experimental analysis and modelling of occludin trafficking during epithelial polarization and wound healing

I’d like to offer my congratulations to those who have made successful bids to the scheme, and encourage colleagues to put forward further ideas for collaboration. More details are available from

I look forward to updating you on more successful Nottingham-Birmingham collaborations in due course.



 Professor Saul Tendler


Pro-Vice-Chancellors’ Office

Trent Building

University Park

Nottingham NG7 2RD

+44(0)115 823 2481

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