The UGPN Research Collaboration Fund (RCF) has been an integral part of the network since its inception. To date the annual fund of US$180,000 has supported 33 research projects, covering a range of topics including carbon economies, bio-nano interfaces, genes and behaviour, international trade, visitor impacts and mathematical modelling. 

In September 2015 the University of Wollongong joined the UGPN, expanding the network and adding to the investment made by all Partners to the Research Fund. The fifth call for RCF Funding accepted proposals involving collaborative activities across all four Partners, as well as trilateral and bilateral collaborations. In total eight projects were selected to receive funding. Please refer to the Current Projects tab for further information on projects awarded in July 2016. 

A list of previously funded RCF projects (2012-2016), including their main objectives and outcomes, can be found below:

UGPN Research Collaboration Fund 2012 -2015

UGPN Research Collaboration Fund 2015-2016