We are closely monitoring the global Covid-19 pandemic. Due to uncertainty around travel restrictions between the UK and Ghana and associated risks, we have taken the decision to suspend the Sussex-Ghana Strategic Fund for 2021/22. We hope to offer it again in 2022/23, any inconvenience caused by this decision is deeply regretted.
The Sussex-Ghana Strategic Fund is designed to cultivate research and teaching collaboration between staff at the University of Sussex and the University of Ghana, addressing global challenges and building capacity at both Universities.
This scheme aims to build on the long-standing and productive alliance between the University of Sussex and the University of Ghana, enhancing international staff mobility opportunities by ensuring there are exciting and sustainable ways for colleagues to connect with partners throughout their academic and professional work.
Global Engagement at the University of Sussex funds the scheme on a rolling basis with support from the University of Ghana, enable us to build on the longstanding and productive alliance between the universities.
The scheme applies to members of both Faculty and Professional Services. Faculty members can become involved in the scheme for the purposes of research collaboration, teaching and student mobility. Members of Professional Services can participate through the scheme for the purposes of job shadowing, research of good practice, or as support for wider collaborations. Activities could include:
Visits to engage with research groups and establish new contacts for possible collaboration
Preparation of collaborative bids to attract research funding