SAPHIRE fund grants to Scottish researchers to enable collaboration with international partners

  • Clean Energy and Environment (inc. animal welfare)
  • Digital, Physics and Space, Advanced Manufacturing
  • Health
  • Sustainable Cities and Urbanisation


International Development Minister Neil Gray said: "Congratulations to the successful recipients of the latest round of Scotland Asia Partnerships Higher Education Research (SAPHIRE) funding. The SAPHIRE scheme is funded by the Scottish Government to enhance educational collaboration between some of Scotland and Asia’s most prestigious universities and projects like these will support our goals in the transition to net zero and building a healthier, wealthier, fairer Scotland."

Professor Charles W J Withers FBA FRSE, Research Awards Convener, Royal Society of Edinburgh commented: "This is the largest cohort of researchers that has been supported through the SAPHIRE Fund: a scheme which encourages international collaboration to address crucial environmental issues. On behalf of the RSE, I offer my congratulations to these leading researchers and their international colleagues and look forward to following the outcomes of their exciting work."

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