Research Development Fund
WUN re-invests a significant proportion of its membership subscriptions to foster international collaborative research. The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges.
To date, the RDF has invested over £858,000 into fostering international, interdisciplinary research collaboration.
2014 Reseach Development Fund
WUN is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Research Development Fund. Now in its sixth year, the RDF offers grants to researchers at WUN universities to foster research collaboration across the network. Seed grants of up to a maximum of £15,000 (average award £10,000) are offered to support research projects in the four WUN Global Challenges. View a media release on the 2014 WUN RDF launch from WUN Executive Director, Professor John Hearn.
If you wish to apply, please download the WUN RDF Application Form and WUN RDF Guidelines document. Applications along with all accompanying documents must be submitted by the WUN institutional Coordinator via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm GMT on Friday 31 October 2014.
2013 Research Development Fund
The results of the 2013 round of the RDF were announced on 2 December 2013. A total of £166,786 was invested across 16 projects.
2012 Research Development Fund
The results of the 2012 round of the RDF were announced on 18 December 2012. A total of £239,000 was invested across 25 projects.
2011 Research Development Fund
The results of the 2011 round of the RDF were announced on 12 December 2011. A total of £198,534 was invested across 17 projects.
2010 Research Development Fund
The results of the 2010 round of the RDF were announced on 18 January 2011. A total of £216,659 was invested across 17 projects.
2009 Research Development Fund
The results of the 2009 round of the RDF were announced on 16 February 2010. A total of £204,416 was invested across 21 projects.
Local WUN funding schemes
Most WUN member universities offer seed funding to support the development of WUN research programs. These programs are open only to researchers at the home university and are made available at different times throughout the year. Contact your local WUN Coordinator for further information.
|The University of Alberta||WUN Research Mobility Fund||Tamara Day|
|The University of Auckland||International Central Networks Fund||Usha Bhatia|
|The University of Bergen||Strategic Program for International Research & Education (SPIRE)||Bjorn Erik Andersen|
|The University of Bristol||Susie Jim|
|The University of Cape Town||WUN Research Mobility Program||Lara Dunwell|
|The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Yvonne Heung|
|The University of Leeds||Fund for International Research Collaboration||Louise Heery|
|The University of Rochester||Researcher Mobility Travel Grants||Scott Steele|
|The University of Southampton||Elisa Lawson|
|The University of Sydney||International Program Development Fund (IPDF)||Amanda Sayan|
|The University of Western Australia||Research Collaboration Awards||Judy Berman|
|The University of York||WUN RDF Awards||Anna Wishart|