Resources

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.

The RDF is open only to researchers at WUN member institutions. For further information on the RDF, contact the WUN General Manager, Nicholas Haskins or your local WUN Coordinator.

For further information on the WUN RDF, please consult the Guidelines and Application Form from the 2013 round.

2013 WUN RDF Guidelines

2013 WUN RDF Application Form

These documents are subject to change in future rounds.

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. 

List of 2013 WUN RDF Grants

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. 

List of 2012 WUN RDF Grants 

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. 

List of 2011 WUN RDF Grants

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. 

List of 2010 WUN RDF Grants

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. 

List of 2009 WUN RDF Grants

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.

University Funding Scheme Contact
University of Alberta WUN Research Mobility Fund Tamara Day
University of Auckland International Central Networks Fund Usha Bhatia
University of Bergen Strategic Program for International Research & Education (SPIRE) Bjorn Erik Andersen
University of Bristol WUN Symposium Awards Susie Jim
University of Bristol IAS/WUNResearch Workshop Scheme Susie Jim
University of Cape Town WUN Research Mobility Program Lara Dunwell
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence
PhD Student Exchange Programme

Short-term Faculty Exchange Programme

Yvonne Heung
University of Leeds Fund for International Research Collaboration Louise Heery
University of Rochester Researcher Mobility Travel Grants Todd St. Vrain
University of Southampton

Research Mobility Programme

Global Partnerships Award

Elisa Lawson
University of Sydney International Program Development Fund (IPDF) Amanda Sayan
University of Western Australia Research Collaboration Awards Judy Berman
University of Wisconsin-Madison WUN Seed Funding Project Development Grants David Joiner
University of York WUN RDF Awards WUN Coordinator