WUN RDF 2018 Results: Distinctive Constellations of Talent

WUN is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 round of the Research Development Fund, marking a direct investment of over £150,000 in collaborative research among WUN member universities. 

Sixteen projects have been awarded funds to begin in early 2019, joining the 88 existing collaborative research programs engaging over 2,300 researchers and students across the Network.

Since 2009 the WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) has directly invested almost £2 million to establish research projects on problems of global significance, and on which member universities, working together, can make distinctive progress.

Research projects awarded funds in the 2018 round include: 

  • Culturally-based psychosocial intervention for depressed elders in rural China primary care
  • Climate Resilient African Landscapes
  • Smallholder Dairy Cooperatives in Addressing Sustainable Development Goals in ODA
  • Memorials to people who have died and to those missing during migration: a global project
  • Intercultural Communication in Interaction: multimodal approaches
  • Sustainability and Electricity Access in Developing Countries
  • Researching Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success: Towards a Global Campus Climate
  • Environmental and social consequences of decommissioning offshore infrastructure
  • Costs of family caregiving in palliative care: setting the global research agenda
  • A global platform to harmonize and share thigh-worn accelerometer data: Towards the next generation of sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and sleep guidelines
  • A Cross-National Study of Urban Solid Waste Management: Learnings and Way Forward
  • African Child and Youth Wellbeing in the Context of Migration and Displacement
  • Modelling Microplastic Waste Transport in Rivers and the Coastal Oceans
  • Women’ Mobility: Negotiating Work and Family Spheres in Asia
  • Analyzing the Role of Urban Forms in Making Sustainable, Healthy Cities
  • Migrants’ Decision-Making in the Context of Shifting Migration Regimes: Highly Skilled Healthcare Professionals

Peter Lennie, Executive Director of WUN, said “The number, quality and disciplinary range of projects submitted is a powerful testament to the vigour of the network. It presented the reviewers with an interesting challenge and persuaded us that we had to find additional support for projects. I’m delighted that we have been able to support so many applications.”

Further information on WUN research programs can be found here.