Aug 15 2018 | Posted by wun

Launch of the WUN Research Development Fund 2018

WUN is proud to announce that the Research Development Fund (RDF) 2018 Round is now open.  In its tenth year, the RDF provides researchers in WUN universities with grants of up to £10,000 to foster research collaborations across the network. Grants are offered to support projects within the scope of the four WUN Global Challenges. For full information see the 2018 RDF Guidelines.

“RDF support is intended to help investigators develop collaborative projects that exploit distinctive talents and resources within the network”, said Professor Peter Lennie, Executive Director of WUN. “The partnership enables us to assemble an unrivalled constellation of strengths that, through the RDF, can be powerfully brought to bear on problems of real consequence.”

In the 2017 Round WUN awarded over £130,000 to support 14 projects that began early this year, taking their place alongside 88 research groups active across the Network.

The RDF is open only to faculty at WUN member institutions and proposals must be endorsed by the local WUN Academic Advisory Group member.

Applications close on Friday 26 October 2018.  Please note, however, that each university has its own internal deadlines.  If you are considering submitting a proposal you should first contact your local WUN Coordinator.

For more information visit the Research Development Fund page.