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 £1.3 million into fostering international, interdisciplinary research collaboration.
2017 Research Development Fund
The 2017 WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) Application process is now open.
The application portal containing the 2017 RDF Guidelines and gateway for submissions can be found here. Applications should only be submitted after carefully reading the Guidelines and consulting your local WUN Coordinator.
Applications are only accepted from WUN member universities. The deadline for submission of applications is 27 October 2017 at 5pm GMT. No applications submitted beyond this deadline will be considered.
Please note that most WUN member universities have earlier internal submission deadlines, and therefore it is strongly recommended that prospective applicants contact their local WUN Coordinator as soon as possible.
2016 Research Development Fund
2015 Research Development Fund
2014 Research Development Fund
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||Marija Petrovic|
|The University of Auckland||International Central Networks Fund||Ainslie Moore|
|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||Wilna Venter|
|The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Yvonne Heung|
|The University of Leeds||Fund for International Research Collaboration||Anna Lewandowska|
|The University of Massachusetts Amherst||Investigator Initiated Workshops Fund||Mary Fechner|
|The University of Rochester||Researcher Mobility Travel Grants||Ruth Levenkron|
|The University of Sheffield|
|The University of Southampton|
|The University of Sydney||Matthew Louie|
|The University of Western Australia||Research Collaboration Awards||Judy Berman|
|The University of York||WUN RDF Awards||Andrew Brown|