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 £2 million into fostering international, interdisciplinary research collaboration.
For further information on the RDF, contact your local WUN Coordinator.
2020 Research Development Fund
The WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) 2020 round is now open. Please carefully review the RDF 2020 Guidelines for full information.
The WUN RDF provides grants of up to £10,000 for one year to foster research collaborations among academic staff (faculty) at WUN member universities. Grants are intended to help stimulate larger collaborative projects that will strengthen WUN and make the collaborating partners competitive for major awards.
Applications must be completed on our online application portalby 23 October 2020 at 5pm GMT. Note, however, that internal deadlines at member universities are normally earlier than this date. Your local WUN Coordinator can provide further details.
2019 Research Development Fund
Results of the 2019 WUN RDF were announcedon 13 December 2019. These awards, which facilitate collaborative research among WUN universities, brought our financial investment in establishing new WUN Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) to more than £170,000 over the first five months of the WUN year.
2018 Research Development Fund
Results of the 2018 WUN RDF were announced on 16 December 2018. A total of over £154,000 invested across 16 projects.
2017 Research Development Fund
Results of the 2017 WUN RDF were announcedon 15 December 2017. A total of over £130,000 was invested across 14 projects.
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||John Bell|
|The University of Auckland||International Central Networks Fund||Deborah McAllister|
|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||Loren Walker|
|The University of Rochester||Researcher Mobility Travel Grants||Ruth Levenkron|
|The University of Sheffield|
|The University of Southampton|
|The University of Sydney||Rebecca Whitcomb|
|The University of Western Australia||Research Collaboration Awards||Judy Berman|
|The University of York||WUN RDF Awards||Elisha Witcomb|