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 £2.2 million into fostering international, interdisciplinary research collaboration.
For further information on the RDF, contact your local WUN Coordinator.
2021 Research Development Fund
The WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) is now open. You can find the official launch announcement here. Please review the RDF 2021 Guidelines carefully. Submissions must be made via the online RDF application portal no later than Friday, 22 October 2021 at 21.00 UK time. All applications must be endorsed by the member university. Contact your local WUN Coordinator for more details.
2020 Research Development Fund
Results of the 2020 WUN RDF were announced on 11 December 2020. These awards mark a direct investment in international collaborative research among WUN member universities of approximately £180,000.
2019 Research Development Fund
Results of the 2019 WUN RDF were announced on 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 announced on 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||University of Bristol Funding Opportunities||Susie Jim|
|The University of Cape Town||WUN Research Mobility Program||Wilna Venter|
|The Chinese University of Hong Kong||Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence||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||Research Mobility Programme||Danielle Bertrand|
|The University of Southampton||Research Mobility Programme||Maria Norton|
|The University of York||WUN RDF Awards||Elisha Witcomb|