The WUN Central Research Development Fund (RDF) offers grants of up £12,000 to support research collaborations in the following WUN Global Challenges:
Download descriptions of these WUN Global Challenges 2016 (PDF, 369kB).
RDF funds may support exploratory research initiatives, targeted workshops, faculty exchanges and the formation of collaborative networks, among other activities. Applications that incorporate a research mobility component for early career researchers and postgraduate students are encouraged.
Please note: during this year's round of awards, research proposals must also be aligned with the priorities of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and therefore involve WUN partners in ODA countries (i.e. University of Ghana, University of Cape Town, Renmin University of China, Zhejiang University) as key collaborators.
The GCRF Priority Areas are:
For partnering and leading proposals which fall outside of GCRF priorities, matched funding must be sought from the applicant's home School or Department - please approach your Head of Department/School in the first instance.
WUN Central has a deadline for submission of finalised applications on Friday 28 October 2016. The timeline below shows the key dates for staff who are planning to submit an application to the scheme this year:
Staff who are interested in submitting an application this year should discuss with the Bristol IAS/WUN Development Manager, Dr Susan Jim (email@example.com) t: +44 (0)117 928 9172 (ext: 89172). Staff should then complete the draft application form for Expressions of Interest and submit to Dr Susan Jim by Friday 14 October 2016.
Link to UoB GCRF pages (University of bristol staff sign-in required)