25 September 2009
The WUN Research Development Fund offers grants of up £15,000 (average £10,000) from an overall fund in 2009 of up to £200,000 to support research collaborations in the following WUN Global Challenges:
Grants are also offered to support research collaborations addressing the following emerging Global Challenges:
Programmes may include 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.
The WUN Research Development Fund will not cover salaries or salary supplementation; equipment depreciation; scholarships; course fees and bench fees. The fund is designed to catalyse and augment the investment by WUN member universities in international research initiatives. Consequently an award from WUN should be matched by cash funding of equal or greater value, using the sum total investment of the program partners.
Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
Application forms must first be submitted to the WUN Development Manger in Bristol no later than Friday 13 November 2009. Applications that are incomplete or received after the closing date will not be considered.
Please contact the WUN Development Manager in Bristol if you are interested in submitting an application.