WUN Research Development Fund 2021

Mobilising for a Sustainable Future

The Worldwide Universities Network Research Development Fund (WUN RDF) offers grants of up to £10,000, for one year, to augment institutional funds in fostering research collaborations among academic staff at partner universities

This year's theme is Mobilising for a Sustainable Future. Please follow the WUN RDF 2021 guidelines.

Proposals must align with one or more of seven relevant United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs):

Grants from the RDF are intended to help launch larger projects that will strengthen research partnerships across the network and enhance WUN's research profile. For more on how the funds can be spent, see the guidance here.

Requirements for Bristol PIs and Co-Is

Research proposals involving Bristol academics as PIs or Co-Is must:

Timeline for online applications

The deadline for online submission of finalised applications to WUN Central is 9pm GMT, Friday 22 October 2021. Key dates for Bristol:
  1. August: Bristol open call for Expressions of Interest. PIs to complete the Draft WUN RDF Application Form 2021 (Office document, 67kB)
  2. Fri 17 Sep: Deadline for submission of draft proposals to the WUN International Research Partnerships Officer, Dr Robert Crowe (robert.crowe@bristol.ac.uk
  3. Fri 24 Sep: Announcement of 2 RDF projects invited for full proposal and call for Co-Is
  4. Fri 8 Oct: Deadline for nominations of Co-Is (short biography to include motivations for joining the project)
  5. Fri 22 Oct (9pm GMT): WUN Central deadline for online submission of applications

Staff who are interested in submitting an application should discuss with the Bristol WUN Development Manager/Perivoli Africa Research Centre Manager, Dr Susan Jim (susan.jim@bris.ac.uk) t: (+44) 07989 227536.