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Research Development Fund 2017 Round is open

9 August 2017

The Worldwide Universities Network is pleased to announce that the Research Development Fund 2017 Round is open.

Now in its ninth year, the RDF offers grants to researchers in WUN universities to foster research collaboration across the network. Seed grants of up to a maximum of £10,000 are offered to support research projects in the four WUN Global Challenges in accordance with the 2017 RDF Guidelines.

“The WUN RDF facilitates innovative research and strengthens partnerships within the Network”, said John Hearn, Executive Director of WUN. “Catalytic funding ignites innovative approaches to the world’s greatest challenges to be developed by leading minds across the globe. Since 2009 the RDF has contributed to WUN’s mission of fostering high-quality, relevant and sustainable research.”

Last year (2016 Round), WUN dispensed £111,473 to successful proposals. A total of 12 projects were awarded funding for projects that began early this year, joining the 90 existing collaborative research programs engaging over 2,300 researchers and students in the Network.  Applications overall last year were of such quality that an impressive 40% of proposals were funded.

The University of Bristol's internal deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday 22nd September


Further information

Staff who are interested in submitting an application this year should discuss with the Bristol IAS/WUN Development Manager, Dr Susan Jim ( t: +44 (0)117 928 9172 (ext: 89172). 

Please view the University of Bristol's WUN page for more information about the fund.