Call for applications WUN Research Development Fund

Maastricht University is member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a global alliance of research intensive universities. Applications for the WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) are now open. RDF is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research addressing global challenges. The UM internal deadline for application is Wednesday 7 October.

With the WUN 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.

If you are interested in applying, please keep the research funding advisor informed before the UM internal deadline.

The RDF offers grants of up to £15,000 (average £10,000) to foster partnership in the network, including new members as a priority, and support research collaborations in the following WUN Global Challenges:

– Responding to Climate Change – focusing in the 2015 round on global research platforms; and resilience of human systems; related to food and environment security.

– Public Health (non-communicable disease) – focusing in the 2015 round on a lifecourse approach to healthy ageing; health of migrants; the resilience of adolescents and health workers in different cultural contexts; and schools as a setting for reducing risk factors associated with NCDs.

– Global Higher Education and Research – focusing in the 2015 round on access and equity in higher education: economic and social outcomes of diversity and globalisation.

– Understanding Cultures – focusing in the 2015 round on migration and population; two-way understanding of China; global digital cultures; and indigenous peoples and societies.

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