Call for WUN Research Development Fund

Applications for the WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) are now open. The annual WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) is a competitive fund aimed at stimulating researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges. The deadline for application is Friday 28 October. NB: UM applications will have to go through an internal selection round. Please contact Merle Achten for more information.

Maastricht University is member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a global alliance of research intensive universities. 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 £12,000 (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 (see WUN website for full description of the WUN Global Challenges):

* Responding to Climate Change – focusing in the 2016 round on global research platforms; and resilience of human systems; related to food and environment security.
* Public Health (non-communicable disease) – focusing in the 2016 round on life course approach to healthy ageing; health of migrants across the life course; 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 2016 round on access; mobility; and investment in higher education.
* Understanding Cultures – focusing in the 2016 round on migration and population; two-way understanding of China; transdisciplinary approaches to indigenous research; global digital cultures; and heritage.

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