Call for WUN Research Development Fund

This year Maastricht University became a member of the Worldwide Universities Network, 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 that addresses global challenges. Deadline: 1 November 2013.

This year, Maastricht became a member of the Worldwide Universities Network, a global alliance of research intensive universities. Central to WUN’s mission is the fostering of international collaborative research. In particular, WUN is committed to the development of interdisciplinary research collaborations addressing recognisable global challenges.
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.
Topics of the 2013 are:
– Responding to Climate Change – focussing in the 2013 round on food security, particularly from the perspective of the food/energy/water nexus – achieving and maintaining food and nutrition security without compromising water and energy security.
– Public Health: non-communicable disease (NCD) – focussing in the 2013 round on health of family and migrants across the life course; the resilience of adolescents in different cultural contexts; and schools as a setting for reducing risk factors associated with NCDs.
– Global Higher Education and Research – focussing in the 2013 round on access and equity; MOOCs and emerging technologies; internationalisation of the curriculum; the global reform agenda; and international higher education and research policy.
– Understanding Cultures – focussing in the 2013 round on macroeconomic and social change; migration and adaptability; two-way understanding of China; the ageing society; and global indigenous development.

Deadline for applications is Friday 1 November 2013. More information can be found at the website.

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