WUN Research Mobility Programme

The WUN Research Mobility Programme (RMP) is an opportunity for Maastricht University PhD students or research staff in any academic discipline – in existing WUN research areas and new areas with the potential to develop a sustainable WUN collaboration – to apply for funding to visit any Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) partner university.

The award aims to help facilitate research collaboration of early and mid-term career researchers leading to increased publishing, grant acquisition and training opportunities for all UM researchers.

The RMP provides a great opportunity to:

  • Advance your research by accessing research groups with expertise, rare facilities and data sets;
  • Widen the scope of research by establishing new and deepening existing links with your global peers;
  • Gain experience of new cultures by emerging yourself with new research environments;
  • Further your career development by strengthening your international profile.

The deadline to submit the proposal is 4 February 2018 at noon, the application needs to be complete with all relevant documentation attached. The application form should be sent electronically by email to Aisling Tiernan and handed in hardcopy to Aisling Tiernan (MUO Academic Affairs, MBB 4-6).

Eligibility and Assessment criteria:

  • Be a UM PhD student or academic staff member
  • The research mobility should last a minimum of 4 weeks
  • Provide a support letter from a dean or scientific director on the importance of the project in relation to the existing research priorities of the university, faculty and department/school.
  • Provide a support letter from the host supervisor which confirms the approval of the host university to welcome the researcher should be attached to the application. (The relevant contact person for WUN in each partner university can be found here.)
  • Fill in the WUN RMP application form
  • Should the applicant be awarded the grant he/she has to make use of it within 12 months from the date of receiving the award
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