The research areas of this scholarship are: The grants support research collaborations in the following WUN Global Challenges: Responding to Climate Change, Public Health: non-communicable disease (NCD), Global Higher Education and Research and Understanding Cultures.
Who can apply to this scholarship? The RDF is open only to academic staff (faculty members) at WUN member universities. Applications must first be approved for submission through an internal review process at the principal investigator’s university and submitted to WUN through the local WUN Coordinator.
· Programs must engage at least three WUN member universities and should span at least two countries. The collaboration can include non
· WUN universities and external partners but must have an active core of WUN member universities. In the spirit of the network, activities organised through the programs should be open to all WUN members, it is a priority for WUN to engage newer members in the RDF.
· Applications must demonstrate matching cash and in
· kind support by the partner institutions to equal or greater value of the amount requested.
Benefits of the scholarship: The RDF offers grants of up £15,000(average £10,000) from an overall fund in 2013 of over £145,000 to foster partnership in the network, including new members, and support research collaborations. RDF funds may cover the costs of exploratory research initiatives, targeted workshops, faculty exchanges and the formation of collaborative networks, among other activities.
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Duration: Awarded funding should be expended within 12 months. Any unspent funds at the conclusion of the 12-month award period may be recalled by WUN.
Number of scholarships: Not Known