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Research Development Fund

WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) 2022 round is now open

Deadline for internal applications: Monday, 26 September 2022

  • Principal theme: Sustainable development.
  • Focus area: Tackling some of the major emergent challenges in research areas where comparative analysis is important.
  • Proposals should address problems in one or more of the following SDGs:

 

Background

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a leading global higher education network of 24 leading comprehensive research universities to advance research and collaboration. It brings together all the member universities that sit in widely diverse geographical and cultural contexts, forming a partnership with the most talented researchers and educators globally to work with a range of focused issues.  

Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund offered by the WUN, with grants up to £10,000 for international researchers across the network to collaborate.

 

How to be eligible?

To be eligible, a research collaboration must include additional two WUN members (except NCKU) from at least two regions in total. Non-WUN universities and external partners are also welcome. However, please note that WUN member university must be the active core of the proposed project. The applications will be assessed and ranked with a range of criteria including objectives, teamwork, WUN advantage, breadth of impact and project sustainability.

 

Timeline

Each WUN member can submit a maximum of 2 applications (our faculty as principal investigators) per year.

Applications must first be assessed and approved through an internal review (in early October). Results will be announced by WUN at the end of December. For successful applicants, award funds in GBP will be deposited in February the following year and should be expended within 12 months. Any funds unspent at the conclusion of the 12-month award period may be recalled by WUN.

Download descriptions/guidelines WUN Research Development Fund 2022 (PDF).

 

How to Apply

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please complete the following documents and return to Ms. Annie Chen (z11003044@ncku.edu.tw):

  • Download Application form
  • Download Program budget
  • CV of the principal investigator (1 page max) with URL links to partner investigators
  • Letter of support (Application for PI must submit the letter of support for the team members)

 

Internal application will remain open until Monday, 26 September 2022. All the applications will then be reviewed by NCKU committee members and the result will be announced between 10 October to 15 October 2022. Please note that any late submission will NOT be considered.

To discuss potential collaboration with our WUN partners, please contact the NCKU’s WUN Coordinators for more information:

Assoc. Prof. Joy Lin (joylin@mail.ncku.edu.tw)

Ms. Joanna Wan (em50902@email.ncku.edu.tw)