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Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Research Development Fund (RDF)

Research Development Fund, run by Worldwide Universities Network, is an annual seed funding scheme designed to build long-term international collaborations sustained by external funding. It is aimed primarily at WUN members but allows WUN Plus members to join proposals.

The RDF supports work across four WUN Global Challenges: Responding to Climate Change, Public Health, Global Higher Education and Research, and Understanding Cultures. Its focus is to develop innovative solutions to address global challenges capitalising on the cultural diversity and geographical spread of the Network. 

For more information contact: Siddeequah Azmi, International Networks and Projects Officer: 

International Strategy Fund (ISF)

ISF supports a small number of strategic, high quality international research partnerships, which are endorsed jointly by the DVC and the DVC R&I.

Applications need to articulate the strategic value and potential to deliver institutional benefit as well as outline how the collaboration will be sustained and deliver expected outcomes.

For more information contact: Matt Butler, International Partnership Support Officer, International Office: