We are proud to be a founder member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). It's a partnership of 23 research-led universities with members in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Latin America and North America, working together to promote research and teaching collaborations beyond the scope of an individual university.
WUN activities aim to strengthen international research and teaching collaboration, using virtual networking tools, conferences and workshops. Many WUN collaborations produce resources for use in teaching, such as access to video seminars. Academic staff, early stage researchers, and postgraduate students are encouraged to visit other institutions to access expertise and world class facilities.
There are two sources of funding available to support activities with WUN partners, the Research Development Fund and the Research Mobility Programme.
The WUN provides pump-priming funding through the WUN Research Development Fund. Researchers at WUN member universities can bid for up to £10,000 in matched funding for collaborative research projects that involve three or more WUN members. There is one funding call per year, more information can be found on the Research Development Fund page.
Secondly, York's Global Engagement office provides a number of mobility grants to fund visits to other WUN members. Awards are open to staff and postgraduate researchers, are worth up to £2500 and cover travel, accommodation, subsistence, and visa costs. More information can be found on the Research Mobility Programme page.
Eight University of York researchers received funding from this year’s WUN Research Development Fund.
Particular congratulations go to Paul Revill and team (Centre for Health Economics) for securing funding to lead a project on informing health resource allocations decisions. University of York colleagues are participating in a further four grant-winning projects.
Further details can be found here.
Global Programmes Officer/WUN Co-ordinator