WUN Research Development Fund 2019 Results

UCD Global is delighted to announce the successful 2019 UCD applications for funding under the Worldwide Universities Network Research Development Fund (WUN RDF). The successful UCD academic staff were awarded funding to join major research teams as co-investigators with WUN partner institutions.

Congratulations to:

Dr Samantha L. Martin-McAuliffe (UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy) for a project entitled Climate-Induced Migration: Global Scope, Regional Impacts and National Policy Frameworks led by Professor Andreas Neef at University of Auckland.

Dr Eoghan McGarrigle and Prof Paul Evans (UCD School of Chemistry) for a project entitled On the Search for Potential Trypacocidal Compounds: Synthesis and Evaluation of new Drug Candidates led by Professor Eufrânio N. da Silva Júnior at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.

Dr Catherine Mooney (UCD School of Computer Science) for a project entitled WUN Data Science Network led by Assoc. Prof George Ellison at University of Leeds.

Dr Dorota Szelewa (UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice) for a project entitled Global Research Network on the Economic Empowerment of Women (ReNEW) led by Rhonda Breitkreuz at University of Alberta.

The WUN RDF offers grants of up to £10,000*, for one year, to augment institutional funds in fostering research collaborations among academic staff at WUN member universities. The WUN RDF supports work across four WUN Global Challenges:

Grants from the WUN RDF are intended to help launch larger projects that will strengthen WUN and collaborative responses to the WUN Global Challenges. Funds can be used to support exploratory research initiatives, planning workshops, staff exchanges and the formation of collaborative networks.

UCD will open the call for expressions of interest for the next round in July 2020.

Interim enquiries can be sent to Roslyn Reddy, directorucdglobal@ucd.ie


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