U21 Researcher Resilience Fund - Call for Applications Now Open

Universitas 21 has launched a call for applications for the Researcher Resilience Fund to support the development of the network’s PhD and early career researchers. This fund is designed to develop researchers' capability and capacity to work digitally or virtually, in order to adapt to life as a researcher post-Covid-19. It will allow this cohort to take advantage of the global partnership in the U21 network, thereby enhancing their research and international collaborative capabilities and their personal effectiveness in a rapidly changing future.

The U21 Researcher Resilience Fund will make awards of up to US$5,000 per project that enhance researchers’ capability and capacity to work digitally or virtually within the U21 network. Funding may be used for skills development and training, and technology set-up costs. It is possible that the funding could contribute towards:

  • digital training workshops
  • subscriptions for online platforms for network-building
  • costs associated with developing a subject-specific support network for COVID-19

Doctoral candidates and early career researchers (within eight years of their PhD being awarded) are eligible. Partnerships of researchers from two or more U21 member universities, across at least two countries, can apply for this fund. It is expected that these examples will be shared within the U21 network as examples of best practice.  

Full details and application form: Call for applications for the U21 Researcher Resilience Fund

UCD internal deadline for submission: Applications should be signed by your Head of School and emailed to universitas21@ucd.ie by 17 June 2020.  Applications will then be reviewed and signed by UCD’s U21 Senior Leader before final submission to Universitas 21 on 22 June 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact: universitas21@ucd.ie