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Research Development Fund

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Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)


Research Development Fund

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The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund exclusive to partner institutions in the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) of which the University of Rochester is a member.  The RDF aims to bring together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges.


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The annual call for proposals is now open. Internal University of Rochester submissions are due by September 23, 2013 to Todd St. Vrain, Manager for International Initiatives and WUN Coordinator. RDF proposals approved by the University of Rochester will be submitted to the WUN by November 1, 2013. Successful WUN proposals will be awarded no later than January 10, 2014.

Faculty intending to submit a proposal as principal investigator or as co-investigator on another WUN member's proposal should contact Todd St. Vrain prior to the September 15 deadline for more information and assistance.