University of Rochester

International Collaboration

Research Development Fund

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 Friday, October 3, 2014 to Scott Steele, WUN Coordinator. RDF proposals approved by the University of Rochester will be submitted to the WUN by October 31, 2014. Successful WUN proposals will be awarded no later than January 12, 2015.

Faculty intending to submit a proposal as principal investigator or as co-investigator on another WUN member's proposal should contact Scott Steele prior to the October 3 deadline for more information and assistance.

WUN 2014 RDF Proposals Open for Collaborations
Please see the current WUN member proposal topics that still seek partners. If you are interested in any of these areas or wish to have additional information please contact Scott Steele ( or Jane Gatewood (