Nine UM researchers receive support from WUN Research Development Fund
Nine researchers from Maastricht University (UM) are to receive grants this year from the Research Development Fund (RDF) of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). A total of 15 research projects were selected out of 31 applications in the 2019-2020 funding round. UM is participating in seven projects that have been awarded grants. In addition, two proposals that were submitted by UM researchers but which did not receive RDF support will receive a modest start-up contribution from UM.
UM researcher Katie Kuschminder of the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) submitted one of the proposals that was awarded an RDF grant: Gendering Migration: Women and Girls Experiences of Gender-based discrimination, abuse and violence across migratory stages. Maastricht University is partnered in the project by the University of Bristol, University of Cape Town, University of Massachusetts Amherst, National Cheng Kung University and The University of Western Australia.
There are also another six grant-winning proposals in which one or more UM researchers are participating:
Climate-Induced Migration: Global Scope, Regional Impacts and National Policy Frameworks
Research Team: The University of Auckland; University of Alberta; University of Bristol; University College Dublin; University of Ghana; Maastricht University; University of Massachusetts Amherst; University of Rochester; University of Southampton; Tecnologico de Monterrey; The University of Western Australia; University of York (Katie Kuschminder, MGSoG)
Mental Health Impact and Access to Health and Social Care Services for Women Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Research Team: The University of Sheffield; The University of Auckland; University of Bristol; University of Ghana; Maastricht University; University of Massachusetts Amherst; The University of Sydney; The University of Western Australia (Julieta Marotta, UNU-MERIT/ MGSoG; Feziwe Mpondo, TMP)
(Re)negotiating power to enhance resilience to climate change
Research Team: The University of Western Australia; The University of Auckland; University of Bristol; University of Cape Town; University of Ghana; University of Leeds; Maastricht University (Pim Martens, MSI; Han Aarts, MUNDO)
The WUN Data Science Network (WUN-DSN)
Research Team: University of Leeds; The University of Auckland; University College Dublin; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Maastricht University; University of Rochester; The University of Sydney (Michel Dumontier, Institute of Data Science UM; Annemarie Koster, Social Medicine)
WUN Health Humanities Initiative: towards the development of the patient-centred and compassionate Health Professional through education
Research Team: The University of Western Australia; University of Alberta; University of Cape Town; Maastricht University; The University of Sydney (Anna Harris, Dept. Society Studies FASoS)
Assessing People-centred Primary Health Care in promoting Health Equity: a global comparative project
Research team: Renmin University of China; Maastricht University; The University of Auckland; The University of Sydney; University of Cape Town (Nanne de Vries, FHML)
Two other proposals submitted by UM which have not been awarded an RDF grant will nevertheless receive a modest start-up contribution from UM: Body Image and Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery in China and the West by Sandra Mulkens (FHML / FPN) and Natural Cultures as a Response to Global Challenges by Leonie Cornips (FASoS). Several WUN partners are also involved in these two proposals.
For more information, please contact Han Aarts, WUN coordinator at UM: firstname.lastname@example.org
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