The UGPN Research Collaboration Fund (RCF) has been an integral part of the network since its inception. To date the annual fund of US$240,000 has supported 55 research projects, covering a range of topics including carbon economies, bio-nano interfaces, genes and behaviour, international trade, visitor impacts and mathematical modelling. 

Calls for applications to the RCF are announced following the UGPN Annual Conference each year (typically in April/May). Calls are open for a period of one month, with the announcement of awards made in July. RCF projects are funded for one calendar year. A list of the previous-year's projects can be found on the tab to the left. For an overview of the UGPN and some of the projects supported through the RCF, please see the UGPN brochure

Research Collaboration Fund 2019

The call for RCF proposals 2019 is now open. All applications should be submitted online

The deadline for submissions is 31st May, 17:00 GMT

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