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WTUN Exchange Programme 2020/21

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The WTUN Exchanges 2020/21 are now closed. Please check back or get in touch at wtun@bradford.ac.uk to find out when the next round will open.

WTUN is entering its third year of exchanges and we welcome applications from all member institutions. 

There are 20 grants of £1200 available for staff (academic and professional services) and PhD students to visit another member institution. Exchanges are open to new projects, initiatives and teaching and learning opportunities as well as those who have been involved in previous rounds and wish to continue their work.

These exchanges will provide opportunities for member institutions to explore or conduct activities stated in the WTUN Memorandum of Understanding included, but not limited to:

  • collaborative research between member universities;
  • capacity-building, including collaborative teaching initiatives among member universities;
  • developing position and policy statements;
  • facilitating links between world technology universities and industry, NGOs and SMEs.

The exchanges or joint research meetings must support the vision and purpose of WTUN as set out in the MOU.

This year WTUN would like to encourage exchange proposals within the WTUN focus areas:

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship;
  • Gender Equity;
  • Clean Water and Sanitation.

However, all proposals will be considered equally.

New for 2020!

This cycle WTUN would like applicants to consider multi-lateral exchanges. Therefore, submissions are encouraged from members on joint proposals where they may wish to carry out a two-way return exchange or send multiple partners to an institution. Members are encouraged to work on these proposals together, but one application must be submitted per participant. There will be space on the application form to indicate whether proposals are linked.

There will be a two proposal limit per member institution and therefore all proposals must be approved by the sending institutions Operational Board Member.

If you have any queries about the exchanges or application process please contact Sonia Jenkins (WTUN Development Manager) on wtun@bradford.ac.uk.


WTUN Exchanges 2020/21 Timeline

December 2019

WTUN exchanges launched



Identify exchange idea with other member institution(s)

Member institutions link up and create proposal

Dec 2019 – Mar 2020
31 March 2020

Deadline for submission

All proposals to be sent to wtun@bradford.ac.uk


Operational Board Assessment Panel to review proposals


May /June 2020
June 2020

All decisions to be communicated to applicants



Exchanges must be completed within the allocated timeframe

After exchange reports to be completed within 28 days of exchange

Jun 2020 – Mar 2021

The WTUN team will work will all successful applications and assist throughout the processes pre and post exchange.

Proposal form

Fill in the Proposal Form and Agreement (Word, 65 KB)  and send it to wtun@bradford.ac.uk by Friday 1 May 2020.

All proposals need to be signed by the Operational Board member from the participant’s institution.

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