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Brunel University London is a member of the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN): 22 highly-ranked universities from across Europe, all younger than 50 years when they became members. YERUN aims to strengthen and develop cooperation in research, academic education and service to society. Since YERUN was launched in 2015, the network has established various initiatives, such as education and research collaboration, open science, EU policies and graduate employability.

Young European Research Universities Network

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 YERUN Research Mobility Awards

​Each year, YERUN funds Research Mobility Awards to enable researchers from a YERUN institution, such as Brunel, to collaborate with another researcher from elsewhere in the network. The awards are open to doctoral researchers, early career researchers and established academics at universities across Europe who are part of the network. Those who are awarded get support to for at least one week of research at another YERUN partner institution from a different country. 

In order to prepare your application, you can:

  • Have a look at this preview application form here
  • Attend application training on 21 June, 22 June or 28 June. You can book your place via Inkpath
  • Submit your application for a peer review by 5 June to YERUN@brunel.ac.uk

To apply, register in the online application here and submit you application by 12 July 2022 at 23:59 CEST.

The list of YERUN Coordinators can be found here.

For more information about the call click here or email YERUN@brunel.ac.uk


“My advice to everybody who’s looking to apply is: just apply. It’s a fantastic mechanism to set up collaborations with people, and to bring expertise to your research area that perhaps wouldn’t have existed beforehand.”

Dr Ronan McCarthy, Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences and YERUN Research Mobility Award Winner

2021 YERUN Award Winners at Brunel

Three new research collaborations at Brunel were awarded in 2021. The three winners were: 

  • Ozdemir Tiflis will collaborate with Dr Paul Grimes (Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education in the School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies) at Dublin City University
  • Michelle Samuels will collaborate with Prof. Andreas Beiter (Department of Methematics and Informatics) at University of Bremen
  • Dimitrios Gaitanelis will collaborate with Dr Angeliki Chanteli, who is a postdoctoral researcher, within the Varicomp group (Spatially and Temporarily VARIable COMPosite structures) and based at the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick

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YERUN Open Science Awards 2021

The YERUN Open Science Awards are aimed at encouraging and rewarding Open Science initiatives across the YERUN institutions. The applications should demonstrate and/or support the practice of varying aspects of Open Science, such as:

  • FAIR and open data
  • Open Access publishing
  • Recognition and rewards
  • Public engagement
  • Citizen Science
  • Open Science
  • Open Education
  • Open science skills development, etc

The awards is aimed to:

  • Researchers (teams or individuals)
  • Administrative staff or professional services (teams or individuals).

The next deadline will be by the end of 2022.