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Funding opportunities related to UCL 2034 for UCL staff.

Global Engagement Funds

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UCL 2034 Principal Theme 6: Delivering global impact through a network of innovative international activities, collaborations and partnerships.

What is it?

Global Engagement Funds support academics in their collaboration with colleagues based at overseas institutions, which meets one or more of the Global Engagement Strategy’s drivers.

How much is available?

The Global Engagement Fund awards are between £500 and £2,000.

Who can apply?

Applications to the Global Engagement Funds are open to UCL academic staff from lecturers to professors, including all levels of Research/Teaching Fellows.  The activity must be in collaboration with one or more named ‘global partner(s)’, that is, one or more colleague(s)/research team(s)/department(s), based at an overseas HEI, research institute or international public/corporate body. 

When can I apply?

The application window for the 2016/17 scheme is open from early September until Friday 28 October 2016 for activity taking place between 28 November 2016 and 31 July 2017.

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Grand Challenges small grants

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UCL 2034 Principal Theme 3: Addressing global challenges through our disciplinary excellence and distinctive cross-disciplinary approach.

What is it?

UCL Grand Challenges brings researchers together, from diverse fields of expertise, to address global problems of societal importance.  The Small Grants scheme encourages and supports cross-disciplinary activity based on scholarly excellence in different fields with the aim of producing novel insights and impacts both within our university, and beyond it in wider society.

How much is available?

Up to £4,000 available for a wide range of societally relevant cross-disciplinary activities, around six broad themes.

Who can apply?

Applications must be led by UCL academic staff (postdoctoral level/equivalent or above, or those with an honorary appointment), employed/based in different departments or, ideally, different faculties.

When can I apply?

The 2016 call is now closed but the next call will open around April 2017 (exact date to be confirmed) to support cross-disciplinary activities taking place from 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018.

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Knowledge Exchange Champion funding

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What is it?

UCL staff are invited to apply to become ‘Knowledge Exchange Champions’: proactive and visionary individuals working with their peers to embed enterprise in the culture of UCL.  Knowledge Exchange in all its forms can be supported, including (among others) setting up commercial ventures or social enterprises informed by UCL research, providing professional development courses or influencing policy. 

How much is available?

Up to £10,000 of direct costs is available per award.

Who can apply?

The fund is open to applicants from all UCL academic and professional service departments who are supported by their faculty’s Vice Dean (Enterprise).

When can I apply?

Details of the funding for the 2016/17 academic year will be available here when confirmed.

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Public policy

What is it?

UCL Public Policy small grants aim to support work by the UCL community to enhance policy engagement and impact.  There are two components: Policy Engagement Awards which offer responsive-mode funding to support applications to increase research-policy engagement; and Policy Challenge Awards to support applications which respond to a particular challenge set by our external policy channel. 

How much is available?

Up to £2,000 available for Policy Challenge Awards; up to £4,000 available for Policy Engagement Awards.

Who can apply?

All academic and research staff and PhD students.

When can I apply?

Applications are invited from 5 September to 17 October. Activities must be carried out before 31 July 2017.

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