Centre for Critical Heritage Studies


Svalbard global seed vault (Photo credit: Rodney Harrison)


Small grants

The UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies invites applications from UCL academic staff or doctoral/ postdoctoral students to its Small Grants Scheme, which funds projects that lead to or support collaborative research on critical heritage studies. Funding of up to £2000 per application is available per project. In very exceptional circumstances we may consider applications up to £4000. There is no minimum limit for awards.

We particularly invite proposals that:

  • involve collaboration between staff based in different UCL departments, and/or utilise cross-disciplinary approaches;
  • aim to achieve research impact (through scholarly output, public engagement, influence on policy and practice, knowledge transfer or similar);
  • aim to prepare the ground for new, extended research projects (including grant applications).

Typical projects eligible for funding include:

  • hosting a research conference, a seminar, workshop, or symposium;
  • public engagement activities and collaborations with external non-academic institutions;
  • costs associated with a specific project, e.g. research assistant time (UCL HEFCE staff costs/salaries are not eligible);
  • costs associated with a pilot study or the preparation of an application for the funding of a major research project, e.g. travel to meet with potential partners at other institutions.
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Claiming funds
Successfull Case Studies