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COMMENTS 

EU referendum: the view of a UCL clinician-scientist

John Martin, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at UCL, argues that scientific advance relies on creativity, cooperation, and financing. To leave the EU would diminish all three, dimming the light of British science in the world and threatening the UK’s future economy. This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s commissioning partnership with openDemocracy. For more on this topic, join the UCL European Institute for its high-level panel discussion EU Membership and UK Science on 12 May.
10 May 2016
John Martin
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Starts: May 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM

‘Eurofog’ of claim and counterclaim on EU membership and UK science

Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy at UCL, recently advised a House of Lords inquiry on the impact of EU membership on UK  science and research. In this post, he discusses the inquiry’s main findings, both expected and unexpected. He also joins a high-level panel to discuss the topic at the UCL European Institute on 12 May 2016.
10 May 2016
Graeme Reid
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Starts: May 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Something rotten in the state of Czechia?

The Czech Republic has been in the news recently because of its politicians' somewhat quick Celtic campaign to rebrand the country to the world as ‘Czechia’. But among political scientists and businesspeople the country's name has long suffered worst damage than this.
5 May 2016
Dr Sean Hanley
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Starts: May 5, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Calls for Proposals Out Now!

11 April 2014

We are pleased to announce the next round of our small grant schemes - for projects by UCL faculty and UCL research students to take place in the Academic Year 2014-15.
Deadline: 06/06/2014.


CfP (faculty): Small Grants Scheme, 2014-15


The UCL European Institute invites applications from UCL staff to its Small Grants Scheme, for projects that lead to or support collaborative research-based projects on Europe broadly conceived. Proposed projects may be formulated in response to current affairs or long-standing research questions; collaboration between staff based in different UCL departments is particularly encouraged. 

Download the application form.

Please return the completed form by 6 June 2014 to european.institute@ucl.ac.uk.


We invite proposals that aim to either (or both):

  • achieve research impact (through scholarly output, public engagement, influence on policy and practice, knowledge transfer or similar)
  • prepare the ground for extended research projects (including grant applications).


Typical projects eligible for funding include:

  • costs associated with research activity (e.g. travel, interviews), including research assistant time (UCL HEFCE staff costs/salaries are not eligible), leading to an event, feeding into a discussion group or resulting in a co-authored publication.
  • costs associated with a pilot study or the preparation of a research grant application
  • organising a research conference, seminar series, workshop(s), or a public panel discussion;
  • convening a reading or discussion group;
  • public engagement activities and collaborations with external non-academic institutions

Highlights of past projects funded under the Small Grants Scheme.

 

Call for Proposals (students): Junior Researchers Forum 2013-14


The UCL European Institute invites applications to its yearly funding scheme for groups of MA, PhD and/or post-doctoral students, who wish to explore common research interests related to Europe or the European Union, aim to develop new research output, or seek to raise the profile and impact of their research.

Download the application form.

Please return the completed form by 6 June 2014 to european.institute@ucl.ac.uk.

Proposed projects may be formulated in response to current affairs or long-standing research questions and are ideally relevant to one of the Institute’s six themes. Proposals, which count with lead applicants from at least two different departments at UCL, will be given priority.

Typical projects eligible for funding include:

  • organising a research conference, a seminar series, workshop(s), or a public panel discussion
  • convening a reading or discussion group
  • costs associated with working groups leading to written research output (publication, working paper, report)
  • costs associated with research activity (e.g. travel, interviews) leading to an event, feeding into a reading/discussion group or resulting in a co-authored publication
  • public engagement activities and collaborations with external non-academic institutions

Highlights of past projects funded under the Junior Research Forum Scheme.