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A Question of Trust

The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
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Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

"A bad day for Europe"?

Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
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Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

When anger masks apathy

As a closer look at the European Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the real long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic institutions.
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Second Call for Proposals Out Now!

25 January 2013

Two funding schemes for UCL faculty and research students.

Deadline: 15/03/2013.


Select your option

Small Grants Scheme

For UCL staff only

Junior Researchers Forum

For UCL students only.


CfP (faculty): Small Grants Scheme, 2012-13

The UCL European Institute invites applications from UCL staff to its Small Grants Scheme, which funds projects that lead to or support collaborative research-based projects on Europe or the European Union. Proposed projects may be formulated in response to current affairs or long-standing research questions. Proposals based on the collaboration between staff based in different UCL departments are particularly encouraged.

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

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

Typical projects eligible for funding include:

  • hosting a research conference, a seminar, workshop, or symposium, where possible with a public element
  • 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

Download the application form

Please return the completed form by 15 March 2013 to european.institute@ucl.ac.uk.



Call for Proposals (research students): Junior Researchers Forum 2012-13

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.

Proposed projects may be formulated in response to current affairs or long-standing research questions. 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

Download the application form

Please return the completed form by 15 March 2013 to european.institute@ucl.ac.uk.