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Why we post: a global perspective on social media

How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
Daniel Miller  More...

Starts: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Cameron - Banning Milk and Cheese

Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26 October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Pablo Echenique

Starts: Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Flights from Freedom

Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a ‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
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Starts: Oct 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM

UCL European Institute

Small Grants Scheme for UCL Staff

Every year, we invite applications from UCL staff to our Small Grants Scheme. Via this scheme, we fund projects that feed into existing or may lead to new collaborative research on Europe in any discipline.

Call 2015-16

A new call for proposals for the academic year 2015-16 is out now. 

  • Deadline for submission: first day of any month during term
  • Download the application form.
  • Email us if you have any questions.

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. Funding of up to £2000 plus some administrative assistance is available per project. 

Eligible projects

We 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).

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), which leads to an event, feeds into a discussion group or results 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

Latest projects funded under the Small Grant Scheme: