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Research 

COMMENTS 

The rights & responsibilities of the university sector in the EU referendum debate

In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate. 
3 August 2015 
Lucy Shackleton More...

Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...

Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...

Starts: Jun 2, 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

The new Call for Proposals for projects to be undertaken in the academic year 2015-2016 has yet to be announced.

  • Deadline for submission: tba
  • 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: