Welcome to the UCL European Institute, UCL's hub for research, collaboration and information on Europe and the European Union.
UCL European Institute
EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...
Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM
New research suggests that economic policy
played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s
economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...
Starts: Feb 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Small Grants Scheme for UCL Staff
- ECHIE: Economic Crisis, Heritage and Identity in Europe: The Greek Case
- eMigrating Landscapes Project
- New Perspectives on Virgil’s Georgics
- Imagining Europe during the Great War
- Postwar Cosmopolitanism: Political Universalism from the Seven Years' War to the Cold War
- Revisiting Ivan Fedorov’s legacy in early modern Europe
Every year, we invite applications from UCL staff to our Small Grants Scheme. Via this scheme, we funds projects that feed into existing or may lead to new collaborative research on Europe or the European Union in any discipline. Proposals may respond to current affairs or tackle long-standing research questions. Collaboration between staff based in different UCL departments is particularly encouraged. Funding of up to £1500 plus some administrative assistance is available per project.
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).
Projects eligible for funding include:
- hosting a research conference, a seminar or workshop, 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 a research grant application
|The next call for proposals will be published toward the end of March 2014, for projects to be developed in the academic year 2014-15. Email us for further information.|
Highlights of past projects funded under the Small Grant Scheme: