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The latest news from UCL Grand Challenges HQ, including news of new initiatives and funding opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Latest news including new small grant funding available

The UCL Grand Challenges have launched the first small grants call since the programme expanded to six areas of cross-disciplinary focus. UCL academics (including honorary researchers) at postdoctoral level or above can now apply for up to £4,000 in funding for a research-informed, societally relevant, cross-disciplinary activity, addressing one of the Priority Themes of the Grand Challenges.

Published: Feb 10, 2017 11:34:18 AM

Lancet Comment on India's healthcare budget

A group of researchers supported by the Grand Challenges programme have published a critique of India's latest budget and its implications for healthcare in the country in The Lancet.

Published: Feb 9, 2017 3:56:24 PM

Link with Hong Kong will benefit the UCL Grand Challenges

A new link between UCL and Hong Kong University (HKU) is set to benefit the innovative Grand Challenges programme. The new partnership between HKU and UCL specifically encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration in support of research focused on some of the world’s greatest challenges. There are two deadlines for joint proposals: one on the 31 January 2017; the other in seven months – 31 August 2017.

Published: Jan 17, 2017 3:32:35 PM

Grand Challenges related UCL News

The latest news about or relating to the UCL Grand Challenges, including interdisciplinary research and analysis in the fields of the six Challenges.

"Students in the East" map UCL in London

What do you get if you cross a group of UCL staff and students with an A0 map of London? On June 8th, a group of UCL staff and students sought to find out, by mapping their connections with London, and reflecting on UCL’s aim to be “in London, of London and for London”.

Published: Jun 21, 2017 8:18:04 AM

GCJE supported Inclusion Health Symposium, 29 June 2017

Want to find out more about tackling health inequalities in vulnerable groups like homeless people and care leavers?

Come along to the Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality funded Inclusion Health Symposium on Thursday 29 June 13.30-19.00 in UCL's Farr Institute on Euston road.

Published: Jun 5, 2017 10:55:22 AM

UCL-Nature Sustainability Expert Panel

UN Habitat III identified many failed opportunities to link urban policy with advances in urban science. Urban science includes a wealth of knowledge and expertise, crucial for policy makers struggling to deliver urban sustainability. UCL and Nature Sustainability are responding to this challenge by launching the UCL-Nature Sustainability Expert Panel on the Urban Science-Policy Interface.

Published: May 30, 2017 2:39:00 PM

Global Mental Health lunchtime seminar series 2017

The newly established pan-UCL Global Mental Health Working Group is organising a series of lunchtime seminars. Internal and external speakers will present research findings or approaches in global mental health and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Published: May 30, 2017 2:06:50 PM

Measuring drug resistant Malaria in Myanmar

After decades of military rule, Myanmar (Burma) is embracing democracy and opening its doors to the world including to global health researchers. This provided UCL infectious disease epidemiologists with an opportunity to undertake an international research project on malaria drug resistance in Myanmar.

Published: May 25, 2017 3:04:44 PM

UCL engineers and medical scientists combine to develop haptic feedback for prosthetic hands

A group of UCL experts have teamed up to create 'haptic feedback' - touch feedback similar to the technology in modern smartphones - for 3D printed body-powered prosthetic hands. An initial prototype of the new hand has been 3D printed which is going to be exhibited at the Science Museum’s Robots Lates event on 31 May and at Techxlr8, part of London Tech Week, from 12-16 June.

Published: May 10, 2017 1:50:54 PM