News from the UCL Grand Challenges
The latest news from UCL Grand Challenges HQ, including news of new initiatives and funding opportunities for interdisciplinary research.
The UCL Grand Challenges have awarded over £60,000 in funding to 15 cross-disciplinary projects, bringing academics, post-doctoral researchers and staff of Professional Services departments from across the University together to tackle some of the major problems affecting the world. Pairs of researchers from different Faculties, or from a Faculty and Professional Services, applied for Small Grant funding for activities relating to the Grand Challenges’ Priority Themes, including Brexit, Adolescent Wellbeing, Access & Participation and Food. Successful applicants have been awarded up to £5000 to complete projects in the coming academic year, 2017-18.
Published: Aug 4, 2017 12:07:17 PM
UCL and Hong Kong University (HKU) established a new partnership during academic year 2016-17 encouraging joint research relating to the UCL Grand Challenges. The new scheme specifically encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration in support of research focused on some of the world’s greatest challenges. Following the scheme’s first call for proposal, for joint activities in 2016-17, the second call, for activities in 2017-18 will close at 23.59 BST on Saturday 30th September 2017.
Published: Jul 19, 2017 9:53:15 AM
Over £29,000 has been awarded to 16 projects in the first ever Grand Challenges small grants scheme run through the UCL Doctoral School.
Published: Jun 29, 2017 4:54:28 PM
Urban Lab Films presents 'Cities of Sleep'
Published: Mar 13, 2017 3:43:46 PM
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
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
Over 700 students – mostly undergraduates – took part in exciting summer courses in 2016 themed around the UCL Grand Challenges, as the programme continues to grow.
Published: Jan 27, 2017 4:48:20 PM
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.
This year's UCL Lancet lecture on global health is pleased to welcome Dutch MP and Foreign Trade and Cooperation Development Minister Liliane Ploumen to speak on sexual and reproductive health.
Published: Oct 16, 2017 5:07:47 PM
In response to the questions raised by the Brexit negotiations about the political and social rights of EU citizens in the UK, the Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality and the Migrants
Right’s Network Mobile EU Citizens Project are organising a round table on “EU citizens in the UK – political
participation in light of Brexit”.The event will take place on Tuesday 21
November from 19.00-21.45 in Room 602, on the 6th floor the Bartlett Architecture building, 22 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0QB.
Published: Oct 3, 2017 12:22:49 PM
A new free app developed by a team at UCL aims to help people boost their wellbeing by discovering the built environment around them.
Published: Oct 3, 2017 11:21:02 AM
The Grand Challenge of Global Health and the Institute for Advanced Studies are pleased to invite people to attend a talk on "NCDs in Africa: Sugar disease, bitter medicine - diabetes in urban Ghana" delivered by University of Ghana visiting scholar Professor Ama de Graft Aikins.
Published: Sep 25, 2017 10:13:13 AM
Africa Health Research Institute offers fully funded PhD studentship in HIV research - available immediately!
The Africa Health Research Institute in South Africa, a UCL supported research institute, is recruiting for a fully funded PhD studentship in HIV research.
Published: Sep 7, 2017 11:20:38 AM
In May 2017, the Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality held a Round Table on Labour Market and Working Parents post Brexit.
Published: Aug 24, 2017 2:06:41 PM
A one-day interdisciplinary symposium and workshop, Traditional Herbal Knowledge in the 21st Century: Research, Challenges and Future Prospects, has been organised at UCL with support from the Grand Challenges.
Published: Aug 4, 2017 2:28:41 PM
A UCL group led by Dr Katrina Scior from the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology have created resources to highlight and address stigma faced by people with intellectual disabilities and their families and work taking place to tackle such stigma. The ultimate aim of this work is to reduce prejudice and discrimination experienced by children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families around the world.
Published: Jul 28, 2017 10:58:48 AM
The Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality held its first event on Thursday 4 May, a Round Table on Labour Market and Working Parents post Brexit, which came under our mega theme of "Access and Participation".
Published: Jul 5, 2017 6:09:09 PM
The objective of the proposed activity is to enhance the participation of HEIs in the development of “smart cities” in India. The proposed workshops will focus on the role of HEIs in employment generation and skill development, urban planning, spurring of entrepreneurial and innovation activities in cities. The workshops will sensitise and enhance the understanding with in the HEIs and smart cities about the mutual benefit of engaging with each other. By providing policy briefs and a common platform to HEIs and cities, we hope to influence thought leadership and policy development of smart cities in India.
Published: Jun 30, 2017 2:52:02 PM