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The UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants scheme stimulates new cross-disciplinary collaborations between researchers from different academic units, in order to address societally significant problems.

These collaborations can also include external partners as additional academic or non-academic collaborators.

These Small Grants are part of the UCL Grand Challenges approach, our method of creating solid, lasting collaborations between academic disciplines at UCL.

This graph visualises the collaborations between researchers in UCL departments and divisions facilitated by UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants, from its establishment in 2009 to the end of the 2016/17 academic year

Through annual competitive rounds since 2009/10, 145 UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants have been awarded to a value of £587k:

With two new Grand Challenges starting (Transformative Technology and Justice & Equality), this important grassroots scheme now needs extra finance in order to sustain its capacity to reward the best proposals.