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.
Through annual competitive rounds since 2009/10, 145 UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants have been awarded to a value of £587k:
- Global Health: 41 awards worth £177k (since 2009/10)
- Sustainable Cities: 38 awards worth £168k (since 2010/11)
- Cultural Understanding: 28 awards worth £106k (since 2011/12)
- Human Wellbeing: 31 awards worth £112k (since 2011/12)
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.