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£2,000 for Cross-Disciplinary Student Projects

Are you a doctoral student at UCL?
Are you interested in working with other disciplines?

UCL Grand Challenges and the UCL Doctoral School are offering awards of up to £2,000 for pairs of doctoral students from different faculties to work on a Grand Challenges topic. 

The funding is available for activities undertaken between 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018. You could hold scholarly workshops, arrange a conference or run a public engagement event. Apply with your idea for a research-informed, societally relevant, cross-disciplinary activity before the 3rd of May.

Published: Mar 17, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Cities of Sleep

Urban Lab Films is hosting a screening of a new documentary ‘Cities of Sleep’, that looks at the homelessness situation (by night) in Delhi. The Urban Lab is partnering with Curzon Bloomsbury’s documentary screen Bertha DocHouse to bring the film to a UK audience. 

Published: Mar 15, 2017 11:04:05 AM

UNLEASH - International SDG Workshop

UNLEASH is looking for 15 outstandingly creative members of the UCL community to spend nine days in Denmark from August 13-21 (attendance for the whole period is mandatory), as part of a group of 1,000 young people, with travel and accommodation expenses paid.

Published: Mar 10, 2017 2:31:37 PM

GCSC Small Grants 2017

Awards of up to £4,000 or £6,000 are available for new cross-disciplinary collaborations that address sustainable cities. Collaborations must involve researchers from different faculties at UCL, and address societally significant problems.

Published: Feb 8, 2017 3:35:49 PM

Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health

A team from across UCL led by Mike Davies in the Bartlett's Institute of Environmental Design and Engineering have received a special invitation from the Wellcome Trust to submit their £5M project "Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health" to commence in October, as part of a 'London Partnership on Planetary Health' with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a number of international partners. 

Published: Jan 6, 2017 1:18:52 PM

IGP Soundbite Series 2017

The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity Soundbite series has returned for 2017. 

Published: Jan 6, 2017 11:10:10 AM

The Civic University: The Policy and Leadership Challenges

This edited collection from John Goddard, Ellen Hazelkorn, Louise Kempton, and Paul Vallance addresses the leadership and management challenges for universities that engage with civil society, both locally and globally. It develops a model of the civic university as an academic concept, drawing out practical lessons for university management on how to embed civic engagement in the heartland of the university.

Published: Jan 4, 2017 2:39:05 PM

APEX Awards 2016/17

APEX: Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary research award

Published: Dec 6, 2016 11:27:55 AM

Painting Connections: Sharing Economies in the Creative Wick

Painting Connections was supported by a Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities Small Grant. The project worked with Creative Wick and Affordable Wick to explore and showcase the Sharing Economy in Hackney Wick and Fish Island (HWFI), East London. The research group brought together visualisation and outreach from CASA, models of prosperity from the Institute for Global Prosperity, and systemic approaches to understanding microeconomies from the Institute of Sustainable Resources.

Published: Sep 19, 2016 4:53:49 PM