The Bartlett


A spirit of collaboration

Photograph taken in Lima, Peru, as part of the DPU MSc Environment and Sustainable Development field trip in May 2013

The Bartlett is the UK’s broadest faculty of the built environment. But our real strength is the power of collaboration, and we have a range of funding opportunities in place to promote cross-disciplinary research.

The Bartlett Synergy Grants

The Bartlett Synergy Grants funds activities that lead to, or support, interdisciplinary research collaborations in the Built Environment that are in line with the Bartlett Faculty’s Research Strategy.

We are keen to receive applications that support new and innovative interdisciplinary ideas and activities. This can include a wide range of research from ’blue sky’ thinking through to projects focused on impact through public engagement, policy-related activity or networking opportunities, and covers all modalities of research including action research and design research.

This round of funding will feature a priority theme of Health and Wellbeing. Applications are encouraged that address topics which could include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Design for wellbeing and active travel
  • Health-oriented urban environments
  • Ageing-related research, particularly housing and care home design 
  • Healthcare buildings

Applicants might also particularly consider creative partnerships with colleagues from across the Faculties. In addition to applications aligned with this year’s priority theme, applications for the open call are also welcomed.


Applications must include at least two members of academic staff (including teaching fellows) from two different Bartlett schools/units as a minimum.  In addition, the collaboration can also include colleagues based in other UCL Faculties or HEIs, as well as international organisations.


The maximum budget available from the Faculty is £30,000 per annum.  The fund can support three projects of up to £10,000 each, or more projects at a lower sum.

Submission and deadline

Please email your completed application form to the Bartlett Faculty Research and Enterprise Manager, Kimberley Steed German (k.steedgerman@ucl.ac.uk).

Deadline: Thursday 22 June 2017

The Bartlett Research Materialisation Grant

The Bartlett Research Materialisation Grant scheme is now being awarded bi-annually by the Faculty. The grant supports members of staff from at least two schools or units across the Bartlett Faculty to collaborate on a model, prototype, exhibition, installation or pavilion.

Collaborations with other experts from outside the Faculty are welcome, such as artists, curators, designers, engineers, material scientists and sociologists.

The project aims to create an innovative response to the contemporary and future needs of our built environment, producing work of international research quality, engaging with specific audiences inside and outside academia.

The successful applicants must also describe their plans for securing research funding for the future development of the project.

The Bartlett Research Materialisation Grant is now open. Please email your completed application form (download below) to the Bartlett Faculty Research and Enterprise Manager, Ella Sivyer: e.sivyer@ucl.ac.uk

Deadline: 30th May 2018

Visiting Research Fellowships

The Bartlett Visiting Research Fellows is a programme to host four visiting post-doctoral researchers for three months at The Bartlett – leading scholars and practitioners who will collaborate with Bartlett staff on subjects related to the chosen theme for that year. Each subject will aim to bring together expertise from at least two of The Bartlett’s eight schools and sections.

The purpose is for these fellows to conduct research and collaborate with Bartlett Faculty staff on subjects that are related to that year's chosen research theme.

While here at UCL, The Bartlett Visiting Research Fellows will be mentored by relevant staff from at least two Research Groups across the Faculty who are identified in the applicant’s proposal. The Fellows will also be invited to participate in wider Faculty research activities and to present their research-work-in-progress at one of our regular Bartlett Research Exchange events.

We will select The Bartlett Visiting Research Fellows based on the quality of their research work to date, their future potential as scholars or practitioners, the innovativeness of the cross-disciplinary research project they propose to carry out during their fellowship period, and the relevance of the subject matter to our chosen theme of Intercultural Interaction.

The scheme has now closed for 2016 and will not run in 2017. Details of future schemes will be made available in due course. If you have any questions, contact Ella Sivyer (e.sivyer@ucl.ac.uk). Find out about past schemes on our Bartlett Visiting Research Fellows page.