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Cities Partnerships Programme Funds

Up to £5,000 is available per project for academic activity with partners based in Paris and/or Stockholm

Please note this funding call closed on 31 October 2021.

This year's Cities Partnerships Programme Funds will support academic activity involving one or more UCL individuals and a partner based in the city-regions of Paris and/or Stockholm. The funds are led by the programme's academic directors and are supported by its board of senior academics and the Global Engagement team.

The programme is also pleased to announce that additional funding is available for joint projects between UCL academics and the Stockholm Trio (Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University). These funds will be jointly contributed by UCL and the Stockholm Trio. Submissions to the wider Cities funding call will be automatically considered for this funding.

The Cities Partnerships Programme is UCL's flagship programme for regional engagement in Europe. Working in Paris and Stockholm (and Rome until January 2022), the programme supports, funds and promotes academic collaborations in research and education with partners in major cities.


Applications are open to UCL staff members with the following roles:

  • Professor or equivalent
  • Reader/Assistant Professor or equivalent
  • Senior Lecturer/Principal Researcher/Principal Research Associate or equivalent
  • Lecturer/Senior Research Associate or equivalent
  • Post Doc/Researcher/Research Associate or equivalent.

Applicants must have an open-ended UCL contract or a fixed-term contract which lasts until at least July 2022. If an applicant has a fixed-term contract that does not last until July 2022 they can apply if their contract covers the dates in which the project/initiative is due to take place and must have a co-applicant who is a UCL staff member with an open-ended contract.


Up to £5,000 is available for each new project undertaken between January 2022 and 31 July 2022.

In exceptional cases, applicants can bid for a higher budget if the project is likely to sow the seeds of a long-term collaboration. Please get in touch with the Academic Director of the Paris programme, Professor Claire Colomb, or the Academic Director of the Stockholm programme, Dr Catalina Turcu, if you wish to put forward an application for a higher amount.

How to apply

  1. Before applying, please read the
  2. The deadline for applications has been extended to 23:59 UK time on 31 October 2021.
  3. Applications must be submitted via the online application form:

Apply now


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Bryan Taylor (vpi.global@ucl.ac.uk). 


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