Explore the Global Engagement (GE) team's funding schemes to help support UCL academics develop their international collaborations
Applicants may apply to multiple funding schemes, but please note only one application can be funded per lead applicant each academic year.
Between £500-£5,000 is available per project to help support UCL academics collaborate with colleagues in any other country around the world. Open now. Deadline: 17 October 2021.
Funds of up to £5,000 per project (or more, by exception) to support academic activity involving UCL individuals and a partner based in Paris and/or Stockholm. Open now. Deadline: 17 October 2021.
A number of funding streams are available to support joint projects between UCL academics and those at UCL's key global partner institutions. In most cases, global partners have matched the funds committed by UCL for these funding streams, meaning larger overall pots of funding are available.
|Funding stream||Dates||Description||Funding for|
|Open now. Deadline: 17 October 2021|
Successful proposals in any field, as well as those aimed at mitigating the COVID-19 outbreak and one or more of the UN SDGs, will receive up to £10,000.
Any UCL activity with Peking University
Open now. Deadline: 17 October 2021
Under the Cities Partnerships Programme Funds, additional funding of up to £5,000 (or more, by exception) is available, jointly contributed by UCL and the Stockholm Trio.
Any UCL activity with the Stockholm Trio (Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University)
Funds of up to £10,000 to support collaborative and interdisciplinary education and research initiatives in any field.
Any UCL activity with IIT Delhi
|Opening shortly||Up to six successful proposals in any field, as well as those aimed at mitigating the COVID-19 outbreak, will receive up to £10,000.||Any UCL activity with Tohoku University|
Funds to support UCL academics to work with Shanghai Jiao Tong University on projects in any field, as well as those aimed at addressing COVID-19 and the UN SDGs.
Any UCL activity with SJTU University
Funds to support collaborative and interdisciplinary education and research initiatives in the fields of healthcare and medicine.
UCL activity with AIIMS in healthcare and medicine
Awards of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of research collaboration between UCL and Wits in all areas except Migration and Strong Materials.
UCL activity with University of Witwatersrand
Each successful proposal will receive up to £10k for UCL academics and up to $15k for U of T academics to address COVID-19 challenges.
COVID-related activity with University of Toronto
Up to three years of funding, in the region of £10,000 per year, to support collaborative research groups in SLASH areas.
SLASH activity with Université PSL
Up to six successful proposals in any field, as well as those aimed at mitigating the COVID-19 outbreak and one or more of the UN SDGs, will receive up to £10,000.
Any UCL activity with Zhejiang University
Funding to help UCL academics collaborate with HE institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. Awards of up to £2,000 aim to increase independent teaching capability/capacity in the region.
Teaching activity in sub-Saharan Africa
|Closed||Up to six successful proposals in any field, as well as those aimed at mitigating the COVID-19 outbreak, will receive up to £10,000.|
Any UCL activity with Osaka University
Support for external global research funding
UCL provides support to help identify and develop strong research proposals for global research funding in low- and middle-income countries. This includes support and advice for Official Development Assistance (ODA) funded research activity. Find out more about the support and advice available to researchers via the Global Research Funding pages.
Please note that some external funding calls are subject to an institutional cap. If so, applications must be referred to the relevant Research Facilitation or Coordination Office for your School that leads UCL’s internal selection processes. You should also seek approval from your department and Research Services in line with the usual approval process.