Explore UCL Global Engagement's funding schemes, designed to help UCL staff 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.
Global Engagement Funds (GEF)
Between £500-£5,000 is available per project to help support UCL staff in any field collaborate with colleagues in any other country around the world. Funding can support a wide variety of activities and research initiatives. The next call opened on 22 May 2023 and will close on 22 June 2023.
A number of funding streams are available to support joint projects between UCL staff 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. The next calls are open between 22 May and September 2023, dates TBC.
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.