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Global Engagement Funds

The Global Engagement Funds support UCL academics to collaborate with colleagues across the world

Please note this funding call will open again on 18 July 2022.

The UCL Global Engagement Funds are intended to support UCL academics in collaborating with colleagues based in other countries. The funds are led by UCL's network of Vice-Deans (International) and Regional Pro-Vice-Provosts, supported by the Global Engagement team.


Applications from all fields are welcome. Funding can support a wide variety of activities and research initiatives with global partners in any country. 

In line with current UCL guidance, staff and students may travel on UCL business to countries that are on the Green or Amber lists for essential reasons. Where there is an essential need for travel it should be discussed with the relevant DM and/or Head of Department prior to booking, flexible tickets should be purchased and the travel policy must be adhered to. For the full UCL policy on travel at this time, please refer to this page here.

Given the uncertainty surrounding international travel, methods of remote collaboration are also eligible for funding, within the limits of what is permissible by the financial regulations of UCL and aligned with your own departmental guidelines.

Applications are judged by panels chaired by your faculty’s Vice-Dean (International) or Regional Pro-Vice-Provosts for the lead region specified on your application. For examples of projects previously funded by GEF, please see the case studies below.

Value and eligibility

Between £500-£5,000 is available per project. UCL staff at postdoctoral level or equivalent and above are eligible for application.

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:

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If you have any queries, please get in touch by emailing Victoria Parrett (vpi.global@ucl.ac.uk).


Case studies 

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