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Global Engagement Funds

Each year, the Global Engagement Funds support UCL academics in collaborating with colleagues across the world

Infographic showing impact of UCL's Global Engagement Funding

The funding call has been postponed. Please check back toward the end of March 2020.


About the funds

The funds are led by UCL's network of Vice-Deans (International) and regional Pro-Vice-Provosts, supported by the Global Engagement Office (GEO).

Between £500 - £2,000 is available for activity in any faculty (£4,000 for applicants in the Social & Historical Sciences or Arts & Humanities faculties).

 UCL staff at postdoctoral level or equivalent and above are eligible for application.

How to apply

Global Engagement Funds are intended to support UCL academics collaborating with colleagues based in other countries. UCL academics (postdoctoral level or equivalent and above) can apply for funding for a wide variety of activities and research initiatives with global partners.

Some examples of fantastic projects that received funding last year include: housing inequality during the Ottoman Empire; mental health in adolescents in urban India; art education for refugees in Kenya; using virtual reality for language education in Italy; and characterising the mating songs of malaria mosquitoes in Tanzania. For more information on what can be funded through GEF, see the case studies below.

Before applying, please read the guidance and FAQs above and ensure you have discussed your intended activities with your relevant global partner. 

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.

If you have any queries regarding the Global Engagement Funds, please do get in touch by emailing vpi.global@ucl.ac.uk

Please sign up to our bimonthly Global Update to stay up to date with the latest global funding opportunities. 


Case studies