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Global Engagement Funds

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

Infographic showing impact of UCL's Global Engagement Funding

Please note this funding call closed on 13 December 2020.

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 Office (GEO).


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

Given the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions, we strongly encourage applicants to explore methods of remote collaboration with their global partners. Here are some useful links to help UCL academics adapt their research to the "new normal."

Following UCL’s recent two-week virtual conference exploring the role of universities in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), projects working towards the SDGs with global partners are particularly encouraged but this will not be a scoring criteria.

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 is 23:59 UK time on 13 December 2020
  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 Lucy Crick (vpi.global@ucl.ac.uk).


Case studies 

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