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Peking University (PKU) Strategic Partner Funds

As part of the deep strategic partnership with Peking University (PKU), UCL invites applications for funding to support collaborative activities involving UCL and PKU collaborators.

This funding call has been postponed due to COVID-19. This page will be updated as soon as more information is available.

This component of UCL and PKU’s partnership aims to encourage junior and senior academics to engage in collaborations with PKU.

The initiative seeks both to build on existing links and to stimulate new ones between UCL and PKU. Successful candidates will clearly demonstrate in their proposal a specific project, workshop, or joint research activity that they would like to explore with their PKU counterpart. It is expected that the PKU counterpart will also look to secure funding for the specified project.

Past recipients have come from a diverse range of research areas including decision neuroscience, economic regulation, law, education, and artificial intelligence (AI) and all disciplines are encouraged to apply.


Up to £10,000 is available per project/initiative.


An internal UCL review committee chaired by the PVP East Asia, Katharine Carruthers, assessed each proposal according to the following criteria:

• Project design and rationale (how clearly presented and justified is the design and basis for the collaboration)

• Project impact (how clearly linked are the outcomes to the planned activities and performance indicators)

• Impact of collaboration (is there a distinct advantage provided by this collaboration that is not possible by the two institutions working individually?)

• Capacity for future collaboration (what is the extent to which future collaborations are possible because of the proposed exchange activities.) 

How to apply

Applications for this funding stream are now closed.

If you require further information or have any queries, please contact:

Tomoyo Miyakawa, Partnership Officer, Global Engagement Office.