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Rome Funds

New funding through the Cities partnerships Programme will support academic activity involving UCL academics and partners in Rome taking place between 1 January and 31 July 2019

Proposals were invited for funding of up to £5,000 per project for academic activity involving one or more UCL individuals and a partner based in Rome.

The funds are led by the Cities partnerships Programme's Academic Director and supported by its board of senior academics and professional services staff, and the Global Engagement Office (GEO).

All activity for successfully funded projects will take place between 1 January 2019 and 31 July 2019. 

Who is eligible?

Applications are open to UCL staff members with the following roles:

  • Professor/Professorial Teaching Fellow or equivalent
  • Assistant Professor/Reader or equivalent
  • Senior Lecturer/Principal Researcher/Principal Research Associate/Senior Teaching Fellow or equivalent
  • Lecturer/Senior Research Associate/Teaching Fellow or equivalent
  • Post Doc/Researcher/Post Doc Fellow/Research Associate or equivalent. Applications should be submitted by the lead applicant.

Applicants should have an open-ended UCL contract or a fixed-term contract which lasts until July 2019. Applicants are not required to have a doctorate, but do need to hold a role at one of the levels described above. Full details on eligibility can be found in the guidance document.


Launching in Rome, the Cities partnerships Programme is a new initiative which supports, funds and promotes academic collaborations in research and teaching with partners in global cities across the world. 

The initial focus on Europe is an expression of UCL’s commitment to our European partners: those who share our values and a clear emphasis on world-leading academic excellence. By focusing on a city rather than a specific organisation, UCL academics are able to work with the individuals and institutions that they feel are the best in their particular field, enabling a programme of activity in the city across multiple disciplines.


Up to £5,000 is available for each new project undertaken between 1 January 2019 and 31 July 2019.

In exceptional cases, applicants can bid for a higher budget if the project is likely to sow the seeds of a long-term collaboration. Please get in touch with the Academic Director of the Rome programme, Dr Florian Mussgnug if you wish to put forward an application for a higher amount.

How to apply

Applications closed at 5pm UK time on 30 November.

The recipients of the Cities partnership Programme's first funding round for academic activity in Rome have now been announced