UCL Grand Challenges


Work with us

We welcome collaboration with students, researchers, academics and professional services across UCL and with external partners, including with other higher education institutions (both local and international), third sector organisations, industry, and policy. We facilitate dialogue across disciplines and sectors to foster a culture of shared problem-solving which brings together the wealth of knowledge and expertise from academia, policy, and the wider world.

There are a range of ways that you can be part of UCL Grand Challenges:

Meet a collaborator

We can introduce you to other researchers across UCL who you could work with. Through groups on the Institutional Research Information System (IRIS) and through UCL Research Domains, you can signal your research interests and meet like-minded academics.

We run regular events and other opportunities to meet other researchers; find out more about collaborative working at UCL. We have established partnerships with external organisations, both academic and non-academic, including embassies, NGOs, publishers, and other universities around the world.


We provide many different funding schemes for researchers and we are happy to direct you to the opportunities available through other UCL offices, such as those at Faculty level. Find out more about funding opportunities.


We support UCL researchers to ensure their research reaches as wide an audience as possible, including:

Contact Us

To find out more about contact us by emailing grand-challenges@ucl.ac.uk to speak to a member of the team