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 philanthropists. We aim to facilitate dialogue across silos, 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 the 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 with external organisations, both academic and non-academic, including embassies, NGOs, publications and other universities around the world.

Get funding

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.

Get your research out there

We want to support all UCL researchers to get their research out to as wide an audience as possible, including:

Contact Us

To find out more about what the Grand Challenges can offer you, including:

  • help finding a collaborator, either within UCL or an external partner
  • help accessing funding opportunities
  • help getting your cross-disciplinary work out to the public, policymakers or industry

...contact us by emailing grand-challenges@ucl.ac.uk to speak to a member of the team