UCL Grand Challenges


UCL 2034 Grants awarded

In 2016, the Grand Challenges awarded eight grants for projects aligned to UCL 2034, the Provost's 20 year institutional development strategy for UCL.

Each of the projects is aligned to one of the Grand Challenges and has been awarded up to £10,000 for cross-disciplinary or co-production activity between researchers in different UCL faculties, or between UCL and external partners (academic or non-academic).

The successful projects were:

Global Health

'Detect and Prevent' - Designing Diagnostic Environments for the Early Detection and Prevention of TB Transmission in Custodial Space - a UK / Tanzania joint participatory research design workshop Professor Timothy McHugh (Medical Sciences) Philip Astley (The Bartlett)  £5,300 

Human Wellbeing

Connecting wearable sensors Dr Sally Day (Engineering Sciences) Professor Sandy Black (London College of Fashion) £8,439
Paralympicopolis: A pop-up Global Disability Innovation Hub  Dr Maria Kett (Population Health Sciences)  Paul Brickell (London Legacy Development Corporation) £10,000
Refugees as humanitarian professionals: understanding the role of Syrian refugees in community-based service delivery in Lebanon Tejendra Pherali (Institute of Education) Dr Karl Blanchet (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) £9,905

Cultural Understanding

Facilitating the introduction of brief psychological interventions to China Dr Caroline Selai (Brain Sciences) Dr Katharine Carruthers (Institute of Education)  £1,200 
Transnational engagement via networked performances Professor Nick Tyler (Engineering Sciences)  Don Foresta (MARCEL)  £9,110 

Sustainable Cities

Making Olympicopolis Work for Youth: building pathways to creative employment in East London Dr Konrad Miciukiewicz (The Bartlett)  Rosie Holcroft (London Legacy Development Corporation)  £9,988 
 The Circular Cities Research Hub Dr Joanna Williams (The Bartlett) Stephanie Hubold (Ellen Macarthur Foundation) £10,000