UCL Grand Challenges


Funding Available

Details of funding available from UCL Grand Challenges.

UCL Grand Challenges funding supports cross-disciplinary collaborations that address societal problems. We offer strategic funding, and 'bottom up' funding opportunities for novel ideas, collaborations and approaches to support community building, societal impacts, and engagement beyond UCL. 

We run an annual Grand Challenges Small Grants programme. We also welcome speculative enquiries from UCL staff throughout the year. In addition, there are specific funding opportunities that arise, including special initiative calls that promote activity in strategic areas.

(Un)equal lives, (un)equal outcomes: visioning the future Grand Challenges Special Initiative 2023/24

  • Applications for projects costing up to £10,000 will be considered under this call. 
  • Project proposals are asked to address the foundations of different and intersecting inequalities, exploring their implications (and outcomes) at any and all levels and, critically, addressing possible responses - 'what works' locally or systemically.
  • Due to the UCL fiscal year end, all funding must be spent, and expenses must be identified and invoiced by 31st July 2024.

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Funding from UCL RIGE

UCL Grand Challenges' funding streams are part of UCL Research, Innovation & Global Engagement (RIGE)'s wider funding calls. Find out more about the other funding calls under UCL RIGE here.