2019-20 Call Outline
Up to £2,500 for cross-faculty partnerships between UCL doctoral students
- All UCL registered doctoral students (full or part time) are eligible to apply, i.e. MPhil/PhD, Eng D, MD (Res), or professional doctorate students
- Postdoctoral Research Assistants (in their first postdoctoral appointment) may also apply, but one applicant must be a doctoral student
- Awards of up to £2,500 are available
- You can apply for any amount between £500 and £2,500
- We welcome applications at any funding level, your activity does not have to be very expensive or highly ambitious to be considered
- Activities should relate to one of the UCL Grand Challenges
- Proposals should be relevant to society and be informed by your research
- We are particularly interested in proposals that address the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
- Suitable activities include, but are not limited to, workshops, conferences and public events
- Proposals should add value to the applicants' studies
- You must get a short statement of support from your departmental graduate tutor
- Awards are for activities that run in academic year 2019/20 (funding is availble until 31 July 2020)
- Applicants must be based in different faculties
- First and second applicants are equally important—awards will be held in an account in the first applicant's department.
The Grand Challenges Doctoral Students' Small Grants scheme is a partnership between the UCL Doctoral School and UCL Grand Challenges. The first call for proposals, announced in the Spring Term of 2016-17, resulted in 16 awards for joint GC Doctoral Students' small grant activity in 2017-18. A further annual call and a special call to support the work of the UCL Research Domain has produced more doctoral student collaborations.
The Doctoral scheme is based on the GC programme's annual small grants scheme inviting grass-roots thinking on societal problems that demand cross-disciplinary attention. It provides an opportunity for pairings of UCL research students from different Faculties, registered for doctoral degree studies, to bring complementary domains of disciplinary expertise to bear on issues of relevance to UCL's six Grand Challenges:
GC Doctoral Students' small grant awardees will be invited to submit their outcome reports for consideration in a planned 'Pathways to Impact' prize competition.