UCL Grand Challenges


Get involved

UCL researchers can get involved in the Grand Challenge of Global Health in several ways.

Small Grants

We run a regular Small Grants programme offering funding for relevant cross-disciplinary projects of up to £4,000. Projects may include:

  • pilot research
  • academic and policy-focused workshops and conferences
  • public engagement activities which may involve lectures, films, plays, community outreach or 'citizen science'.

How to apply

Any UCL researcher of postdoctoral standing or above can apply for a Small Grant jointly with a researcher based in a different UCL faculty. External collaborators (academic or non-academic) can also be included in applications.

Major projects

The UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health has funded major events and projects. If you have an idea for a relevant research project that is cross-disciplinary in nature, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss it.

Roundtables and workshops

UCL Grand Challenges have helped to facilitate 'roundtables': informal, community-building gatherings of experts with a common interest in a subject, who might not otherwise find the opportunity to interact. If you have a subject that you think would excite academics from across disciplines at UCL and beyond, get in touch with us to find out if we can help put an event together.

Good ideas

The Grand Challenge of Global Health has a small fund to support ad-hoc good ideas that:

  • contribute to creating new cross-disciplinary research collaborations related to GCGH
  • contribute to undertaking cross-disciplinary research which aims to address GCGH priority themes

This could include: UK travel, catering costs for an event, communications/marketing of an event/research output.

If you are looking for funding for a research project, then our Small Grants programme is more suitable.

If you think you have a good idea that could benefit from GCGH support, please contact GCGH Coordinator Rebecca Taylor Telephone 020 7679 1420 (internal 21420). 

Please note that the GCGH Co-Chairs and Working Group are consulted in relation to requests for support. 

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