News from the UCL Grand Challenges
The latest news from UCL Grand Challenges HQ, including news of new initiatives and funding opportunities for interdisciplinary research.
A new partnership between UCL and Hong Kong University (HKU) has been established to encourage joint research relating to the UCL Grand Challenges.
Published: Nov 21, 2017 2:48:08 PM
The UCL Grand Challenges have awarded over £60,000 in funding to 15 cross-disciplinary projects, bringing academics, post-doctoral researchers and staff of Professional Services departments from across the University together to tackle some of the major problems affecting the world. Pairs of researchers from different Faculties, or from a Faculty and Professional Services, applied for Small Grant funding for activities relating to the Grand Challenges’ Priority Themes, including Brexit, Adolescent Wellbeing, Access & Participation and Food. Successful applicants have been awarded up to £5000 to complete projects in the coming academic year, 2017-18.
Published: Aug 4, 2017 12:07:17 PM
UCL and Hong Kong University (HKU) established a new partnership during academic year 2016-17 encouraging joint research relating to the UCL Grand Challenges. The new scheme specifically encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration in support of research focused on some of the world’s greatest challenges. Following the scheme’s first call for proposal, for joint activities in 2016-17, the second call, for activities in 2017-18 will close at 23.59 BST on Saturday 30th September 2017.
Published: Jul 19, 2017 9:53:15 AM
Over £29,000 has been awarded to 16 projects in the first ever Grand Challenges small grants scheme run through the UCL Doctoral School.
Published: Jun 29, 2017 4:54:28 PM
Urban Lab Films presents 'Cities of Sleep'
Published: Mar 13, 2017 3:43:46 PM
The UCL Grand Challenges have launched the first small grants call since the programme expanded to six areas of cross-disciplinary focus. UCL academics (including honorary researchers) at postdoctoral level or above can now apply for up to £4,000 in funding for a research-informed, societally relevant, cross-disciplinary activity, addressing one of the Priority Themes of the Grand Challenges.
Published: Feb 10, 2017 11:34:18 AM
A group of researchers supported by the Grand Challenges programme have published a critique of India's latest budget and its implications for healthcare in the country in The Lancet.
Published: Feb 9, 2017 3:56:24 PM
Over 700 students – mostly undergraduates – took part in exciting summer courses in 2016 themed around the UCL Grand Challenges, as the programme continues to grow.
Published: Jan 27, 2017 4:48:20 PM
A new link between UCL and Hong Kong University (HKU) is set to benefit the innovative Grand Challenges programme. The new partnership between HKU and UCL specifically encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration in support of research focused on some of the world’s greatest challenges. There are two deadlines for joint proposals: one on the 31 January 2017; the other in seven months – 31 August 2017.
Published: Jan 17, 2017 3:32:35 PM
Grand Challenges related UCL News
The latest news about or relating to the UCL Grand Challenges, including interdisciplinary research and analysis in the fields of the six Challenges.
Today Monday 20 November 2017, this year's UCL Lancet lecture welcomes Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch MP and former Development Cooperation Minister to speak on sexual and reproductive health and President Trump's reinstatement of the global gag rule.
Published: Nov 20, 2017 10:54:27 AM
Building on the Round Table on Working Parents post Brexit, which took place in May 2017, the Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality is organising a seminar on inequalities in access to parental leave and flexible working.
Published: Nov 7, 2017 6:21:41 PM
Challenge of Justice and Equality report investigates the mid-level non-university
skills gap many employers face and the routes to undertaking technical and
vocational education for the over 25s in England.
Published: Nov 7, 2017 5:56:42 PM
The Grand Challenges have produced this video, detailing the work done by Dr Robert Biel, from the Development Planning Unit in the UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment.
Published: Nov 2, 2017 5:13:26 PM
Calling UCL students with an interest in global health who are free in the late afternoon on Monday 20 November!
Published: Nov 2, 2017 11:26:31 AM
UCL is joining forces
with some of the leading institutions and funders in global health to
organise a Global Health Day conference on Monday 4 December 2017 at the Francis Crick Institute in London.
Published: Oct 18, 2017 6:44:22 PM
This year's UCL Lancet lecture on global health is pleased to welcome Dutch MP and Foreign Trade and Cooperation Development Minister Liliane Ploumen to speak on sexual and reproductive health.
Published: Oct 16, 2017 5:07:47 PM
*THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT - YOU CAN HOWEVER JOIN THE WAITING LIST*
Published: Oct 3, 2017 12:22:49 PM
A new free app developed by a team at UCL aims to help people boost their wellbeing by discovering the built environment around them.
Published: Oct 3, 2017 11:21:02 AM
The Grand Challenge of Global Health and the Institute for Advanced Studies are pleased to invite people to attend a talk on "NCDs in Africa: Sugar disease, bitter medicine - diabetes in urban Ghana" delivered by University of Ghana visiting scholar Professor Ama de Graft Aikins.
Published: Sep 25, 2017 10:13:13 AM