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'(Un)equal Lives, (Un)equal Outcomes: Visioning the Future' Special Initiative 2023/24 Call [closed]

Funding of up to £10,000 is now available for innovative, cross-disciplinary activities that generate societal impact addressing the theme '(Un)equal Lives, (Un)equal Outcomes: Visioning the future'.

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9 November 2023

'(Un)equal Lives, (Un)equal Outcomes: Visioning the future' 

Deadline for applications: Monday 11 December 2023, 17.00 (GMT).

This special initiative seeks to support activities focused upon understanding ‘what works where and why’ to take steps toward more equal futures. It will support solutions-focused projects generating ideas of how to redesign systems and structures ideas, in line with UCL’s tradition of disruptive thinking.

  • Funding

Applications for projects costing up to £10,000 will be considered under this call. Due to the UCL fiscal year end, all funding must be spent, and expenses must be identified and invoiced, by 31st July 2024.

  • Eligibility

First Applicants must be UCL staff – either researchers in academic Faculties or Professional Services. 

Second Applicants can be either UCL staff (researchers in academic Faculties or Professional Services) or external partners – either academic (i.e. at another university) or non-academic (e.g. at a policy, third sector, charity, community, or business organisation).

  • How to Apply

Read the full guidance and eligibility criteria for the call. In order to be eligible for funding, please complete a short application form and then submit your proposal using the online form.

Step One

Download and complete the application form.

Rename the application form using the format: "First Applicant Family Name and Second Applicant Family Name".

Download the Form

Step Two

Register your project using the submission form.

Upload your completed application form (please convert to pdf, if possible).

Submit Proposal

 Please Note: Applications must be made using the online system. We will not accept emailed applications.

The deadline for applications is Monday 11 December 2023, 17.00 (GMT).

If you have any questions, or require the form in an alternative format, please email Ethne James-Souch (e.james-souch@ucl.ac.uk).