• Introducing the UCL Grand Challenges 

    Introducing the UCL Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges Small Grants Scheme


  • This scheme is not intended for support of studies in basic sciences, or research that is exclusively or mainly lab-based
  • The scheme will only fund activities in the 12-month period 1 August 2016 - 31 July 2017. After 31 July 2017 the funding will expire. No exceptions will be made
  • Activities should be completed by 30 September 2017

1. What do we fund?

2. What we do not fund

3. What do we mean by impact?

4. Who is eligible to apply?

5. What are our areas of interest?

6. Can you offer advice on my application?

7. What are our reporting requirements?

8. What are the key dates in 2016/17?

6 April 2016
Launch of Small Grants Scheme and Advice Line
9am, 1 June 2016 Deadline for applications
Week beginning 4 July 2016 Successful applications announced
By 30 September 2016 First applicant provides departmental account code for transfer of award
31 July 2017 Funds expire
End of September 2017 Completion of activities

November 2017

Completion of impact reports

9. Terms and conditions

Application process
Once an application has been submitted you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation please contact Michael Reade (m.reade@ucl.ac.uk / 020 7679 8713 / internal: 28713

Applications will be assessed by panels comprising staff of Office of the Vice-Provost (Research) and representatives from the UCL Grand Challenge Executive Groups.

Once you have read these guidance notes, please use the online form to submit an application for Small Grants funding.

  • A Word document for your answers to the free text questions, that can be cut and pasted into our online application form, is available.
Apply for Small Grants Funding

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