Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Grants for Research Workshops

15 December 2022

The IAS is offering up to four grants of £2,500 to support teams of researchers who wish to come together for exploratory work on a cross-disciplinary theme or topic.

photo of person writing at a research workshop

The idea is that c. £1,000 of the grant will be spent on employing one or two PhD students to organise up to three workshops for relevant UCL staff and research students; the remainder, up to £1,500, will fund those workshops (invited speakers, catering).

These workshops are intended to build intellectual community and enable intellectual exchange with a view to generating further grant applications, such as to Grand Challenges or to external funders.  We are looking to create opportunities for people across UCL to explore cutting-edge cross-disciplinary possibilities in an informal format.

  • Projects should include researchers from at least three disciplines. 
  • Each project should be convened by a permanent member of academic staff based in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, SSEES or the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences. We envisage each project having a core team of 3-5 people. At least one other member of the core team should also be from A&H or SHS. The core team may include postdoctoral researchers but not PGR students (although their participation in workshops is strongly encouraged). 

Deadline for submission

15 January 2023

Download the application form (Word)