UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


Take bold action for inclusion

In alignment with our MAPS EDI Strategic plan, we are opening the first ever MAPS EDI Funding Call “Take bold action for inclusion.” The aim is to provide support to EDI initiatives that focus on developing or strengthening inclusive environments for staff or students in the Faculty. Depending on the availability of funding, we are planning to fund 7 projects for up to £3,000 each. The projects should address inclusivity regarding, but not limited to, disability, the LGBTQ+ community, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief, or socio-economic background.

Funding Call “Take bold action for inclusion.”

Application deadline: Friday 9 December 2022 by 5pm
Funding period: 19 December 2022 to 31 July 2023. 
Funding decision will be communicated by 16 December 2022

To apply please fill the online application form which can be found here. To help you prepare your application, we are also providing a PDF file with the questions asked in the online form.

Application Form: Take bold action for inclusion

If you have any questions about this funding call, please contact us at maps.edi@ucl.ac.uk

Who can apply?

The lead applicant must be a member of staff or PhD student, but the project may be done in collaboration with undergraduate, postgraduate taught and/or research graduate students. We would like to encourage applications from departmental EDI-related networks, departmental EDI committees, and any individual member of staff passionate about taking bold action for inclusion.


A Faculty panel will assess the proposals. All applications should clearly show that the proposed project:

  • is relevant to MAPS EDI Strategy 2019-2022,
  • will be completed within the funding period (19 December 2022 to 31 July 2023),
  • has a clearly defined target audience, and
  • has a clearly defined intended impact.

We encourage you to submit projects that foster collaboration between departments or institutes in the Faculty. Successful applicants will need to provide a narrative project report and a financial report of expenditure against budget by 31 July 2023.