Bridging the Gaps
12 August 2008
Working across disciplinary boundaries can be challenging. To foster new interdisciplinary links through a year long project, the Bridging the Gaps research competition is offering funding that will allow two academics from different departments to shape a project and recruit an MSc student who will work on it throughout their studies.
The Bridging the Gaps MSc Competition is offering two awards of £6,000 to support interdepartmental student projects in 2008/09.
The award is intended to cover a student's course fees, with any excess being paid as a stipend to the student. The competition aims to build interdisciplinary links between supervisors, and introduce MSc students to interdisciplinary research.
To enter, a pair of UCL staff must identify an area of urban sustainability research that crosses disciplines, has the potential to produce new findings, and can be investigated in a project suitable for an MSc student.
Entries must come from a pair of supervisors from different departments at UCL, and at least one of the entrants must be an early career researcher (up to Reader level). Entries must be received by 22nd August 2008.
To find out more about Bridging the Gaps, and to learn about the MSc competition/download an application form, use the links at the top of the article.
About Bridging the Gaps
Bridging the Gaps: Sustainable Urban Spaces is an EPSRC funded programme which is supporting and developing inter-disciplinary urban sustainability research at UCL. The Bridging the Gaps programme is doing this by running activities, and providing funding, that allows UCL staff from different departments to work together.