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UCL Research Challenges 2009: open for bidding

13 May 2009


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  • Bidding is now open for the UCL Research Challenges 2009.

    UCL Research Challenges is a unique scheme that asks everyone in the UCL community - staff, students and alumni - for their ideas about new areas for research, and then awards funds totalling £50,000 each year to help kick-start research projects focusing on those areas.

    This year, the Research Challenges Board decided to look for themes of potential strength at UCL which have not, to date, received the funding and publicity they deserve.

    After consultation with staff, students and alumni, the following themes were selected:

    • Film studies
    • Stem cell research in stroke illness
    • Future of food
    • Global governance
    • Migration
    • Security
    • Human rights
    • Evolution of multi-cellular life

    Bids should be presented on a single side of A4 and received by 15 June 2009. The competition rules can be accessed here.

    A total of £50,000 is available, with a maximum bid of £25,000. Winning bids from previous competitions can be found on the Research Challenges site. 

    Following the bid, a second round of shortlisting will take place, and a selection of applicants will be asked to provide further supporting material.

    For queries or further details about the competition, please contact Professor Jo Wolff.