Research and Innovation Portal


Develop your idea

Find ideas and advice to help you shape your research or innovation project.

    Explore funding opportunities

    Our 'Funding your project' page provides useful links to funding opportunities for research and innovation projects.

    Explore innovation opportunities

    RIS Innovation Service

    The Research & Innovation Services (RIS) Innovation Service provides support for projects and contracts that fall within UCL's charitable mission that cannot be classed as sponsored research. 

    UCL Innovation & Enterprise

    UCL Innovation & Enterprise can help take your ideas out into the world through industry partnerships, consultancies, funding, and commercialisation opportunities.

    Pathways include:

    • Knowledge exchange funding
    • Developing a partnership with external organisations
    • Creating a spinout or protecting your Intellectual Property (IP)
    • Offering consultancy services.

    Visit the Innovation & Enterprise For staff webpage to find out more about the support they offer. You can also join an information session on making your way in innovation and enterprise at UCL.

    Is my project sponsored research?

    Find out what criteria your project needs to meet to be classified as sponsored research.

    Sources of support at UCL

    In the first instance, speak with your faculty or department manager for tailored advice on developing your research ideas.

    Research Coordination Offices 

    UCL's Research Coordination Offices (RCOs) offer advice, support, and guidance on funding opportunities and developing grant proposals for fellowships, personal, and larger collaborative awards. They can also help you navigate to other sources of support at UCL. 

    Developing Grants and Fellowships SharePoint

    Created by the UCL RCOs and Organisational Development team, the Developing Grants and Fellowships SharePoint site provides a range of useful resources to support you with developing your research proposal.

    Contract Services

    Contact your department or faculty contracts manager as early as possible to discuss your plans to ensure the timely placement of agreements for your project.

    Other useful contacts

    The following UCL teams also offer advice, support, and guidance on funding opportunities and developing grant proposals.