Research and Innovation Portal


Funding your project

Find useful links to funding opportunities for research and innovation projects.

    Funding sources

    Find internal sources of funding

    Visit the websites listed below to find internal sources of funding.

    Find external sources of funding

    Discover funding opportunities from major research funders.

    Check limits

    Funders may ask UCL to limit the number of applicants who can be put forward for specific calls. In this case, usually the relevant Research Coordination Office (RCO) will coordinate an internal selection process. To find current internally managed calls visit your Faculty RCO website (UCL login required).

    Subscribe to useful newsletters

    Subscribe to the newsletters listed below to help you keep up to date on new funding opportunities.  

    Funding advice

    In the first instance, speak with your faculty or department manager for tailored advice. They will support you or guide you to the appropriate business service teams.  

    Research Coordination offices

    The UCL Research Coordination Offices (RCO) support fellowships, personal, and larger collaborative awards for researchers. They can help you to plan your applications and navigate to other sources of support at UCL. 

    Other useful contacts

    The following teams also offer support with finding and applying for funding.


    For queries regarding research-related agreements contact your Faculty contract manager.

    Before you start the application process

    Make sure you visit the Understanding the approval process page before starting any application. You should also refer to Develop your idea page for further information.

    Professional development funding

    UCL's Researcher-led Initiative Awards offer funding for early-stage research, teaching staff and postgraduate research students to design, develop and deliver innovative research skills, to support the personal or professional development of your peers.