UCL Research Domains


Social Science Plus

Social Science Plus is the Collaborative Social Science Domain's funding scheme that funds UCL social science led pilot projects that will lay the basis for future funding applications

Scheme outline

  • £10,000 for a UCL social science led cross-disciplinary (social science and non-social science) pilot/seed research project that will lay the basis for an external funding application (medium or large) with a strong social science component 
  • Principal Investigators and Co-investigators must be of post-doctoral standing or above and be employed by UCL during the life of the project
  • Applications must be genuninely inter/cross-disciplinary, innovative and research based
  • To date the scheme has invested over £120K in 12 projects and supported 37 collaborators across UCL and led to many follow-on projects, publications and networks.  A number of projects have helped secure over £1 million in research funding 
  • Generous funding from IOE and the Faculty of Engineering Sciences supported calls in 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24