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£10,000 for a social science led cross-disciplinary pilot project that will lay the basis for a major external funding application

Scheme outline

  • Up to £10,000 is available to support a social science led innovative, challenge-driven, cross-disciplinary pilot project
  • The project must lay the basis for a high quality and competitive major research application for external funding
  • Staff on ‘teaching and research’ contracts or ‘research only’ contracts at UCL who are at post-doctoral level (equivalent) or above are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators
  • An award can fund research assistance / research organisation activities
  • Our scheme cannot pay for applicants’ time for undertaking the proposed activities
  • Costed activities must be paid for by 31 July 2019
  • Exclusions and financial requirements
  • "All in one" overview of scheme requirements (scroll through the registration form)
  • Previous pilot projects
  • How to make an application
  • Application deadline: 10am, Thursday, 4 October 2018

Eligibility and other requirements

1. The Principal Investigator must be a UCL social scientist (based in any UCL dept., or faculty)

2. At least one of the Co-Investigators must be a UCL non-social scientist from across the disciplinary spectrum, based in any UCL dept., or faculty

3. There is scope for a Second Co-Investigator to join the team; this researcher can come from any discipline and be based in any UCL dept., or faculty Read our statement about the terms "social scientist" and "social science"

4. Staff on ‘teaching and research’ contracts or ‘research only’ contracts at UCL who are at post-doctoral level (equivalent) or above are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators

5. Teaching fellows, honorary fellows, PhD students, researchers at other institutions (UK and international), non-academic partners (UK and international) etc. can join  the research team as “Additional Collaborators”

6. In planning for the subsequent external funding application, the Principal Investigator must consider who would be an appropriate UCL social science Principal Investigator in terms of their grade and seniority, which will need to be commensurate with the scheme to which they will apply

7. Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators must be able to undertake and complete the proposed activities within the terms and, if applicable, length of their current contracts

8. The Principal Investigator's period of employment at UCL enables him/her to receive CSSD funding that will be administered by their department

9. The Principal Investigator may only submitting one application as a Principal Investigator in this call.  Principal Investigators may act as Co-Investigators in other applications

10. Unsuccessful applicants cannot receive detailed individual feedback

11. Successful applicants will be expected to submit a brief Outcomes Report

12. Successful applicants will be expected to acknowledge the support that they have received from CSSD in promotional materials related to the supported activities, and in attributable publications

How to make an application

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