Support for staff and students
The Office of the Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement) oversees a number of programmes and initiatives designed to support researchers at UCL. These include advice and guidance on finding and applying for funding, advice on research policy, supporting researchers with impact, and facilitating new partnerships and collaborations.
We fund research at UCL through a number of programmes throughout the year.
Our Research Coordination Teams provide advice, support and guidance on finding and applying for external research funding. They also coordinate applications for large-scale funding calls and organise events and training through the UCL Research Domains.
- BEAMS Research Coordination Office (UCL login required)
- LASH/IOE Research Coordination Office (UCL login required)
- Research Coordination Office for Life & Medical Sciences
We can also offer advice and support to researchers on Research Council-funded projects to ensure they meet reporting requirements through Researchfish. You can also find information about Research Fellowships at UCL here.
Research Excellence Framework (REF), evaluation and impact
The UCL REF team, based in the Office of the Vice Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement), is responsible for coordinating the preparation and submission of UCL’s REF data. The Impact (Research & Institutional) team monitors and supports impact arising from research at UCL and coordinates the preparation of Impact case Studies for the REF. Find out more about who to contact and what support is available.
Research, Innovation & Global Engagement support services
The UCL Doctoral School is committed to ensuring that the quality of research training at UCL is at the highest international level. It aims to ensure that research students and supervisors work in a high quality research training environment.
UCL Grand Challenges harnesses the expertise of the UCL community to address complex societal and environmental challenges. Grass-roots and strategic grant schemes support cross-disciplinary, cross-boundary and co-creative collaborations - testing novel research ideas and research-related activities.
Innovation and Enterprise offer a wide range of support, training and advice on how researchers can build connections between academia and industry.
UCL Library teams provide a wide range of guidance and access to information to support research staff. They can advise you on finding information, disseminating your research, open access and data management.
UCL’s Organisational Development Team offer a wide range of training and development programmes, including the Research Staff Development Programme, Doctoral Skills Development programmes and courses that are open to all staff.
Research & Innovation Services offer support and advice on externally funded research, including applying for and managing funding, research contracts, and EU funding.
Signposting portal with comprehensive guidance and resources for academic, project researchers and professional service staff delivering research and innovation projects.
The UCL Impact (Research & Institutional) team provides guidance on research impact, monitors impacts emerging from excellent research at UCL, and manages the main UCL Impact site.
UCL ARC (Advanced Research Computing Centre) help you make the best use of IT when managing and carrying out your research. They provide access to a wide range of IT facilities, advise on research data management and storage, and offer training for research IT skills.
Global Engagement (GE) facilitates and strengthens collaborations between people at UCL and diverse partners across the world. We are driven by the belief that with the right mix of minds, anything is possible.