Strategic Research Fund – 2017 Guidance for requests

The Strategic Research Fund is intended to support strategic initiatives in the department to help develop the research activities and their impact.  

Conference funding requests should be submitted with the required form to Sarah Turnbull.  Academic staff who are at lecturer level or Research Staff will also require a letter of support from their line  manager, and they will be responsible for acquiring the letter of support prior to submitting the application.

Non-conference funding requests should be submitted by way of a written proposal with all relevant details. The includes addressing the following questions:

  • What is the money for?
  • What is the breakdown of costings?
  • Why should the department support this from the strategic research fund?

Every non-conference funding request will also require a letter of support from a senior member of the research group of the requester (or another member of UCL who is an expert in the area of the proposed research). The requester is responsible for acquiring the letter of support prior to submitting the application. A requester is not allowed to write his/her own letter of support.

Note, if the request is 10K or more, or