A proposed workshop should:
a) Seek to establish new approaches for possible research collaborations, including those needing input from researchers from diverse disciplinary and methodological backgrounds
b) Aim to build on existing, or establish new, links between UCL and French academic and research organisations in the arts, humanities and social sciences, broadly conceived
c) Be based on a research question (rather than on a discipline)
d) Take place, with the awarded funding spent and available to be reported back to the French Embassy, before 30th June 2019
e) Have the support and participation of at least one senior researcher based at UCL and at least one senior researcher based at a French institution (i.e. established academics / senior research fellows)
f) Be suitable for a minimum of 6-8 participants, including at least 3 participants from French institutions
g) Include Doctoral (PhD) students and postdoctoral researchers from both the UK and France
h) Be held over a 2-day period (a suggested format is given below)
i) Be held at UCL’s facilities and operate within the Workshop Budget (optimally around £2,500). It is intended that the budget for a workshop will, in addition to covering the costs of dinner for the 6-8 participants on Day 1, and lunch and refreshment costs on Day 2 of the workshop, also support the travel, accommodation (1 night) and subsistence costs of participants travelling from France.
j) Ideally to incorporate a public event, for instance a keynote given by the senior researchers from UCL and the participating French institutions.
Suggested Format of Workshop
Although the exact format of workshops is at the discretion of the organiser, a suggested workshop format is as follows:
Day 1: 14.00 arrival at UCL (to enable same-day journey start)
14.00-18.00 Workshop, public event or discussions
Day 2: 09.00-13.00 Continuation of and summation of workshop or discussions
14.00 Depart (to enable same-day journey end)
A minimum of 2 workshops will be assigned funding, assuming sufficient suitable applications.
Membership of Workshop Panel
• the Higher Education Attaché at the French Embassy and Institut Français
• another representative of the French Embassy/ Institut Français, appointed by the Higher Education Attaché
• the UCL Pro-Vice-Provost (Europe)
• another representative of UCL, appointed by the Pro-Vice-Provost
Method of Application
1) UCL lead applicants are invited to submit their proposals via the application portal below;
2) Information on individual participants (from UCL and from France) should be provided, indicating name, position, departmental/university affiliation, core research interest, up to 3 key relevant publications; brief information should be provided on at least 2 participants from UCL and 3 from French organisations;
3) Explicit commitment from all potential participants is not required at the time of application. However, if an application is selected for funding, data on the remaining participants will be required before the date of the proposed workshop is agreed.
4) While participants may come from a number of institutions, the lead UCL applicant should identify a lead institution in France.
5) Applications should include an estimate of costs for travel, accommodation, subsistence, dinner, workshop refreshments.
6) The deadline for applications is 17:00 on the 7th January 2019.
7) Applications will be assessed by a joint UCL-French Embassy panel and decisions announced by 30th January 2019.
8) By applying, applicants indicate their agreement to submit:
• A short report on the workshop (also indicating any planned follow-up activity) within 2 weeks of the date of the workshop;
• Photographs of the event, and permission for UCL and the French Embassy to use these to promote awareness of the link;
• 12 months after the workshop, on request from UCL GEO, a short update on any attributable further developments;
• A spreadsheet detailing all expenditure as well as a scanned copy of invoices / receipts by the 30th of June 2019.
Please note that successful applicants will be responsible for all the practical arrangements and logistical support for the workshop. The Global Engagement Office will provide logos for inclusion in workshop marketing materials. The Global Engagement Office and the French Embassy are generally unable to provide practical and logistical support for the workshops. Successful applicants must agree the dates of the workshop in advance with the French Embassy and the Global Engagement Office.
Deadline for receipt of applications: 17:00 on 7th January 2019
Decisions on applications communicated to awardees by: 30th January 2019
All activities must be completed and reported by: 30th June 2019