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Cutting-edge research lies at the heart of the faculty鈥檚 work. The faculty is focused not only on nurturing excellence in discipline-based research, but in enhancing cross-disciplinary exchanges and increasing research鈥檚 impact on society.

The faculty is a major research powerhouse, making substantial contributions to fields across the natural sciences.听

Research Impact

Research Impact

Dynamic and ground-breaking research has been undertaken by departments across the faculty and our research power has been recognised in REF 2021 results.

Funding Opportunities

Research Funding and Support

For more information or sign up to the various funding alerts, help finding and winning funding opportunities, see the following resources.

Meet the research team

Meet the Research team

Find out who to contact about research coordination in the faculty and in your department, and who can support your grant applications.

Training & Development

Researcher Training and Development

果冻影院 offers a wide range of training and workshops to help develop your career, including both personal and professional skills

    MAPS Early Career Researchers Forum

    MAPS Early Career Researchers Forum

    To lead on the provision of support for the wellbeing, professional development and career progress of ECRs...

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    MAPS Research History

    Cutting-edge research lies at the heart of the faculty鈥檚 work. As well as being a core objective of 果冻影院 as a research-intensive university, research informs and inspires teaching in the faculty.

    With research income of around 拢40m per year, the faculty is a major research powerhouse, making substantial contributions to fields across the natural sciences. Against a background of flat or falling funding in much of the sector, the faculty鈥檚 research budgets have bucked the trend, rising steadily in recent years. Budgets are expected to continue evolving this way, and 果冻影院 has exciting plans for further expansion, including a second campus in East London.

    果冻影院 has a long history in the natural sciences, pioneering the study and teaching of these fields from its foundation in 1826. Among students and academics have been Nobel and Fields laureates, with many famous names passing through the faculty鈥檚 doors over the centuries.

    Today, the faculty continues to perform strongly in pure and applied research, winning major funding through research council grants, as well as engaging with private enterprise, working with industry and generating spin-off companies. The faculty's research also has a direct impact on public policy, both in the UK and abroad.

    Individual researchers and research groups within 果冻影院 are playing key leadership roles within major international projects (such as the LHC, Dark Energy Survey, Solar Obiter, UK Catalysis Hub and many others). Faculty staff have been successful in attracting research income from the research councils, European FP7 and ERC, Royal Society, Leverhulme and other funding agencies.

    In line with 果冻影院鈥檚 research strategy, the faculty is focused not only on nurturing excellence in discipline-based research, but in enhancing cross-disciplinary exchanges and increasing research鈥檚 impact on society.

    To this end, there is extensive collaboration between the faculty鈥檚 departments and the rest of 果冻影院, especially in engineering and the biomedical sciences. These objectives are also served by the cross-disciplinary research hubs within the faculty, namely the Centre for Planetary Sciences (bringing together researchers from Earth Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, the Mullard Space Science Laboratory and Birkbeck College), the Institute of Origins (co-ordinating research in the broad areas of the origins of the Universe and origins of life) and the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction (combining sociological, economic, legal and scientific research into natural disasters).

    In addition, two of the faculty鈥檚 departments are interdisciplinary by the nature of their work: Science and Technology Studies, which carries out research in the sociology, policy, history, philosophy and public understanding of science; and the London Centre for Nanotechnology, which brings together chemistry, physics and biomedical sciences at its 果冻影院 headquarters and at its site at Imperial College London.听听

    The faculty participates in 果冻影院鈥檚 four Grand Challenges 鈥 overarching themes guiding the institution鈥檚 research towards broad social goals 鈥 and in the overall 果冻影院 research strategy guided by the Vice-Provost (Research).听

    MAPS Faculty Research Board

    The BEAMS School Research Funding Office helps researchers in the faculty to identify potential funding sources for their research and to develop strong applications with the best possible chance of success. They also coordinate and develop large-scale strategic bids.听The team can be contacted with any funding-related queries, and offer advice on funding opportunities and potential applications.听


    Beams research funding
    BEAMS Research Funding Office

    The BEAMS School Research Funding Office helps researchers in the faculty to identify potential funding sources for their research and to develop strong applications with the best possible chance of success. They also coordinate and develop large-scale strategic bids.听The team can be contacted with any funding-related queries, and offer advice on funding opportunities and potential applications.


    Two of the faculty鈥檚 departments are interdisciplinary by the nature of their work: Science and Technology Studies, which carries out research in the sociology, policy, history, philosophy and public understanding of science; and the London Centre for Nanotechnology, which brings together chemistry, physics and biomedical sciences at its 果冻影院 headquarters and at its site at Imperial College London.

    Resources

    果冻影院 offers a wide range of training and workshops to help develop your career, including both personal and professional skills.听

    Get in contact:

    Faculty Vice Dean for Research
    Andrew Wills
    a.s.wills@ucl.ac.uk

    Get in contact:

    MAPS Research Coordinator听
    Cindy Li
    se.li@ucl.ac.uk