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Post-Grad Community - Project Fund

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The Post-Grad Community Project Fund makes funds available to UAL postgraduate students to organise events, projects and cultural interventions that bring together postgraduate students from different disciplines, courses and colleges.

These funds are open to all postgraduate students at UAL including taught and research students:
MA, MPhil, MRes, MSc, PGDip, PGCert, PhD and Early Career Researchers.

Proposals are encouraged to respond to one of UAL’s 4 identified research themes, enabling students to become active participants in UAL’s research culture. Projects must not be a part of an individual/groups assessed course work.

  • The regular Project Fund award is up to £300, with a deadline each term.
  • The EXTRA Project Fund awards of £500 - £1,000 are available only in the spring term, to enable more ambitious projects.

Drop in surgeries and deadlines

  • Autumn term Drop in: 23 October 2019, Deadline: Midnight 30 October 2019
  • Spring term (EXTRA) Drop in: 8 January 2020, Deadline: Midnight 5 February 2020
  • Summer term Drop in: Wednesday 15 April 2020, Deadline: Midnight 22 April 2020

If successful, applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the published deadline and an electronic bank transfer will be raised within the following 2 weeks. For further information, to discuss your project prior to application or for help finding collaborators, contact

Research themes

Lend with Care - Tate Exchange Event - large group of the public writing
Healthy Design Collective (on the mend) - Lend with Care - Tate Exchange Event 2019

Lifelong Health and Wellbeing

Designing and creating for people’s life-long economic, social and health impact, in order to maximise societal gains and minimise issues of dependency, isolation, and inequality.

A group of students in a cave
'Hollow Chambers' postgrad students during a peer workshop inside Goatchurch Cavern, Cheddar. Photo: Chris Anderton

Living with Environmental Change

Using creative practice to expand our understanding of environmental change, social innovation and sustainable living and to change producer and consumer behaviours.

Shannon showing her painting to group of students
Black Bodies Brown Parasites 2019 - Shannon Bono and Sabrina Hassan.

Communities of Resilience

Using art and design to strengthen communities. Developing innovative and sustainable solutions, through co-design, co-creation, socially responsive practices and social entrepreneurship.

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'R U HERE? - in the place we call home' by Tongya Guan, Images by Unai Mateo Lopez, 2018

Digital Futures

Exploring through practice how technology affects lives, changes the way society interacts and impacts on communities, cultural production, future society and economic growth.

Project fund stories

Living Your Purpose

Mariama Wurie, Post Grad Community Ambassador studying MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice at LCC, shares her thoughts and motivations behind the screening of 'The Burial of Kojo' an event she organised for the Post-Grad Community at UAL.

Are you ready for the rush hour?

Mei-Feng Lin (MA Narative Enviroments CSM student) writes about her recent collaborative project in Bank Station that received support from the Post-Grad Community Project fund.