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UCL's Festival of Ageing Research Prize Workshop, 12-13 December 2013

UCL Grand Challenges

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UCL's Festival of Ageing Research Prize Workshop

Thursday 12-Friday 13 December 2013 (venue, programme and exact times will be confirmed to successful applicants)

  • Workshop theme: Keeping people active, independent and well in later life
  • £10,000 research prize for the best project developed at this workshop
  • Only 16 places are available
  • Open to all disciplines across UCL


  • You must be either an UCL member of staff or student
  • Applications are welcome from senior to junior researchers at UCL but, as a minimum requirement, students must be studying for a PhD at UCL
  • You will need to attend as many of the UCL Festival of Ageing events as you can
  • You must apply for a place at the workshop via an online application form
  • Application deadline: 9am, Wednesday, 20 November 2013. Successful applicants will be notified in the week beginning 25 November 2013.

This is your opportunity to spend one and a half days working in cross-disciplinary project groups to formulate a research proposal addresses the problem of ‘keeping people active, independent and well in later life’.  The workshop will be open for for project formulation but an example of a cross-disciplinary problem that requires cross-disciplinary answers would be how do people with declining cognitive function cope with things such as the bus system in order to maintain their attendance at an older people’s social club?

An expert panel will judge the various projects and the winning team will be awarded a £10,000 research prize to develop their proposal over the course of one year.

This innovative workshop, led by a professional facilitator, will build upon the questions that emerge during the course of UCL's Ageing Festival and will stimulate new thinking about ageing as well as catalyse new collaborations at UCL. The workshop will be the concluding event of UCL's Ageing Festival


This workshop is convened by Nick Tyler (Director, UCL Crucible and Chadwick Chair of Civil Engineering, Dept of Civil, Environ & Geomatic Engineering, UCL) and Kate Walters (Senior Clinical Lecturer, Primary Care & Population Health, UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health).

Expert Panel
Nick Tyler
Kate Walters
And three others TBC

Do you have questions about UCL's Festival of Ageing Research Prize Workshop, 12-13 December 2013? Contact UCL Grand Challenges


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