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Research funding

The University of Cambridge subscribes to the Research Professional database and this tool is free to use for University members. This database offers researchers the opportunity to search for funding across all disciplines and searches a wide range of sponsors in the UK and overseas. It is an excellent starting point in finding out what funding opportunities are available. For details of how to use the database, please see the Research Operations Office website.

Travel Funding

Physiological Society Offers small grants (£400-£700) to attend international meetings, high success rate. This society requires that you present at one of their meetings first and is probably not ideally suited to those in the prevention group. Requires membership before application. 

Travel and other small grants for STEM postdocs, please click here.

Research grants - finding and applying for them for AHSS postdocs, please click here.

Small Grants Overview for AHSS postdocs, please click here.

The University provides travel insurance for employees whilst travelling abroad on University of Cambridge business. Click here for more information

Applying for grants

The Research Operations Office provides assistance to academics, departmental administrators and research support staff when applying for research grant funding. It also provides assistance to postdocs who have decided to apply for a research grant ONCE they have:

  1. Secured the support of their Head of Department
  2. Checked  the eligibility requirements set out by the funder they have chosen to apply to.

The Office is organised into School Teams, which provide dedicated support to our colleagues in the School Offices, Faculties and Departments. The four School Teams are:

Research integrity and ethics

The University of Cambridge is committed to achieving excellence in research and scholarship. The pursuit of excellent research and the fulfilment of our responsibilities to participants in research, research users and the wider community require the maintenance of the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

The University expects all researchers, be they staff, students or visitors to the University, to abide by national, European and international standards of research integrity. UK standards for research integrity are set out in Universities UK’s Concordat to Support Research Integrity.

The University also provides policies and guidance on best practice in research ethics and integrity through the University’s research ethics and integrity website:

Open access

Research funders are increasingly requiring researchers to make their publications freely available online. To help researchers meet the requirements of open access, the University has established an advice site at, where manuscripts can be uploaded to the institutional repository.

Managing research data

The University Library provides detailed guidance on planning, creating, organising, sharing and looking after electronic research materials. Visit


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The Returning Carers Scheme provides funds to support career development following a career break or a period of leave for caring responsibilities.

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