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Funding

Major research funding

The Research Operations Office website provides information about the major funders of University of Cambridge research, as well as details on how to cost research projects and apply for funding. 

They also provide access to the Research Professional Database, which allows you to search for discipline-specific funding from UK, EC and international sources.

The office is organised into School teams, which provide dedicated support to researchers applying for grant funding.

For researchers in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences – you can find more information about different sources of funding in these disciplines here.

 

Travel & other funding

British Council Researcher Links – funded workshops and travel grants to allow early career researchers to spend up to three months in a partner country.

EURAXESS UK funding database – search for funding opportunities based on location, discipline and type of funding (includes travel to conferences, meeting organisation, short visits, longer fellowships, and PhD studentships).

Public Engagement Seed Fund – University of Cambridge researchers can apply for small grants (£300 - £3,000) to undertake innovative, research-focused public engagement activities.

Cambridge Shorts – a project to support early career researchers to make professional quality short films with local artists and filmmakers.

Public Engagement Bulletin – subscribe to receive monthly updates from the University’s Public Engagement team about upcoming awards, opportunities and grants.

 

Open access & publication

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 where manuscripts can be uploaded to the institutional repository.

The Research Data Management team can help you with all aspects of research data management – from experimental design, organising and backing up your data, to data deposition and sharing.

The Office of Scholarly Communication assists researchers with publishing their research findings.

The Open Access team provides advice and guidance on making research publications freely available in the public domain. 

The Research Communications team can help you with promoting your research through the media.

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