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Funding Opportunities

is the Department’s Research Grant Administrator; if you have any queries relating to research funding and preparing your application please do not hesitate to contact her.

Below we list any current funding opportunities that we've been asked to advertise.

 College Fellowships:

College Fellowships are usually listed with University Job Opportunities


Cambridge Funding Calls

Isaac Newton Trust

The Isaac Newton Trust was established in 1988 by Trinity College. The objects of the Trust are to promote learning, research and education in the University of Cambridge. The Trust makes grants for research purposes within Cambridge University, founded and contributes financially to the undergraduate Bursary Scheme and offers a number of other funding schemes for the University and its constituent Colleges.

Grants are awarded each year in March, July and November. Thirteen grants were awarded in July 2015.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION on research funding in the University of Cambridge, visit the Research Strategy Office website


External funding opportunities:

Research Professional funding opportunities database

The comprehensive Research Professional funding opportunities database offers researchers the opportunity to search for research funding in all disciplines from a wide range of sponsors in the UK and overseas.

The University of Cambridge subscribes to the Research Professional database and use is free of charge for all University members. From any computer within the University network, you can start searching directly by going to and choosing Self-registration or Campus Access.