- Department Trust Funds
- Graduate Student Funds
- Cambridge funding calls
- External funding opportunities
Anastasia Nezhentseva 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.
Here we will list any current funding calls that we've been asked to advertise.
The application should be made by the designated research supervisor, on behalf of the named candidate. It should include:
(a) A brief description of the proposed research project, noting its relevance to colloid science, the starting date and the period of the award sought
(b) The CV of the candidate (including research interests and academic performance to date as well as position in class as x/y) and two references, at least one of which should be external to Cambridge.
(c) A completed copy of the cover sheet form which accompanies .
Please send this to: Secretary of the Committee of Management, School of the Physical Sciences, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX by 24 January 2014.
The award provides a grant at current EPSRC rates and University and College Fees at the home rate. Non European Union students will be expected to be able to cover the extra expense of their fees, whether through another award or by other means. The studentship also attracts a contribution towards consumables and travel costs of £7k pa. Special cases for an increase in this figure may be considered at the discretion of the Committee of Management.
The period of the maintenance grant is 42 months, and the contributions for consumables and for college fees are 36 months (three years).
For this year, the Committee expects to have one, or possibly two, Studentships at its disposal. It hopes to make a decision by the beginning of March 2014.
Deadline 6th December 2013
The AXA Research Fund invites applications for full time Chair positions working in research fields dedicated to a better understanding of risk. Please note that the AXA Research Fund funding covers only chair salary costs and that institutions are expected to cover the other related expenditure.
The call is restricted and each institution is allowed to submit one application. An internal selection process will be set up.Please refer to the AXA Guidance document for the full information (http://www.axa-research.org/chairs, http://www.axa-research.org/sites/dev/files/A-Howtoobtain-Modus/Chairs_2014%20Final.pdf and http://www.axa-research.org/faq-chairs). Examples of Chair programmes AXA Research Fund has previously funded are available here: http://www.axa-research.org/press-releases
Two Programmes are available:
AXA Chair Position – a permanent full time chair post. As a guideline, a single endowment payment for successful applications will be in the range 0,5m€ to 2,5m€; for an annual payment of €90.000 to €120.000.
AXA Successional Chair – a longer term visiting chair programme, where successive world class researchers will be attracted from other institutions to fixed term appointments. As a guideline, single endowment payment of successful applications will be in the range 0,3m€ to 1,8m€; for an annual payment of €60.000 to €90.000.
i.Expression of Interest – In order to assess the number of applications and the disciplines of proposed candidates, the Expressions of Interest should be submitted by the School office to email@example.com by 6th December 2013. The EoI should be maximum 500 words long and should include:
- Name of the Department proposing the candidate
- Name and Institution of the Candidate
- Case for Support
- Confirmation that the Department / School will provide requested financial contribution (the overhead charge, any other non-recurrent costs such as space, start-up costs etc as well as the shortfall in case the income is insufficient to meet salary costs).
ii.Internal Selection - The documentation for the internal selection should be submitted by the School office to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17th January 2014. It should include:
- Case for Support, to address:
ii. alignment of the proposed research programme with the AXA remit
iii. alignment with the academic strategy of the School or Department
iv. academic excellence, track record and international reputation of the proposed candidate
- CV and publications list of the proposed candidate
- 2 references (at least one international) for the proposed candidate, outlining why he / she is recommended for the appointment
- A support letter by the Head of School, confirming School’s full support for the application as well as that the requested financial contribution will be provided. The financial contribution to cover: overhead charge, any other non-recurrent costs such as space, start-up costs etc as well as shortfall in case the income is insufficient to meet salary costs.
Following the Internal Selection deadline, the Selection Committee will meet to consider all applications and a paper outlining resource implications will be presented for consideration at the Resource Management Committee.
Please note that Head of School and Head of Department should be fully supportive of creating the new professorship post, and able to dedicate time to working with CUDO on the application.
Sponsor deadline: 30th May 2014
The Medical Research Council Cancer Unit is a leading centre for cancer research in the UK. Our aim is to undertake research into cancer biology that can be translated into clinical practice to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancers. The Unit is part of the University of Cambridge, and based within the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We possess excellent research facilities, strong collaborations with clinicians and colleagues in other disciplines, and a vibrant and supportive working environment.
We have MRC-funded PhD opportunities for entry in October 2014 available in the following areas:
- Stem cells and cancer-Dr Phil Jones
- The role of altered metabolism in tumorigenesis-Dr Christian Frezza
- Molecular basis of cancer metastasis –Dr Sakari Vanharanta
- Stromafunction in the tumour microenvironment-Dr Jacqui Shields
Please visit our website for further details on these projects, eligibility criteria and how to apply: www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk.
JSPS London Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term) FY2014
Application Deadline: Thursday 5 December 2013
Fellowships must start between 1 May 2014 to 31st March 2015.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science. Our Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term) provides the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Research Institutions for visits of between 1 to 12 months. Eligible applicants need to be either within 2 years of finishing their PhD at the time of applying to start their fellowship in Japan or have obtained their PhD after 2 April 2008. Eligible research fields are not limited.
Please visit the JSPS London website for further information.
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 http://www.researchprofessional.com and choosing Self-registration or Campus Access.