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Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Research

 

Please be in touch with your Research Grants Administrator for departmental deadlines to secure project approvals and process applications, as these will be set by the local administrator.

 

 

Funder Deadline Funding Call Call Summary

Process  

Michaelmas
15 Oct Isaac Newton Trust Research Grants

The Trust has only modest resources and must be viewed as a funder of last resort. The Trustees therefore expect all reasonable attempts to have been made by applicants to secure funding from other sources before an application is made to the Trust. The Trust will support:

  • Project Grants - initial partner funding for new research projects; plus grants for unconventional, innovative forms of research & scholarship
  • Emergency Grants - bridging for salary costs / brief underwriting / start-up grants
  • Fellowship Support - providing matching funds or consumables for certain fellowships
  • Equipment Grants - use of shared equipment, or small equipment needs as part of a specific project.   NB  the Trust will no longer offer contributions to the cost of major items of equipment.
  • Strategic Grants - in exceptional circumstances the Trustees may consider an application for support for a large, institutional, perhaps interdisciplinary, programme of strategic value to the University for the promotion of education or research

Trustees' Meeting Dates

 

 

25 Nov. 2021

15 Mar. 2022

7 July 2022

29 Oct CRASSH/SCAS/ProFutura Fellowship 2023-26

The CRASSH ProFutura fellowship is a three-year research fellowship offered in collaboration with the Swedish Collegium of Advanced Study (SCAS) in Uppsala and generously funded by the Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ). During the three-year period, the researcher will spend one (1) year at SCAS and two (2) years at CRASSH. The Pro Futura Fellow should preferably be in residence at SCAS during the first year but this can be flexible.

 
1 Nov Isaac Newton / Wellcome / University of Cambridge Joint Research Grant

This scheme is aimed at newly independent principal investigators. The primary aim of the scheme is to provide support for newly appointed individuals to allow them to develop projects which will lead to a full application for external funding (e.g. project grant from a Research Council or equivalent).

Award: £85,000 for up to two years. *Your department is expected to provide 25% of the project cost (of a total project cost of up to £85k)

Facilitation contact: Dr Anna Cieslik

 
9 Nov Cambridge Humanities Research Grant Scheme

This scheme is administered by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; research funding of £1,000-£20,000 per project is available. Details and closing dates are announced twice a year and applications are made online. 

Tier 3 of the CHRGS is a matched-funding programme designed to support international collaboration; from Michaelmas 2018, Tier 3 will accept applications from Cambridge PIs collaborating with PIs from any overseas institution that will match Cambridge's contribution.

Award: up to £20,000 depending on the Tier

Facilitation contact: Dr Benedict Kent

 
10 Nov

Arts and Humanities Impact Fund 2021

The fund supports activities to broaden research engagement with business, NGOs, the public and third sectors; collaboration with public, private and third sector organisations; development and promotion of new engagement methods; short projects to define routes to impact; innovative and unusual projects.

Award: up to £10,000

Facilitation contact: Dr Benedict Kent

 
5 Dec

Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE) Collaboration Fund: Connecting Policymakers and Academics

Apply for funding for collaborative and co-productive research and activity with policy professionals. Creative and innovative approaches to co-production and co-creation with policy stakeholders are encouraged. Approaches could include pump priming, co-developing research, analysis or briefing work, and co-convening meetings or workshops with stakeholders. Funding can be used to buy-out academic or policy time, training, research support and expert services. Proposals must be developed with the named policy partner(s) and can include co-investigators from other universities. 

Award: up to £25,000 – funded at 100% fEC

Research Facilitation Contact: Nicola Buckley or CAPE

Frist deadline 5 December and then rolling quarterly.
Lent 
TBA Cambridge Humanities Research Grant Scheme

This scheme is administered by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; research funding of £1,000-£20,000 per project is available. Details and closing dates are announced twice a year and applications are made online. 

Tier 3 of the CHRGS is a matched-funding programme designed to support international collaboration; from Michaelmas 2018, Tier 3 will accept applications from Cambridge PIs collaborating with PIs from any overseas institution that will match Cambridge's contribution.

Award: up to £20,000 depending on the Tier

Facilitation contact: Dr Benedict Kent