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The School of Arts and Humanities and the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Internal Funding Opportunities

You can find information and useful links here for the following internal funding streams:


Cambridge Humanities Research Grant Scheme (CHRGS)

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.

Apply via the SAH website.

Full information and guidance notes.


Arts and Humanities Impact Fund

The Cambridge Arts & Humanities Impact Fund provides flexible funding to support and enhance the impact of Arts and Humanities research.



The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences is leading the University’s collaboration with Sciences Po to develop research links in areas including Politics, History and Public Policy. The current framework agreement, signed in November 2017, will run for three years and will support a range of workshops, symposia, exchanges and collaborative projects. Around £30,000 per year is available across the two organisations.


DAAD Research Hub

Created in 2015 with funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Hub funds projects in German studies. It has supported over 50 events and brought over 1,000 people to Cambridge since its inception.

There are calls twice a year. For more information, please contact


International Research Programme: Academic Seed Funding

From Michaelmas 2018, applications will be invited for collaborative proposals with international institutions within Europe and beyond, for new initiatives. This programme has an intentionally broad remit, its primary aim being to support the AHSS International Research Strategy and encourage more international research collaboration, strengthen existing links and develop new international research networks.

The first call will be launched in September 2018. Please contact for more information.


Cambridge-LMU Strategic Partnership 

Launched in 2018, the Cambridge-LMU Strategic Partnership funds exchanges opportunities and collaborative projects between the two institutions across all areas of research and education. Funding for new collaborations will be up to €10,000. Funding to enhance existing collaborations is available up to €30,000. The first call closes on 12 October 2018. Please contact  for more information.


GCRF QR 2018-19

This is funding provided by Research England via the Global Challenges Research Fund. Funds will be made available to support a wide range of initiatives compliant with the ODA guidelines (a list of ODA eligible countries is available here). The University will make the funding available through three different schemes:

  • Pump-Priming Fund
  • Travel and Networking Fund
  • Response Fund

Further information is be available on the RSO website. For more information, contact 


GCRF Global Impact Acceleration Account

The GCRF GIAA is open to researchers across all six Schools and aims to support impact-related projects across the GCRF space. Eligible activity includes business innovation, policy and practice innovation, and capacity building to support innovation in universities and research organisations in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). More information is available from the Research Strategy Office, here.