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Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Research

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

Studying at Cambridge


Internal Funding Opportunities

Several streams of research and impact funding are available from within the University. 

For more information on each funding scheme, follow the links below.


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.


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.