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International Development Research @ Cambridge


This funding opportunity supports independent researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences across the University to conduct small-scale research activities that will enable them to bid for larger-scale funding from external sponsors/ generate publications.

The Cambridge Humanities Research Grants scheme (CHRG) supports research in the arts, humanities and social sciences across the University. The scheme welcomes applications from any independent researcher holding a current contract of employment at the point of application

The Scheme is designed to enable researchers to conduct small-scale research activities, of the highest quality, that will enable them to bid successfully for larger-scale funding from external sponsors, and/or to generate publications, and/or to contribute materially in other ways towards the research objectives of their home institution.

Three tiers:

  • Newton Trust Small grants – up to £1,500
  • Standard grants - £1,000-£10,000
  • Paris Sciences et Lettres/ Exchange grants - £1,000-£10,000. 

Following review by the cross-School selection panel, outcomes will be circulated within six weeks of the closing date. Details of further rounds will be announced in Michaelmas Term 2018.


Please find further details here and apply hereAny queries should be sent to

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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