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Researcher Development Pitch Competition

In January 2019 the Postdoc Academy, Postdoc Chairs Network and PdOC were pleased to launch the first Researcher Development Pitch Competition, with RDP and Postdoc Careers Service - a chance for postdocs to co-create and co-deliver the future of postdoc support in Cambridge. 

 

Major research funding

The Research Operations Office website provides information about the major funders of University of Cambridge research, as well as details on how to cost research projects and apply for funding. 

They also provide access to the Research Professional Database, which allows you to search for discipline-specific funding from UK, EC and international sources.

The office is organised into School teams, which provide dedicated support to researchers applying for grant funding.

For researchers in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences – you can find more information about different sources of funding in these disciplines here.

 

Worldwide funding database

You can find a detailed list of funding schemes and opportunities for postdoctoral fellowships around the world, curated/edited by eLife Ambassadors, here.

 

Travel & other funding

eLife - a searchable database of travel funding opportunities for postdocs curated by eLife Ambassadors.

British Council Researcher Links – funded workshops and travel grants to allow early career researchers to spend up to three months in a partner country.

EURAXESS UK funding database – search for funding opportunities based on location, discipline and type of funding (includes travel to conferences, meeting organisation, short visits, longer fellowships, and PhD studentships).

Public Engagement Seed Fund – University of Cambridge researchers can apply for small grants (£300 - £3,000) to undertake innovative, research-focused public engagement activities.

Cambridge Shorts – a project to support early career researchers to make professional quality short films with local artists and filmmakers.

Public Engagement Bulletin – subscribe to receive monthly updates from the University’s Public Engagement team about upcoming awards, opportunities and grants.

 

Open access & publication

Research funders are increasingly requiring researchers to make their publications freely available online. To help researchers meet the requirements of open access, the University has established an advice site where manuscripts can be uploaded to the institutional repository.

The Research Data Management team can help you with all aspects of research data management – from experimental design, organising and backing up your data, to data deposition and sharing.

The Office of Scholarly Communication assists researchers with publishing their research findings.

The Open Access team provides advice and guidance on making research publications freely available in the public domain. 

The Research Communications team can help you with promoting your research through the media.

Latest news

The Proactive Postdoc

18 January 2021

Our new podcast series showcases former Cambridge postdocs to shed light on how they maximised their time to learn and develop while working in the University.

Remembering Professor Chris Abell FRS FMedSci (1957-2020)

28 October 2020

A tribute to Professor Chris Abell, a kind and compassionate man who went out of his way to champion the postdoc community.

Postdoc Appreciation Week 2020 Round-up

25 September 2020

Highlights from the celebrations for Postdoc Appreciation Week 2020 at Cambridge.

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