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Researcher-led Events Scheme

The Researcher-led Events Scheme has been established to provide funds for early-career researchers (ECRs) across the University to set up and run research events such as conferences and symposia.

The intention is to facilitate ECR research culture and activities, while providing an opportunity for the development of invaluable skills and experience in the process.

Bids can be for up to £500 per activity.


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 and international sources.

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


Worldwide funding database

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


Travel and 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 Starter Fund – University of Cambridge researchers can apply for small grants (up to £1,500) to undertake innovative, research-focused public engagement activities.


Open access and 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.