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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Research Funding

last modified Feb 16, 2018 03:36 PM

Funding for Infectious Diseases Research

Cambridge Infectious Diseases IRC can offer assistance in arranging meetings to support consortia and in assisting with administrative tasks associated with the coordination of writing large, cross-departmental, interdisciplinary funding proposals. Please get in touch to discuss funding opportunities, for help with bids, or in finding new collaborators and establishing partnerships.

There are an increasing number of institutional grants, funding calls, and research funds that require facilitation and coordination to maximise their benefit to the University. The Research Strategy Office oversees such calls, grants and funds in a number of cases:

'Restricted' calls: Funding opportunities that limit institutional applications, offer small numbers of awards, or are required by the funder/sponsor to be internally coordinated are usually managed by the Research Strategy Office. For further details and for all current 'restricted' calls, see the 'Restricted' Calls pages.

Internal funding opportunities: A number of internal calls for funding and research funds awarded directly to the University are also coordinated by the Research Strategy Office. For information on internal funding opportunities that are currently administered by the Office, see the Internal Funding Opportunity pages.

Interdisciplinary grants: The Research Strategy Office will also sometimes provide assistance on large interdisciplinary grant applications for which a measure of coordination will maximise the chance of success. In addition, the Research Strategy Office administers a Research Policy Committee scheme that provides financial support for the preparation of large cross-School funding bids. For further information see the Support for Large Bid Preparation websites 

We place major RCUK and other calls on our Open Funding Calls page. This list is regularly updated but is of selected key opportunities.

In addition, we have set up a link for you to browse a live view of  broader range of funding opportunities linked to infectious diseases research both below and on the Live Feed - Research Professional page

CUDAR The Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations Office (CUDAR) are involved in fundraising for major gifts for academic priorities across the University. If you feel your project may be suitable, you should discuss your Head of Department in the first instance about whether CUDAR could be of assistance.

Key Links

Pathways to Policy Impact: The Centre for Science and Policy (CSap) is now offering support in writing the ‘Pathways to Impact’ section of grant proposals, helping you explore the policy implications of your research and connecting you to policy makers to increase the impact of your work. CSaP can use its thriving network of Policy Fellows and established ways of bringing together policy makers and academics to help your research achieve policy impact.