Funding support

There are a range of different support systems and initiatives in existence at the University of Cambridge to help you coordinate your grant applications.

Research Strategy Office

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 and provides application support for development of large collaborative grant proposals. More information can be found here.

Knowledge Exchange at Cambridge

Click here to discover more about the Knowledge Exchange Network at the University of Cambridge and how different existing organisations can help identify the right funding with the right partners, at the right time.

Research Workshops and Seminars

Cambridge Neuroscience organises regular events and seminars enabling researchers across disciplines to meet, gain new perspectives and ideas, find new collaborators and identify partnership opportunities.

Cross-Cambridge Funding Bids

Neuroscience research is undertaken in more than 30 departments and Institutes across all six schools of the University, with principal investigators spanning departments as diverse as Biological Anthropology, Computer Science and Technology, Economics, Engineering, Physics, and Psychiatry.

We lead and support major interdisciplinary research funding proposals. By identifying and discussing emerging challenges through our workshops and seminars, we help lay the groundwork for quick responses to funding calls.

If you would like to propose an event, or need help with a cross-Cambridge funding bid, please contact:

The Research Strategy Office also offers application support to strategic bids with cross-University involvement, including coordinating preparation of the bid from conception to submission, collecting supplementary information and data, liaising with other professional services, and working with Research Operations Office colleagues to manage administrative portions of the application process.

Peer review/mock interviews

We offer informal internal support for research Fellowship applicants through peer review and mock interviews. The aim of this system is to improve the chances of submitted applications, and to prepare applicants through constructive feedback.

The reviewers include funding body panel members and recent award holders who have kindly offered to share their insight. Please contact to identify the most suitable reviewers and interviewers for your application.