Policy Innovation Fund (PIF) – open for applications

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CSaP is now inviting applications for our newly launched Policy Innovation Fund (PIF). In collaboration with the University’s Research Strategy Office, PIF offers awards up to £10,000 for Cambridge researchers to work collaboratively with policy partners to develop and carry out innovative policy engagement activities.

Who can apply?

Academics and researchers from any department or faculty at the University can apply for the PIF. Early Career Researchers (ECR) are also encouraged to apply. Project duration can be up to 9 months. Please refer carefully to the guidance notes and assessment criteria before applying.

How to apply?

Applicants should submit the completed PIF application form, along with relevant documents via email to proposals must be submitted on or before 17:00 GMT on 5th July 2024.  

Get Support

CSaP is happy to provide further consultation and guidance in drafting the proposal. Additionally, researchers who would like to apply for PIF but do not have a Policy Partner can also reach out to CSaP.

If you wish to schedule a meeting, please contact Kavya Neeba (

Posted on 07/05/2024