Research Grants

Research Grants at CRASSH

CRASSH continues to have a rolling programme of interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects and welcomes approaches from academics who would like to base their projects in our unique research environment. Normally, we spend a good deal of time developing projects together, to fit with our interdisciplinary collaborative agenda and to increase the chance of the grant application succeeding, making use of our considerable experience. Consequently, it is advisable to make contact as early as possible with the Director, Steven Connor, no later than three months before the deadline. Find out more about our research projects.

    • Competition open
    • Rolling deadlines according to funding bodies

Email for enquiries

Research Network funding

Research Networks funding

The Research Networks programme supports groups of Cambridge graduate students and Cambridge based academics working together with a common interdisciplinary research interest. Networks are selected by competition in May to run in the next academic year (October – June). The package offers funding of up to £1,500 per academic year, plus administrative support. Activities may include seminars, reading/discussion groups and short visits by speakers to Cambridge. CRASSH can provide a regular slot in the seminar rooms in the Alison Richard Building. Find out more about our research networks.

    • Competition opens in January 2022

Apply for funding


Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship

The scheme is intended for earlier-career academics from India (defined as resident and domiciled in India. Research proposals may be in any field within the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, with an emphasis on disciplinary innovation and cross-disciplinary enquiry.
Find out more about Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowships.

  • The competition to select a Fellow for 2022-23 is now open.
  • The deadline for applications is midday 12pm on Friday 11 February 2022.
  • Further information and online registration can be found via the fellowship application portal.

Apply for this fellowship

Visiting Fellowships

Visiting Fellowships are designed to support the Centre’s research interests, projects, and activities. Depending on the Fellowship, Fellows are usually given desk space in the Centre as well as certain practical assistance in their research. CRASSH can assist in arranging accommodation in a College and enable access to the University Library and other departmental libraries. CRASSH may also support visitors who come to Cambridge for a period of days or weeks to participate in a particular activity organised by the Centre. If you have your own funding in place you should apply to the Centre well in advance of your intended visit.
Find out more about Visiting Fellowships at CRASSH.

Our fellowship programme is full for 2022-23 and we are therefore not running our annual online competition this year.  Information about fellowship opportunities in 2023-24 will be posted in autum 2022.

Email for enquiries

The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship competition will open on 1 January 2022. If you are interested in holding a Fellowship at CRASSH please go to our Leverhulme Fellowship page for further information and application requirements.

  • Competition closed

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

CRASSH is no longer accepting applications for the 2021 round. Find out more about British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships.

  • Competition closed

NEW CIRN Intesa Sanpaolo Visiting Fellowship at Cambridge 2022

This competition has now closed. Find out more about CIRN Visiting Fellowships.

  • Competition closed

Quentin-Skinner Fellowship

The Quentin-Skinner scholar holds a Visiting Fellowship at CRASSH for one term during the academic year. They will present the Quentin-Skinner lecture and participates in the related symposium organised with the Faculty of History during the academic year of attendance. Due to the pandemic and the necessary deferrals of our 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 Fellows this competition will not run this year. Find out more about Quentin Skinner Fellowships.

  • Competition closed
Fellowships (University of Cambridge scholars only)

Crausaz Wordsworth Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Philosophy

The aim of this Fellowship is to enable scholars developing interests in philosophical study from an interdisciplinary perspective to spend additional time exploring these. Find out more about Crausaz Wordsworth Fellowships.

  • Competition closed for 2022-2023

Cambridge Early Career Fellowships

The Early Career Fellowship Scheme, sponsored jointly by CRASSH and the Schools of Arts and Humanities (CSAH) and Humanities and Social Sciences, enables early-career academics to take a term away from teaching to start a new project, with the Centre providing an inspirational collaborative environment for new work. The competition to select Fellows for 2022-23 is now open. Go to the online application portal for information and guidance for online applications.
Find out more about Early Career Fellowships at CRASSH.

  • Competition closed
Conference and events funding

Conference and events funding

CRASSH supports an annual programme of conferences and workshops which may or may not be related to the Centre’s theme and initiatives. Funding of up to £2,500, plus administrative support is available to College and University of Cambridge Faculty and graduate students. There is one deadline annually, during Lent Term, for all conferences that will take place in the following academic year (September – July). Find out more about the CRASSH conferences programme.

  • Competition open
  • Deadline 18 February 2022

Find out more and apply for funding

Calls for papers

 Comparing cultures of solidarity: Socialist internationalism and solidarity across the Eastern Bloc and beyond 

  • Call for papers deadline: 18 February 2022


Comics and the Global South conference

  • Call for comics deadline: 4 February 2022


The state and social welfare in the 21st century

  • Call for papers deadline: 31 January 2022


Opening lines writing group

Opening Lines is CRASSH’s writing group for Cambridge postdocs/early career researchers in arts, social sciences, and humanities writing their first books.

  • Competition closed
Calls for art

Art at the Alison Richard Building (Art at the ARB)

Art at the ARB is an exhibition space at the University of Cambridge. Find out more.

  • There are currently no calls for art


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