Events and initiatives funding OPEN

Events and initiatives funding competition

CRASSH offers support for a wide range of events, workshops, and creative initiatives. We invite you to apply for funding and logistical support for any activity that will foster the exchange of ideas across disciplines and cultures, forge new collaborations between researchers and other participants, bring academic research to wider publics, or explore the connections between research and artistic practice.

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Research network funding OPEN

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.

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Research grants at OPEN

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, Joanna Page, no later than three months before the deadline.

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Fellowships OPEN

Visiting Fellowships OPEN

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.

Application deadlines:

  • 1 June 2023
  • 1 October 2023
  • 1 February 2024

The application portal will open at the beginning of April.

Quentin Skinner Lectureship

The Quentin Skinner Fellow holds a Visiting Fellowship at CRASSH  for one term during the academic year. The Fellow will be invited to give a lecture on a subject of their choosing in the broad field of intellectual history since 1500, including the history of political thought, and will organise a half-day colloquium to follow the lecture.

Nine Dots Prize Fellowship

The Nine Dots Prize seeks to reward original thinking in response to contemporary societal issues. Each Prize cycle lasts two years, with a new question being announced every other October. The winner of each cycle is supported to develop their response into a full-length book, which is published by Cambridge University Press, and given the opportunity to spend a term at CRASSH.

Crausaz Wordsworth Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Philosophy

(Cambridge scholars only)

The aim of this Fellowship is to enable scholars who are developing an interest in studying philosophical themes from an interdisciplinary perspective to spend additional time exploring these.

Cambridge Early Career Fellowships

(Cambridge scholars only)

The Early Career Fellowship Scheme, sponsored jointly by CRASSH and the Schools of Arts and Humanities (CSAH) and Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), enables early-career academics to take a term away from teaching to start a new project, with the Centre providing an inspirational collaborative environment in which to carry out research.

NEW CIRN Intesa Sanpaolo Visiting Fellowship at Cambridge 2022

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

Summer School OPEN

Religious Diversity and the Secular University Summer School 2023

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project Religious Diversity and the Secular University at CRASSH announces its fourth Summer School from 2 – 12 July 2023 and invites applications from Early Career Scholars for twelve residential fellowships.


Vacancies OPEN

Research Project and Events Administrator (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Project and Events Administrator to support the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy (MCTD), from 1 May 2023.


Part-time PA

Applications are invited for a part-time PA to support the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy (MCTD).


Teaching Associate in Digital Humanities

Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) is a thriving research centre, based in the School of Arts and Humanities and reaching across the School of Arts and Humanities and School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

We are seeking candidates with a wide range of expertise in Digital Humanities, which we conceive as an expansive and intrinsically inter-disciplinary field, that brings together research focussed around collections, platforms, digital methods, public cultures, digital aesthetics, cultural analytics, digital media studies, medium theory, digital justice, and cultural critique. We are interested in both theoretical and practical approaches to DH.


Call for Cambridge Festival 2023 exhibition: The Library of the Great Silence OPEN

The Library of the Great Silence: objects as a catalyst for change, from personal to global

The Library of the Great Silence is a unique research facility dedicated to examining existential risks of the present, and to facilitating discussion about future flourishing, by investigating societal transformations from the past. Instead of shelving books, the library collects objects, each of which is open to interpretation by everyone. Objects are chosen based on their pivotal significance both personal and global.

For the Cambridge Festival 2023, the facilitators are proposing an exhibition of crowd-sourced objects at the Alison Richard Building.

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Calls for art & photography OPEN

The Expanded Librarian: Text+Image relations in post-photographic contexts and literary environments

Invitation to work as part of a research group devised by artists Beverley Carruthers and Wiebke Leister, which investigates contemporary modes of collaborative image-text-production.

  • Call for participation open
  • Deadline 31 March 2023

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Shutter Hub Open 2023/2024

The Shutter Hub Open 23/24 will bring together international photographers in a selected exhibition and promote the future of photography through diverse and creative imagery.

  • Call for entries open
  • Deadline 7 September 2023

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

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

Submit a proposal

Calls for papers CLOSED

There are currently no calls for papers.

Nine Dots Prize writing competition CLOSED

The Nine Dots Prize has revealed the question it will pose as part of a global problem-solving competition, offering US$100,000 and a book deal with Cambridge University Press for the winning answer.

The question for the 2023/2024 cycle is: Why has the rule of law become so fragile?

  • Competition closed
  • The winner will be announced in May 2023



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