Vacancies - OPEN

Research Project Administrator (Fixed Term)

The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and the Humanities at the University of Cambridge invites applications for a Research Project Administrator. The Research Administrator will initially be working in the research team of 3 ERC-funded projects, ‘The Global as Artefact’, ‘Qualitative and Quantitative Social Science: Unifying the Logic of Causal Inference?’ and ‘A New Noah’s Ark: Securing the Transfer of Ancestral Agricultural Knowledges Across Europe’s Changing Regions of Environmental Suitability’ as well as the Mellon Founded project ‘Religious Diversity and the Secular University’. As the projects come to an end there will be the opportunity to move on to pre-award work as well as looking after CRASSH’s Fellowships programme and new grants.

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on 31 July 2022.

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Research grants - 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, Steven Connor, no later than three months before the deadline.

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Calls for papers - OPEN

Indigenous studies in the United Kingdom and Europe: pasts, presents and futures

Conference 22 & 23 September 2022

This conference builds on the work of the ISDG over the past three years and promises to be an opportunity for interaction between people with diverse engagements with Indigenous studies. We welcome a broad range of topics and ask contributors to focus on the Indigenous Studies aspect of their research, interrogating their methodological and theoretical underpinnings.

  • Deadline for papers: 27 June 2022

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Bodies of water: negotiating urban and rural environment in early modern Europe

Conference 16 January 2022

This workshop aims to bring together scholars from early modern social, cultural, and environmental history, as well as intellectual historians and historians of science and material culture, to talk about water across different settings and geopolitical contexts in Europe between 1450 and 1700. The focus will be on early modern communities, their social and political institutions, and how they interacted with water.

  • Deadline for papers 15 July 2022

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Call for films - OPEN

Following the success of CRASSH’s anniversary film festival in 2021, we are delighted to announce the 2022 film festival.

Submission of feature films, documentaries and experimental art films that engage with resistance to digital technology and ideas for alternatives to the current digital monopoly system are now welcome. Successful submissions will be shown at the film festival in the autumn of 2022.

  • Theme: Breaking the frame: resisting technology in the digital age
  • When: The film festival will take place in autumn 2022
  • Where: CRASSH, University of Cambridge
  • Submission deadline: 15 July 2022

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Call for art - OPEN

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

Art at the ARB is an exhibition space at the University of Cambridge.
We are now accepting proposals for exhibitions in 2023.

Submit a proposal


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.

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 autumn 2022.

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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.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

NEW CIRN Intesa Sanpaolo Visiting Fellowship at Cambridge 2022

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 participate 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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Data Schools

Cambridge Digital Humanities social data school

The social data school engages with the life cycle of a digital research project. It covers principles of research design, data collection, cleaning and preparation, methods of analysis and visualisation and data management and preservation practices. The data school welcomes applications from all backgrounds, including journalists, NGOs, activists, trade unionists and members of civil society organisations.


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