Sources of Funding

Current opportunities from Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery

C2D3 invites suggestions for interdisciplinary workshops. The aim of the workshops are to promote interactions between researchers across Cambridge, and to identify key interdisciplinary challenges in big data research, that we will adopt and promote via the Interdisciplinary Research Centre networks.

Sources of funding for individuals and research projects

Information on funding can be found using a range of resources including:

Royal Society - In excess of 25 grants are available through the Royal Society. The Grants Schedule provides their funding scheme deadlines and anticipated decision dates. The Royal Society funds researchers at the postdoctoral level and above in the UK and overseas. Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students cannot apply for Royal Society funding. Research must be within the Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics

Research Professional  - a searchable database providing a comprehensive list of current funding calls open to UK researchers. It offers the ability to create and save customised searches and set up email alerts, and is free to use by anyone with a cam.ac.uk address.

Research Strategy Office - for information on internal funding opportunities and restricted calls

Research Operations Office - for general information on funding and in particular assistance in securing European funding.

European Union - CORDIS - The Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) is the European Commission's primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU's framework programmes for research and innovation (FP1 to Horizon 2020). CORDIS has a rich and structured public repository with all project information held by the European Commission such as project factsheets, participants, reports, deliverables and links to open-access publications.

Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations Office (CUDAR) -  are involved in fundraising for major gifts for academic priorities across the University. If you feel your project may be suitable, you should discuss your Head of Department in the first instance about whether CUDAR could be of assistance.

About us

The Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) brings together researchers and expertise from across the academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of data science.

The Centre is funded by a series of collaborations with partners in business and industry which have an interest in using data science for the benefit of their customers and their organisations. Our founding partner is Aviva, the UK’s leading insurance company. We work with industrial partners to build a portfolio of collaborative research projects, provide professional development opportunities for their own staff and access to the full breadth and depth of the University’s talent pool in the area of data science.

With unprecedented access to increasing volumes of data, our research ranges from the underlying fundamentals in mathematics and computer science, to data science applications across all six University Schools of Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology.

In parallel, our research addresses important issues around law, ethics and economics, in order to apply data science to solve challenging problems for society.

C2D3 supports collaboration and knowledge transfer in this growing field.

Join us.