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Current Open Calls

We provide a selection of the latest research for Conservation funding opportunities in the University and UK: focusing on major initiatives, but also including relevant small research grants, workshop and travel grants, prizes and awards, and individual fellowships and studentships. This is not exhaustive and researchers are directed to Recent open calls 

The CCI Collaborative Fund for Conservation

The Collaborative Fund was set up to support innovative, collaborative conservation projects undertaken by CCI partners

Each Collaborative Fund application requires at least three organisations /Departments from CCI to be actively working together on the project, including at least one University Department and one conservation organisation.

Open now for applications (Post Docs can also apply). Deadline 1 May 2019 at midnight

Summer Internships for Undergraduate students in Conservation

UCCRI is delighted to have received funds from the IRC Small Grants Fund provide by the Research Policy Committee to support two undergraduate interns over the summer 2018.  If you have a project you would like to be supported by an internship please complete the online form.  Internships will run for 8 weeks between June and September.

Deadline for projects is Friday 26th April 2019

Key Criteria

Supervisors from a minimum of two different disciplines

The work will be at Undergraduate level

The work can run for a full 8 weeks (£2500 is available for each internship to cover this amount of time)

Please complete the online form.

University Diversity Fund (UDF) is open to applications from staff and students.

The UDF provides grants of up to £1500 to projects that aim to embed diversity and inclusion – whether it is in education, research or administration - and address inequalities in the University.

The UDF aims to support initiatives across the University that contribute to raising awareness of issues related to equality and diversity, challenge discrimination and inequalities, increase the representation of under-represented groups, and facilitate implementation of good practice.

 University staff and students are welcome to apply if they have a project that meets the above criteria and seeks to contribute to the University’s equality and diversity strategy and priorities for action in the area of ‘race’.

If you have a project that fits the criteria and you would like to apply to the Fund, please read the attached Further Information, fill in the Application Form and send it to

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 5pm.

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UCCRI is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre, with a network of over 150 researchers from all 6 Schools of the University of Cambridge. The Institute supports multidisciplinary research on biodiversity conservation and the social context within which humans engage with nature. It works from a base in the David Attenborough Building, which is designed to enhance collaboration and the sharing of perspectives across organisational and disciplinary boundaries. Find out more...

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