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Research Support Service

UCCRI can provide various research support to academics and graduates working conservation research across the University.

Peer reviews for proposals

This is a service for researchers to discuss their grant proposals so they can be provided with an initial peer review and advice before submitting to funders. If you would like to submit a proposal, please upload and submit our online form.

Grant writing workshops

If you would like to set up a workshop specifically related to a conservation related theme, please submit an online form, and UCCRI would be happy to set this up for you. 

Co-ordinating and facilitating cross-Cambridge bids

An online form is available for anyone with a suggestion for collaboration and/or a specific funding opportunity, which UCCRI will facilitate by searching for researchers with similar interests, convening and running meeting(s) and supporting any bids that may arise.

Support for open access publications

UCCRI has developed an agreement with Open Book Publishers, to publish interdisciplinary research on conservation in open access formats. If you have any edited volumes and monographs you would like to see published, and we would be happy to support the development of your ideas and in discussions with Open Book. 

Public engagement and communications support

UCCRI can provide a public engagement service and liaison with the University to help promote research impact for researchers from within the University’s conservation community. UCCRI works with the Office of External Affairs and Communications and regular participates in the major University festivals. If you would like to set up a conservation-related event, and we will be in touch to discuss further.

Research Hubs and Workshops

UCCRI regularly hosts specifically themed research workshops,  linking up academics across the University (and, where needed with CCI and other external partners) and following these up with further meetings in an attempt to support funding proposal and research ideas. If you would like to propose a workshop or arrange cross-University bid please complete the online form.

Joint events with other University initiatives and networks

UCCRI actively works to raise awareness of conservation by collaborating with other initiatives and networks where there are overlaps. If you would like to explore collaborations within the University, please contact us and we would be happy to help set these up.  Please submit any proposals for joint events via our online form.

Funding Opportunities

UCCRI provides regular online information of current funding opportunities, drawing information from the University Research Strategy Office and Research Professional databases. .

We are one of CCI's ten conservation partners based in Cambridge, UK.

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About Us

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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