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Language Sciences Research Incubator Fund

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With the support of the Isaac Newton Trust we are initiating a small projects fund to foster innovative and interdisciplinary research in the language sciences. This is the first tranche of funding for what we hope will be an ongoing programme. A total of £10K is available in this round, which will be allocated to 2-3 projects. 

The projects awarded funding will be selected by a sub-committee of the Language Sciences Executive Group. They will prioritise proposals which: 

  • Promote interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration
  • Address emerging themes
  • Develop novel methodological approaches or tools
  • Are likely to lead to the development of further research grant proposals.


  • Each proposal should be submitted by co-applicants from at least 2 different research groups.
  • Applicants must be full members of the University of Cambridge for the duration of the project.
  • Postdoctoral researchers are eligible in principle, but should check with their department.
  • Travel costs and workshops/events will not be funded under this scheme.


  • Projects must be completed within 6 months of notification of the award.
  • Successful applicants will be required to present their projects at the Language Sciences Symposium in November 2017. 

Download the application form

Please return your application to Jane Walsh,, with a supporting letter from your research supervisor (where applicable), by 20 January 2017

Projects will be selected by 10 February 2017.