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Language Sciences Research Incubator Fund

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A small projects fund to foster innovative and interdisciplinary research in the language sciences

This is the second call for an ongoing programme. A total of £10K is available in this round, which will be allocated to up to 4 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. Applications should include a supporting letter from your research supervisor (where applicable).
  • Travel costs and workshops/events will not be funded under this scheme.


  • Projects must be completed within 6 months of notification of the award.
  • A brief report must be completed within 9 months of notification of the award
  • Successful applicants will be required to present their projects at the Language Sciences Symposium in November 2017.
  • Financial support from Cambridge Language Sciences and the Isaac Newton Trust should be acknowledged in any outputs from a grant under this scheme.

Applications open 8.00, 3 April 2017, submissions must be via the online portal.

Deadline for applications: 17.00, 3 May 2017

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 26 May.

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Language Endangerment: Language Contact and Language Change

Jul 04, 2017

Alison Richard Building, 7 West Rd. Cambridge CB3 9DT

Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium 2017

Nov 08, 2017

Cripps Court, Magdalene College

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