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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 third call of the 2016-17 academic year. We expect to fund 2 projects in this round.

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 (or the 2018 Symposium).
  • 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 12:00, 19 June 2017, submissions must be via the online portal.

Deadline for applications: 17.00, 24 July 2017