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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
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The Language Sciences Impact Fund is a small grants fund which supports interdisciplinary impact activities in the language sciences.

Impact Fund: current call now closed 

The fund is open to University of Cambridge researchers. The grants are generally for up to £1,000, although this could stretch in exceptional circumstances. They could also be used as a top-up grant to existing impact funding. 

What activities can be funded?  

Impact activities supported by the fund include, but are not limited to:

  • Meetings or workshops with non-academic partners and stakeholder groups to facilitate knowledge exchange
  • Engaging with research users in other ways e.g. going into schools 
  • Short-term placements/internships of researchers into research user organisations, or of research users into the university 
  • Public engagement activities 
  • Skills training 
  • Pump-priming impact activities  
  • Other activities which aim to impact on policy, business and third sector practice, resources and/or procedure 

We are particularly interested in activities which link to one or more Cambridge Language Sciences’ research themes. We also welcome applications from other projects. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss this further:  

  • Language, Learning & Diversity  
  • Language, Trust & Society 
  • Language, Health & Wellbeing 
  • Language & Education 


Proposals will be evaluated by peer review and by a sub-group of the Language Sciences Management Committee. 


  • All applicants must be full members of the University of Cambridge or affiliated institutions.
  • Each proposal should involve at least two different disciplines or research groups.

Conditions of funding

  • Impact funds should be spent by 31 July 2023.
  • A written report should be provided by 30 August 2023.
  • Financial support from Cambridge Language Sciences should be acknowledged in any outputs from a grant under this scheme.

 If you have any questions about this funding please email

What we do

Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.