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If you would like assistance in finding collaborators from across the CBD community, or have questions about finding funding for a particular project, please contact us.

Current opportunities from Cambridge Big Data

Sources of funding

Information on funding can be found using a range of resources including:

  • Research Professional  - a searchable database providing a comprehensive list of current funding calls open to UK researchers. It offers the ability to create and save customised searches and set up email alerts, and is free to use by anyone with a address.
  • Research Strategy Office - for information on internal funding opportunities and restricted calls
  • Research Operations Office - for general information on funding and in particular assistance in securing European funding.
  • European Union - CORDIS
  • The Cambridge University Development Office (CUDO) are involved in fundraising for major gifts for academic priorities across the University. If you feel your project may be suitable, you should discuss your Head of Department in the first instance about whether CUDO could be of assistance.

Interdisciplinary research proposals

Cambridge Big Data can offer assistance in the writing of large, cross-departmental, interdisciplinary funding proposals. Please contact for more details.

Pathways to Policy Impact

The Centre for Science and Policy is now offering support in writing the ‘Pathways to Impact’ section of grant proposals, helping you explore the policy implications of your research and connecting you to policy makers to increase the impact of your work.

CSaP can use its thriving network of Policy Fellows and established ways of bringing together policy makers and academics to help your research achieve policy impact. For more information please contact, or visit CSaP’s website at

About us

The Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative brings together researchers from across the University to address challenges presented by our access to unprecedented volumes of data. Our research spans all six Schools of the University, from the underlying fundamentals in mathematics and computer science, to applications ranging from astronomy and bioinformatics, to medicine, social science and the humanities

In parallel, our research addresses important issues around law, ethics and economics, in order to apply Big Data to solve challenging problems for society.

Cambridge Big Data supports collaboration and knowledge transfer in this growing field. 

Join us.