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School of Arts and Humanities


Researcher-led Events Scheme


The Researcher Development Executive has agreed to make funds available for researcher-led events. Please note that this initiative has now replaced the SAH Graduate-led Conference Scheme.


The intention of this scheme is to allow postgraduate research students and early-career researchers (ECRs) across the University to set up and run research events such as conferences and symposia. The intention is to facilitate the postgraduate and ECR research culture and activities within the Schools, while providing an opportunity for the development of invaluable skills and experience in the process.

Successful bids will not be for more than £500 per activity. The funds will therefore not be suitable for covering large stipends or long-distance travel costs for external speakers. Given the budgetary limits, we recommend applicants seek other sources of funding in addition to this.

Bids should be submitted by the lead student or ERC coordinating the event.


Please follow this link to the Researcher Development pages to learn more:


The Arts and Humanities Graduate School 

The Arts and Humanities Graduate School brings together many of the support systems that help postgraduate scholars in the arts and humanities get the most out of their time at Cambridge.

The Graduate School provides graduate students with advice and support on issues such as training, research funding, future career pathways, and the allocation of supervisors.

The Graduate School acts as a  point of representation for graduate students working in these fields, ensuring a consistent and dynamic approach to graduate education across the arts and humanities.

The Graduate School improves coordination of good practice in graduate education, and create more effective School-wide capacity to respond to changes and challenges. It provides a stronger voice for the Arts and Humanities at graduate level in consultations with external bodies, such as the Research Councils or the Government, on matters relating to postgraduate teaching, learning and research.