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Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology



The Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology will fund up to three pump-priming grants a year (up to £20k each) with the aim of generating new collaborations between teams with complementary expertise and promoting multidisciplinary research in the field of physical biology. Priority will be given to young investigators and to teams that demonstrate how these funds could leverage external funding opportunities.



Teams must demonstrate the fit of their proposed project to the aims of the Physical Biology programme. Any postdoc or PI is welcome to apply, but we particularly encourage applications from younger investigators, and teams not already actively involved in multidisciplinary research. Senior postdocs can lead an application or be co-applicants, provided that they have the approval and support of their PI.


Application Process

- Complete application form and, when appropriate, PI approval/support letter

- Deadline for application:  30/09/2020


Peer-review Process

All applications for funds are reviewed by the Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology Operations Team.


Other Considerations

The Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology is planning to organise sandpit events on topics where multidisciplinary approaches are under-represented in Cambridge, with the aim of encouraging and catalysing new ideas and interactions. 

If you have further queries please contact Margarida Rodrigues