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The Development Fund supports early career researchers (ECRs) in their professional development by providing small grants (up to £500) for training and other development activities

This scheme is currently open for applications until 17 May 2024.

We welcome applications from ECRs at the University of Cambridge or related institutions (e.g. Babraham or Sanger Institutes) for training and development activities relating to reproduction. Activities may include training courses, research visits or anything else that supports the training or professional development of the applicant (e.g. training in writing, public speaking, coding, outreach, etc.). Please note that we will only consider applications for costs associated with conference attendance in exceptional circumstances; to discuss whether this might apply in your case, please email Christina Rozeik. Applicants should be a current postgraduate student or member of staff at the University of Cambridge or its affiliated institutions.


Application deadlines for 2023-24

There are three funding rounds each year (once per term). The application deadlines for the academic year 2023-24 are:

Michaelmas Term: 17 November 2023

Lent Term: 9 February 2024

Easter Term: 17 May 2024

Applicants will hear whether they have been successful within 3-4 weeks of their application.


How to apply

Please make sure you are familiar with the Development Fund guidance (below) before you submit your application.

Applications may be made using our online form (you will need to be logged in to Google to use this), or by emailing the Word application form below to All applications must be accompanied by a recent 2-page CV, and by a letter of support from your supervisor, line manager or head of department. There is a template statement of support in the documents below.


After you have received an award

If you receive an award from the Development Fund, you will need to return the Post-Award Report Form below within one month of completing your funded activity: