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Funding Agencies

ESRC - the UK's largest funding organisation for economic and social issues.

The Leverhulme Trust - funds original research in all subject areas.

The British Academy - UK expert body that speaks for humanities and social sciences. Consists of fellowship, funding body and 'voice' which includes contributing evidence to strengthen policy making, and a Public Policy Programme.

Wellcome Trust - one of the largest sources of funding for biomedical research and medical humanities, including fellowships and major initiatives. Supports up to £10 million Public Engagement funding.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) - funds research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities. AHRC has a Public Policy Advisory Group and activities to support public policy impact of arts and humanities research including an Engaging with Government Programme. Further details at: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/What-We-Do/Strengthen-research-impact/Inform-public-policy/Pages/Inform-public-policy.aspx 

NERC - Natural Environment Research Council - funds environmental, climate change, plant and earth sciences research. 

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About Us

We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

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