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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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All in a day’s work

Jun 14, 2018

Simon Deakin, Catherine Barnard and Brendan Burchell of the Cambridge Public Policy SRI are helping to understand the world of work – the good, the bad, the fair and the future.

Labour, Finance and Inequality: The Insecurity Cycle in British Public Policy

Jun 14, 2018

Following the 2008 "global" financial crisis, the viability of globalised financial capitalism was called into question. The resulting fear and uncertainty produced a momentary return to "Keynesian" policies. But as soon as emergency stimuli – and bank bail-outs – appeared to stabilise the situation, there was a sharp reversal; and successive British governments and the financial sector have since attempted to return to business as usual.

Inaugural Social Science and Law Interdisciplinary Conference

Mar 12, 2018

The recent Inaugural Social Science and Law Interdisciplinary Conference, held at Jesus College in Cambridge, brought together leading academics from law and the social sciences, including economics, to discuss inequality and the rule of law in the global north and the rising powers, particularly China.

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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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