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Research & Collections Programme

Growing research through the convening power of Cambridge’s collections

The Research Growth Network (RGN) scheme provides seed funding and support for researchers to explore and develop big ideas and/or build capacity through collaborative, interdisciplinary, collections-focused projects that respond to one of the four RGN themes: Environment, Materiality, Ownership, and The Digital.

RGNs provide a framework for Cambridge researchers to:

  • Build a team of experts from across the University of Cambridge Museums, Cambridge University Libraries, and/or the Schools.
  • Develop and refine research questions inspired or informed by Cambridge's collections.
  • Foster collaborative research, internally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Develop major funding bids and/or seek major philanthropic support.

For more information on opportunities to participate in and be funded through the Programme's RGNs, visit this page.