University of Cambridge

Researchers from PSL and the University of Cambridge have been collaborating for many years in disciplines as diverse as the basic sciences, human and social sciences and the arts.


In 2014, the two institutions entered into a strategic partnership to strengthen their connections, support exchanges between researchers, educators and students, and seed collaborations between researchers.

The following activities have recently received funding, for example:

  • Research seminars and workshops
  • Hosting research professors and researchers for short periods
  • Hosting guest professors for short periods
  • Short study periods at Master’s level, certificate courses and research internships for students

Call for PSL-Cambridge proposals

The call for proposals launched under the 2014 agreement is currently open.
The Cambridge researchers involved in these projects must submit them - on behalf of both parties - to the University of Cambridge Office of International Strategy. The funding can be used to pay for organizing scientific workshops, seminars or conferences and/or travel by researchers and research professors on short stays.
The application methods and selection procedure are set out on the University of Cambridge Office of International Strategy website.

Current PSL-Cambridge collaborations

PSL call for applications for a week of entrepreneurship training at Cambridge: PSL is a partner of the HEAPP (Higher Education and Enterprise Alliance for Entrepreneurial Postdoc Pathways) project run by the University of Cambridge in partnership with leading European institutions (Free University of Berlin, University of Glasgow, University of Innsbruck) and industry partners (BP, Schlumberger, Astra Zeneca, Shell, Deutsche Bahn, Swarovski). The aim of this project is to develop the entrepreneurial skills of postdoctoral students in all fields and create an academic and industrial network useful for their careers.

New research program in the digital humanities: The purpose of the program is to list, digitize and index journals, collections by writers and artists, correspondence and miscellaneous documents in a number of languages in order to make them available to researchers remotely. Its primary objective is to map out the movement of these artists through the European capitals to better understand the transnational aesthetic, philosophical, and political aspects of avant-garde individuals and movements in the 20th Century.

Workshop “Work transformation, innovation and entrepreneurship: new theoretical perspectives”: The event - held in Cambridge on 17 March 2016 - provided an opportunity to discuss new work practices and new theoretical perspectives that might shed light on such developments.