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School of the Biological Sciences


Slater Fund (now supplemented by an additional general allocation for Travel)

The Managers will consider applications for grants from the Fund for the furtherance of teaching and research in medical science once a year. The Managers may make grants to University officers or other persons, currently working in the University of Cambridge, or who will be working in the University of Cambridge, preference being given to graduates in medicine, towards the expenses of research, or of travel in connection with research, or of travel undertaken to study methods of teaching, in Medicine or in any science ancillary to Medicine. Regulations for the Fund are published in Ordinances, 2014, page 951.

The Managers intend to use the fund mainly to make awards for travel by University officers. For scientific meetings it is expected that the applicant should present either a poster or abstract. The Managers will not, in general, favour applications for equipment for research, although they will consider applications for small pieces of equipment to initiate some piece of research (the attention of potential applicants for equipment, etc., within the Faculties of Biology and Clinical Medicine is drawn to the Marmaduke Sheild Fund). The Managers will not make awards for undergraduate expeditions, to elective periods for medical students or towards the University or College fees or maintenance costs of graduate students or to persons who are neither working in Cambridge nor intending to come to Cambridge. The Managers will not make retrospective awards.

The annual total of awards which will be made by the Managers will be about £50,000.

Applications should be submitted to the School office - application form below. Only the completed form will be considered by the Managers, and all forms must be countersigned by the Head of the (University) Department indicating his or her support for the application (you are advised to check your Department's internal deadline for receipt of applications).

The attention of applicants is also drawn to the Parke Davis Exchange Fellowship Fund.

The deadline for submission of applications is 30 May 2023.

SBS Secretary
Secretary to the Managers
Charles Slater Fund
School of the Biological Sciences
17 Mill Lane


Application form (Word)

Application form (PDF)