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Projects eligible to receive support through the WPIF are those targeted at prospective and incoming undergraduate students of Home fees status who are under-represented in UK higher education, particularly at the University of Cambridge.

Such projects might, for instance, be for

  • developing subject interests at younger age ranges; or
  • encouraging applications among Year 12 students to Cambridge or other leading universities; or
  • working with offer-holders and incoming students who can be helped further in building up their subject knowledge or study skills beyond existing provision at school level in preparation for university study.

Priority will be given to well-costed proposals that are innovative and specifically address educational disadvantages that have been exacerbated by the COVID pandemic, but other proposals may also be considered for funding.

WPIF grants may be used:

  • for partial salary costs and
  • for the creation of lasting resources, such as websites or equipment,
  • as well as direct student contact, such as residential events.

WPIF grants cannot be used:

  • to provide additional bursaries or scholarships, which are already covered under the Cambridge Bursary Scheme; or
  • for teaching for the Foundation Year, which is already fully funded.

It is not intended that the Fund should be used to replace funds already committed by a College to an activity; such applications may be given a low priority.

For further information on the WPIF, please contact

INT Funding Rounds

Research Grants including Emergencies

Lent Term 2023 Round Application Deadlines

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2023

Candidates apply to their Host Institution by the deadline set by the Head of that Institution

For Colleges

Widening Participation & Induction Fund

Deadline for College Applications:  5pm on Wednesday 1 February 2023

Trustees' Meeting Dates

Thursday 24 November 2022

Tuesday 14 March 2023

Wednesday 5 July 2023

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