Research Community

Find out how the University Library Research Institute can support your research

Support for researchers

Cambridge University Library Research Institute aims to create a vibrant and supportive research environment where ideas are nurtured, and individuals are empowered to carry out collections-based research in collaboration with our staff, irrespective of background or career path.

Browse this page to find out how we support researchers.


Munby Fellowship

The Munby Fellowship supports bibliographical research based on the collections held at Cambridge University Library.

Sandars Readership in Bibliography

The Sandars Readership in Bibliography is a prestigious honorary post which supports book historians, librarians and researchers to and deliver a series of public lectures on their chosen subject.

Oschinsky Research Associateship

The Oschinsky Research Associateship is a new opportunity to support research in the field of Medieval Studies.

Visiting Scholars

Short-Term Visiting Research Fellowship - Irish Collections in the Library of Trinity College Dublin and Cambridge University Library

A two-month visiting research fellowship to explore Irish collections.

The Liberation Collection Visiting Scholar Programme

Generously supported by the Penchant Foundation, this new initiative will enable a Visiting Scholar to spend between two and four months undertaking research focused on the Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection held at Cambridge University Library


Gordon Duff Prize

The Gordon Duff Prize is an annual award of £500 for an essay on a subject relating to the science or arts of books and manuscripts. It is open to all University of Cambridge members, students, staff and alumni.

Rose Book Collecting Prize

The Rose Book-Collecting Prize is an annual award of £500 for student book collectors at the University of Cambridge.

Collaborate with us

If you are interested in collaborating with Cambridge University Library on a research project, we are keen to hear from you.

Please fill in our collaboration form linked below to give basic information on your proposal.

If you would like to know more about the support the Research Institute offers, we are happy to answer any enquires via email at:

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Illustration of birds, CUL FH.910.83-98.