Cambridge Grants 

The University of Cambridge and the University of Canterbury established in 2008 a reciprocal academic visitor exchange programme between the two universities.  The first visits occured in 2009 and since then many distinguished Cambridge academics have been welcomed to UC and UC academics have spent time at the University of Cambridge. 

The aim of the Cambridge/Canterbury Exchange Programme, which is primarily administered by the University of Canterbury, is to build on the academic links that have already been developed and to benefit the students and staff of both universities by funding the regular visits of academic staff members.

Up to two Cambridge Grants are awarded each year. Nominations from eligible schools/departments are assessed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic on a competitive basis. Applications are typically called for each February with a closing date of the end of April/early May. Applicants can expect to be notified of the outcome of the nomination process in August/September.

Please note that applications for Cambridge Grants were not open in 2021 for travel in 2022, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its impacts on international travel. The Erskine Programme Office hopes to re-open applications in 2022 for travel in 2023.

All regulations, criteria and application forms are available on the UC Staff Intranet.

Please contact the Erskine Programme Office at if you have any questions.

For a full list of grant recipients

go to our grants honour roll