King's College Research Centre was begun in 1964 specifically to encourage research, especially that of an interdisciplinary nature, in which Fellows of the College have a special interest but which are not fully catered for by University Departments and specialist institutes.
In the recent past, it has supported research in Linguistics, Sociobiology, Political Economy, Dynamical Systems, Biological Information Processing, Spatial Representation and Early Christianity. These projects have all carried fixed-term Research Fellowships appointed through open, international competition.
The Research Centre consists physically of several offices in the Keynes Building on the central College site. There are good computing and office facilities. The Research Centre also supports short term visitors, and holds seminars and conferences.