Research

King’s Fellows and graduate students have a distinguished history of research stretching back over many centuries. The collegiate nature of the University of Cambridge provides a unique context for this research. Colleges bring together researchers from all subjects so they provide an unparalleled opportunity for cross-fertilization of ideas, for establishing novel research partnerships, and for bringing together leading researchers with students.

The College supports many research activities, such as workshops, seminars and lectures, which both foster new ideas and developments and also help disseminate the work of the Fellows and postgraduate students. The College admits around a hundred research students a year, at both masters and doctoral level, and provides both a number of studentships and financial support for some research activities.

Throughout the year King's hosts a number of seminars, talks and conferences, many of which are open to the general public.

Each year, the college holds competitions for a number of post-doctoral Junior Research Fellowships in a range of subjects. 

King's has over 100 Fellows carrying out a huge variety of research, from investigating the Universe to uncovering the classical world.

Research History

King's has a strong tradition in research and can count eight Nobel laureates among its Fellows and graduates, including Philip Noel-Baker and Frederick Sanger.

College Research Associates

King’s appoints up to six College Research Associates each year in any subject. Applications can be from individuals or from groups of two or three.

Research Committee

The Research Committee sets the research policy for the College and is responsible for the running of the Junior Research Fellowship competitions each year.

Fellows' Restricted Area

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Applying for Graduate Study

Find out about life at King's as a graduate student, and how to apply to study here.

Research News

Honorary Fellow awarded Library of Congress prize

Political theorist Dr Danielle Allen (KC 1993) has won this year’s John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity.

Update from Entrepreneurship Prize winner

College Research Associate Alexander Patto (KC 2012) discusses the latest developments with his start-up company WaterScope.

King's PhD student helping efforts to better understand COVID-19

Graduate student Oisin Huhn has been volunteering with the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology & Infectious Diseases.