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Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

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The Winton Programme annually appoints a number of Scholars undertaking PhDs and Advanced Research Fellows to perform independent research. This growing community is reaching widely across the Cavendish Laboratory, bringing new areas of research and drawing in collaborations from across the University.

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Pump Prime grants

The Pump Prime scheme provides funding for up to £50k for exploration of new innovative ideas that have potential for major impact. The funding is open to academic and research staff in the Physics department and can involve collaborations with other departments.

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Winton Programme

The Winton Programme was established in 2011 through a £20 million donation to the Cavendish by David Harding, alumnus of the Physics Department. This the largest donation to the department, has provided the freedom to explore basic science that could generate the breakthroughs needed to meet the growing demand on our natural resources.

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Winton Annual Report 2019

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