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University of Cambridge signs funding agreement with Philomathia Foundation

last modified Jan 15, 2014 12:32 PM

In May 2013, the University of Cambridge entered into an agreement with the Philomathia Foundation.  The Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme, created by the donation of more than one million pounds, will be overseen by the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Committee.

The Programme will fund five post-doctoral Research Associates, working on topics in the area of Human Values and Distributive Justice, over the course of five years. It will establish the Philomathia Fund to provide seed activity around the Research Associates and pilot grants to kick-start research projects in the field of Human Values and Distributive Justice, Public Policy, and Quantitative Social Science over this period, and will create the Philomathia Forum, which will include a series of workshops and symposia to broaden the debate about fulfilling the aspirations of society, on fairness, and analysing the impact of different value systems on policy making.

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History of Wealth Project

This project, co-funded by the Philomathia Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust, investigates the broader significance of wealth an inheritance in 19th and early-20th century Britain.

This programme was launched by POLIS in October 2013, and aims to train future policy-makers to value and promote evidence-based policies that can most benefit society.