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Get involved

We are very keen to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds.

Facilitated and hosted events

We have hosted and facilitated a lot of different events, including high-level residential programmes for government departments and executive education events. The facilities in West Court are extremely high-quality. Please contact Dr Julian Huppert, our Director, if you would be interested in exploring what we can do.


The IF has a particular remit to work closely with alumni of the College.  We are particularly interested in hearing from any alumni who would be interested in our activities. Please contact our Director,Dr Julian Huppert, for more information.

In Residence Programme

Among the facilities offered by Jesus College West Court are three well-appointed one-bedroom flats. We are interested in people who would like to come for a period of between one and three months. Those in residence are expected to engage in the intellectual activities of the Forum, working with students, Fellows, alumni, and the public. We can work with applicants to obtain funding, including funding towards desk, accommodation, and other costs. Please contact Dr Julian Huppert, our Director, to discuss the programme.

Visiting Associates

We welcome expressions of interest from people who would like to work with us. We are interested in shorter-term projects and project interactions or longer-term associations. We may be able to offer desk space and support in identifying accommodation for those from outside Cambridge. In general, we do not have on-going paid research positions and therefore those looking to work with us will need to identify other forms of support or funding. Please contact Dr Julian Huppert, our Director, to discuss how this programme operates.

Current partnerships and funding

Core funding for the IF has come from three generous donations from a member of the College alumni community, and we are extremely grateful for their support.

We have also received a number of grants and donations for research and other projects, including from:

  • Children’s Investment Foundation Fund (CIFF)
  • edX
  • European Climate Fund (ECF)
  • Hughes Hall, Cambridge
  • Lumina Foundation
  • Omidyar Network
  • Partners for a New Economy (P4NE)
  • Trinity College, Cambridge

The Jesus College Perspectives are funded by the JCP Members.

In addition, we undertake paid work and projects for a number of clients in the UK and beyond. These include hosting conferences, educational programmes, executive education, and other tasks. Clients have included:

  • AI Responsibility Lab
  • King’s College London
  • NHS England
  • Philips Consulting
  • UK-Medu
  • Various UK Government departments
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Wuhan College
  • Yidan Prize Foundation

We also host and provide support for two external programmes, which are independently run and self-funding:

  • Science and Human Dimension Project
  • Cambridge Global Conversations

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