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Smuts Memorial Fund


The Smuts Memorial Fund welcomes applications from staff and Graduate students in Cambridge for contributions towards workshops and conferences relating to the Commonwealth / Global South.

The maximum amount, which will be awarded for conference and workshop applications, is £1,000. The application can be found here.

The Smuts Memorial Fund has awarded grants for the following conferences:



October 2023: “40 years of Marxism, Feminism and South African Studies by Belinda Bozzoli”

July 2023: "South Asian Mobilities: A Conference Celebrating the work of Joya Chatterji"

July 2022: Anti-Colonial Political Thought 

March 2020: “Greater Britain? Rewriting the Settler Colonies into the history of British Imperialism”

January 2020: “Climate Fictions / Indigenous Studies” 

April 2020: “A Living History of Indian Democracy”

June 2018: “Postcolonial Ecologies in the Global South: Explorations at the Culture/Nature Interface”

May 2018: “Rethinking Rights in the Global South”

March 2018: “Indian Political Thought”