The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre is a non-profit, and independent research centre. While we are primarily self-funded by providing access to the Cambridge Structural Database and related software, we also use grants to fund some of our work. These allow us to continue our charitable mission; to advance structural science for the public benefit.

Here we detail grants we have received to support our research and development efforts.

Contact us here if you’d like to collaborate with us on research or grant applications.


We also support the scientific community by providing sponsorship, awards, and FAIRE grants. Learn more about these on the relevant pages:


Sponsored PhD Studentships

Awards and Sponsorship

FAIRE Grants

Engagement Grants


Grants Supporting Our Research and Development


The Digital Design Accelerator Platform to Connect Active Material Design to Product Performance, awarded by Innovate UK as part of the Manufacturing Made Smarter initiative. This project ran from 2020 to 2022.

External partners included AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Perceptive Engineering, University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, and the University of Strathclyde.

This accelerated the development of tools to analyse particle behaviour, now available in our CSD-Particle software.

Learn more about CSD-Particle

Knowledge Transfer Partnership: VisualHabit

Awarded by InnovateUK as part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships intiative. This project ran from 2020 to 2023.


Awarded by the BBSRC as part of the BBR fund intiative. This project ran from 2020 to 2023.

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Want to work with us?Get in touch with the CCDC research team here.