The Cambridge-Africa Research Fund

Researchers based in Africa are invited to collaborate with their Cambridge university colleagues in order to encourage research and training between Cambridge and sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers receive between £1,000 and £20,000 for research costs and research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa. The deadline is on Friday 3rd September 2021.

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund was established in 2012, with generous support from The ALBORADA Trust.

The Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge or an affiliated institution and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations. 

The fund competitively awards grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 for research costs, research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa, and conducting research training activities in Africa. 

The purpose of the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund is to encourage research, training and engagement activities between Cambridge and sub-Saharan Africa.

Applicants from Cambridge apply jointly with applicants from universities/institutes in sub-Saharan Africa and co-create the projects.

It is important that the funding is not simply used to provide services that will be carried out at one institution on behalf of the other, and that true collaboration is demonstrated in the application.

The deadline is on Friday 3rd September 2021. 

Main criteria:

The Cambridge applicant must be either working at the University of Cambridge, or at a Research Institute affiliated with the University. 

The African applicant must be based in a sub-Saharan African Research Institution or University. Both applicants must be at post-doctoral level or above. 

Find out more now. 


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