The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund was created in 2012 with substantial financing from The ALBORADA Trust. The Fund supports teams of researchers (post-doctoral and above) fro m the University of Cambridge (or a related institution such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, NIAB), or British Antarctic Survey) and Sub-Saharan African institutions in initiating and strengthening research collaborations across all disciplines. So far, 300 grants have been provided to allow Cambridge researchers to collaborate with African colleagues from 34 African nations. Some recipients have been able to leverage the early findings of their seed fund/research cooperation to apply for and obtain larger funding (e.g., Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, and so on). We can accept proposals from North Africa in this round.
The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund competitively awards grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 for:
- research costs (such as reagents, fieldwork, and equipment)
- research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa (bearing in mind the feasibility of travel due to COVID restrictions)
- conducting research training activities in Africa (e.g., setting up courses/workshops).
Method of Application
- The online application form has been created to enable both applicants (from Cambridge and Africa) to log in, change, save, and submit electronically.
- To access the form, the Cambridge-based candidate must first Register Here. Only candidates with email addresses ending in @cam.ac.uk, @sanger.ac.uk, @babraham.ac.uk, @bas.ac.uk, and @niab.ac.uk may register.
- Once logged in, the Cambridge-based applicant will see the phrase “Invite a second applicant to view/edit this submission” on the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund application form. To invite the applicant from Africa to register and modify the paperwork, click on this link.
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Application Deadline: 4th September 2023