Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2022 (up to £20,000): (Deadline 5 September 2022)

Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2022 (up to £20,000): (Deadline 5 September 2022)

Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2022 (up to £20,000): (Deadline 5 September 2022)

Details

Application open for Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2022. The Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an affiliated institution such as the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute, NIAB and British Antarctic Survey) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations.

To date, more than 260 awards have been made, to enable Cambridge researchers to engage with African colleagues from 31 African countries. Some awardees have been able to use the preliminary results from their seed fund / research collaboration to apply for and win significant funding (e.g. Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, etc.).

Funding

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 feasibility of travel due to COVID restrictions)
  • conducting research training activities in Africa (e.g. setting up courses/workshops).

Eligibility

  • Both applicants must be at the post-doctoral level or above, and by completing an application it is understood that they are both doing so with support from their Head of Department or equivalent and;
  • Both applicants should have a formal link to a research group/department/faculty in their home institution.
  • applicant must be either working at the University of Cambridge, or at a Research Institute affiliated
    with the University.
  • Priority will be given to applications that build new partnerships with the potential for long-term collaboration.
  • Applicants from Cambridge apply jointly with applicants from universities/ institutes in sub- Saharan Africa and co-create the projects.
  • An important function of the Fund is to act as a seed fund/catalyst to enable the development of new research activity and further joint funding applications
  • The African applicant must be based in a sub-Saharan African Research Institution or University.

Application

The online application form has been designed to allow both applicants (Cambridge- and Africa-based) to log in, update, save and eventually submit electronically.

To access the form, the Cambridge based applicant must Register Here. Only applicants with @cam.ac.uk, @sanger.ac.uk, @babraham.ac.uk, @bas.ac.uk and @niab.ac.uk email addresses can register.

The deadline to submit an application for collaborative research funding is Monday 5th September 2022.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

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