Deadline: 03 September, 2021

University of Cambridge has opened applications for the 2021 Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund.

The fund supports pairs of researchers (postdoctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an affiliated institution such as the Wellcome 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 240 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.


  • Successful applicants will receive grants of between £1,000 and £20,000


  • Applicants must be at postdoctoral level or above, and by completing an application it is understood that they are doing so with support from their heads of department or equivalent
  • Applicant should have a formal link to a research group/department/faculty in home institution
  • Cambridge applicant must be either working at the University of Cambridge or at a research institute affiliated with the university
  • African applicant must be based in a sub-Saharan African research institution or university

To apply and for more information, click here.

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