Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2024| APPLY NOW

Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2023| APPLY NOW
Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2023| APPLY NOW

We are currently welcoming applications from qualified individuals of African descent for the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2023. The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund, established in 2012 with generous support from The ALBORADA Trust, facilitates collaboration between researchers at the University of Cambridge and institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

This fund is designed to foster research partnerships between post-doctoral researchers and beyond, hailing from the University of Cambridge or its affiliated institutions, and their counterparts in sub-Saharan African institutions. It serves the dual purpose of promoting research, training, and engagement activities between Cambridge and sub-Saharan Africa while also acting as a catalyst to kickstart new research endeavors and joint funding proposals.

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2023

Offers competitive grants ranging from £1,000 to £20,000, covering research expenses, research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa, and the organization of research training activities within Africa.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. A pre-existing research collaboration must be in place between applicants from both the University of Cambridge (or its affiliated institution) and a research institution or university in sub-Saharan Africa, with the mutual agreement to collaborate.

2. Both applicants must be affiliated with the University of Cambridge (or its affiliated institution) and an academic institution or university in sub-Saharan Africa.

3. Applicants should hold a post-doctoral position or higher, and it is assumed that their respective Heads of Department or equivalent authorities support their application.

4. Both applicants should possess a formal affiliation with a research group, department, or faculty within their home institution.

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2022 are to both register and complete a savable online application form.

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 Cambridge-based applicant must then log in to the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund application form, where they will see the words “Invite a 2nd applicant to view/edit this submission”. Click on this link in order to invite the Africa-based applicant to register and edit the forms.

Final submissions should include the following documents:

  • Case for support and a lay summary
  • An itemized budget (template provided)
  • A letter of support from the department/faculty of the Cambridge Principal Investigator (PI)
  • A letter of support from the department/institution of the African PI
  • CVs (maximum 2 pages) for both the Cambridge and Africa PI
  • Details of two referees should be provided.

Application Deadline: 4th September 2023

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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