The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2022 applications are now open, The Fund promotes research, training, and engagement between Cambridge and Sub-Saharan Africa, encourages research collaborations between pairs of researchers (post-doctoral and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an allied institution such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, NIAB, and British Antarctic Survey) and sub-Saharan African institutions in all disciplines.
More than 260 grants have been given out so far, allowing Cambridge researchers to collaborate with African colleagues from 31 different African nations. Some grantees have been able to seek for and secure considerable financing (e.g. Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, etc.) based on preliminary results from their seed fund / research cooperation.
- The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund offers grants ranging from £1,000 to £20,000 to:
- The price of research (such as reagents, fieldwork and equipment)
- Organizing research training activities in Africa (e.g., courses and seminars).
- Travel between Cambridge and Africa for research (bearing in mind feasibility of travel due to COVID restrictions)
- The African applicant must be based in a research institution or university in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Both applicants must be postdoctoral or higher, and it is assumed that by submitting an application, they agree to this.
- The Cambridge applicant must be employed by the University of Cambridge or a Cambridge-affiliated Research Institute.
- The awards are not meant to help post-graduate students however, limited student support (for example, as part of a research project or training visit) will be considered if it can be demonstrated that it will improve the relationship between the Cambridge and African Principal Investigators (PIs).
The Cambridge-based applicant must first Register Here in order to access the form. Only applications with email addresses ending in @cam.ac.uk, @sanger.ac.uk, @babraham.ac.uk, @bas.ac.uk, and @niab.ac.uk will be considered.
The online application form was created to allow both Cambridge and African applicants to log in, change, save, and submit their applications electronically.
Deadline 5th September 2022.