Deadline: 4th of September 2023 | Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund (up to £20,000)
The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2023 is now accepting applications. The Fund assists pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from sub-Saharan African institutions and the University of Cambridge (or a related institution, such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, NIAB, and British Antarctic Survey), in starting and/or enhancing research collaborations.
|Title:||Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research
Fund (up to £20,000)
|Deadline:||4th of September 2023|
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To date, 300 grants have been given to Cambridge researchers so they can collaborate with peers from 34 different African nations. Some recipients of awards have been successful in applying for and receiving sizeable financing (such as Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, etc.) using the preliminary findings from their seed fund/research cooperation. They might be able to take applications from North Africa into account for this round.
Grants of between $1,000 and $20,000 are given out through a competitive process by the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund for:
- Costs related to research (such as materials, labor, and equipment)
- travel for research between Cambridge and Africa (keeping in mind if it would be feasible given COVID constraints)
- carrying out research training initiatives in Africa (such organizing workshops and courses).
- In order to co-create the projects, applicants from Cambridge submit applications alongside those from sub-Saharan African colleges and institutions.
- It is recognized that by submitting an application, both applicants—who must both be post-doctoral level or higher—are doing so with the approval of their head of department or an equivalent.
- Both applicants must be officially connected to a research team, department, or academic member at their home institution. Additionally, it is anticipated that both applicants will continue working once their ALBORADA awards expire.
- Although limited student support (for example, as part of a research project or training visit) will be taken into consideration when there is a demonstrable way to show that doing so will strengthen the relationship between the Cambridge and African Principal Investigators (PIs), the awards are not meant to support postgraduate students.
- The applicant from Cambridge must be employed by the University of Cambridge or a Research Institute connected to the University. Previous Wellcome-Trust Sanger Institute, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), and British Antarctic Survey applicants who were accepted to Cambridge University.
- Because the rewards must be paid to the departments, faculties, and institutes at Cambridge, the Cambridge applicants will serve as the lead applicants for administrative purposes.
- Both applicants (from Cambridge and from Africa) can log in, amend, save, and ultimately submit electronically using the online application form.
- The Cambridge-based applicant must Register Here in order to view the form. 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 message “Invite a 2nd 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.
Visit the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund for further details.