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Apply for The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund for Sub-Saharan African Researchers


The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research 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 and NIAB) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations. Benefit Grants are between £1,000 and £20,000. Awards will range from £1,000 – £20,000, and limits apply for categories as follows: - Maximum of £20,000 for applications in the sciences (including equipment) - Maximum of £6,000 for applications in the social sciences and humanities - Maximum of £5,000 for a workshop/course in Africa - Maximum of £3,000 for a travel award. Eligibility - Applications should be submitted jointly by an applicant based in Cambridge and an applicant based in a university or research institution in sub-Saharan Africa. - Both applicants must be at the post-doctoral level or above, and by completing 2 applications it is understood that they are both doing so with support from their Senior Researcher/Head of Group/Principle Investigator, if they are not in this position themselves. - applications both applicants should have a formal link to a research group/department/faculty in their home institution. - The Cambridge applicant must be either working at the University of Cambridge, or at a Research Institute affiliated with the University. Previous successful Cambridge applicants have included those from Welcome-Trust Sanger Institute; MRC Human Nutrition Research; National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB). - The African applicant must be from a sub-Saharan African research Institution or university. The Cambridge applicants will act as the lead applicants, for administrative purposes, as the awards have to be paid to their Cambridge departments/faculties/institutes. - Requests for additional support from returning Cambridge or African recipients will only be considered in the following instances: - For supporting courses and workshops in Africa that have been previously funded, or are new. Applicants must provide justification that includes evidence that other sources of funding have been sought, and what plans there are for future funding sustainability. Also, a report(s) should have been submitted for the previous funding received - Request for funding for research (reagents, equipment or travel) with the old or a new collaborator, but for a new project. Report(s) should have been submitted for the previous funding received. Deadline September 5, 2022

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