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Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Grants 2023 For Sub-Saharan African (Including Sudan) Researchers


The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund competitively awards grants of between £1,000 and £20,000, for:

  • research costs (such as reagents, fieldwork and equipment)

  • research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa

  • conducting research training activities in Africa (e.g. setting up courses/workshops).


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


  • 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 an application, 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.

  • 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: Wellcome-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 must be paid to their Cambridge departments/faculties/institutes.


4th September 2023.

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