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2023 Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund for sub-Saharan African Researchers (£20,000 in grants)


Jun 7, 2023

2023 Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund for sub-Saharan African Researchers (£20,000 in grants)

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund was established in 2012, with generous support from The ALBORADA Trust. The Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an affiliated institution such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, NIAB and British Antarctic Survey) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations. To date, 300 awards have been made, to enable Cambridge researchers to engage with African colleagues from 34 African countries. Some awardees have been able to use the preliminary results from their seed fund / research collaboration to apply for and win significant funding (e.g. Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, etc.). For this round, we may be able to consider applications from North Africa.


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 (bearing in mind feasibility of travel due to COVID restrictions)
  • conducting research training activities in Africa (e.g. setting up courses/workshops).

Method of Application

  • The online application form has been designed to allow both applicants (Cambridge- and Africa-based) to log in, update, save and eventually submit electronically.
  • 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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline:  4th September 2023

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