Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Grants for Sub-Saharan African Researchers, 2017

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 Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and NIAB) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations.

Scholarship Benefits: 

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 post-doctoral level or above, and by completing an 2 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).

How to Apply: 

  • 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 and @niab.ac.uk email addresses can register.
  • The Cambridge-based applicant must then log in to the 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.

Application Deadline:  Sunday 25th June 2017.

For more information, visit the official site.