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[Closes 25 June 2017] Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund

Cambridge-Africa have announced the 2017 call for applications for the ALBORADA Research Fund
The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund (established in 2012, with generous support from The ALBORADA Trust) supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or affiliated institutions such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and NIAB) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations. To date, 116 awards have been made, to enable Cambridge researchers to engage with African colleagues from 14 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.).
 
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).
 
Please note that the ALBORADA Research Fund cannot pay for researchers to attend conferences.

For information about eligibility and how to apply for funding, please visit http://www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk/initiatives/the-alborada-research-fund/alborada-applications-2/.
 
The deadline for submitting an application for consideration for the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund is Sunday 25th June 2017.
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