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[Apply by 2 Sept 2019] The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund - 2019 Call for Applications

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

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Cambridge Global Challenges – Annual Conference 2018

Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

The Cambridge Global Challenges Annual Conference 2018 conference will bring together the University of Cambridge's global challenges community contributing to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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[Closes 6 June 2018] BBSRC Call: Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy in the Developing World

BBSRC is pleased to announce a total of £5 million for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy in the Developing World and aims to support a number of collaborative research projects addressing challenges relating to industrial biotechnology and bioenergy in the developing world.

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[Closes 14 Dec 2017] Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary research awards (APEX Awards)

In partnership with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society (‘the Academies’) and with generous support from the Leverhulme Trust, the APEX award (Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary research award) scheme offers established independent researchers, with a strong track record in their respective area, an exciting opportunity to pursue genuine interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research to benefit wider society.

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Technology for Development Graduate Sandpit

Monday, 15 January, 2018 - 09:30 to 18:00

Graduate students and early career researchers are invited to apply to participate in a Sandpit competition. The aim is to bring together researchers in Cambridge to form small inter-disciplinary teams to generate and develop new technology-based ideas that could provide effective and affordable solutions to challenges faced in the developing world.

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Masterclass in Design Methods for Global Challenges

Thursday, 11 January, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

This Masterclass will explore the similarities and differences between particular disciplinary approaches to co-creation with end-users – namely participatory development research, public health-oriented methodologies, agile software development and human-computer interaction design – in developing world contexts.

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Workshop on User-Centred Design in Developing World Contexts

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

This workshop will introduce the principles of user-centred design and explore the specific challenges and opportunities that commonly arise when using this approach to co-create innovative responses to global challenges.

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Global Challenges Initiative Round Table for the SDGs

Friday, 8 December, 2017 - 14:00 to 17:00

GCI will run Round Tables twice a year to give Cambridge researchers the opportunity to talk about research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Technology for development and design for co-creation workshops

23 November 2017

The Global Challenges Initiative is running the following events for post-graduates and early career researchers in the New Year and a Global Challenges Round Table on 8th December. Book now to secure your place!

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£1m GCRF grant awarded for open source, 3D-printed microscopes

£1m GCRF grant awarded for open source, 3D-printed microscopes

12 August 2017

Dr Richard Bowman, SynBio Fund grantee and now a 50th Anniversary Research Fellow at the University Bath, is collaborating with colleagues in Cambridge and at STICLab in Tanzania to develop 3D-printed open hardware for science. The group have just been awarded a £1m grant to drive forward their work.

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