2023 Call for Applications – The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund

2023 Call for Applications – The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund is currently ongoing.

The purpose of the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund is to encourage research, training, and engagement activities between Cambridge and sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants from Cambridge apply jointly with applicants from universities/ institutes in sub-Saharan Africa and co-create the projects.

An important function of the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund is to act as a seed fund/catalyst to enable the development of new research activity and further joint funding applications. They will give priority to applications that build new partnerships (or expand existing ones) with the potential for long-term collaboration. Projects should also ideally strengthen the research capacity of the African researcher and/or the African research institution/university.


  • Travel Award (Cambridge/Africa or Africa/Cambridge) £3,000
  • Support for a workshop or research training course in Africa £5,000 Up to £10,000
  • Equipment £20,000
  • Research project (Social Sciences) £6,000
  • Research project (Science)


To have a chance in the 2023 Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund:

  • 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 Head of Department or equivalent.
  • They should have a formal link to a research group/department/faculty in their home institution.
  • It is also expected that both applicants remain employed beyond the end date of their ALBORADA awards.
  • The Cambridge applicant must be either working at the University of Cambridge or at a Research Institute affiliated with the University.
  • The Cambridge applicants will act as the lead applicants, for administrative purposes, as the awards have to be paid to their Cambridge Departments/Faculties/Institutes.
  • The African applicant must be based in a sub-Saharan Research Institution or University.
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Selection Criteria

Application Process

Applicants must register and complete a saveable online application form, available on the Cambridge Africa website. Final submissions should include the following documents:

  • Case for support and a lay summary
  • An itemized budget (template provided)
  • A letter of support from the department/faculty of Cambridge. For the Department of Engineering, a letter of support from the Head of the Division is needed
  • A letter of support from the department/institution of the African
  • CVs (maximum 2 pages) for both the Cambridge and Africa PI

To apply for 2023 Call for Applications – The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund, click here

Deadline: September 04, 2023.

For more information, visit the official site.

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