The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2022

The ALBORADA Trust invites applications for the 2022 Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund for Postdoctoral Researchers.

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. Priority will be given 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) £20,000


  • Both 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.
  • Both applicants 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.

Application Process

Both applicants must register and complete a saveable online application form, available on the CambridgeAfrica website. Final submissions should include the following documents:

  • CVs (maximum 2 pages) for both the Cambridge and Africa PI
  • Case for support and a lay summary
  • An itemized budget (template provided)
  • A letter of support from the department/faculty of the Cambridge PI.
  • A letter of support from the department/institution of the African
  • Details of referees; these should be individuals who have no conflicts of interest with the project or investigators (e.g. they should not be from the same Department).
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To apply for the ALBORADA Research Fund, click here.

Deadline: September 05, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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