Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2020 for sub-Saharan African Researchers ( £20,000 in grants)

Application Deadline:6th September 2020.

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund was established in 2012, with generous support from The ALBORADA Trust. The Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from theUniversity of Cambridge (or an affiliated institution such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, NIAB and British Antarctic Survey) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations. To date, more than 200 awards have been made, to enable Cambridge researchers to engage with African colleagues from 28 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).

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,,, and email addresses can register.

The Cambridge-based applicant must then log in to the Cambridge-Africa 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.

If you are eligible to apply, but are unable to register on the page above, then please contact [email protected].

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2020


One response to “The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2020 for sub-Saharan African Researchers ( £20,000 in grants)”

  1. […] Le fonds de recherche Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA a été créé en 2012, avec le généreux soutien de The ALBORADA Trust. Le Fonds soutient des binômes de chercheurs (niveau post-doctoral et supérieur) de la Université de Cambridge (ou un établissement affilié tels que le Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, le NIAB et le British Antarctic Survey) et institutions d’Afrique subsaharienne, de l’autre côté toutes disciplines, pour initier et/ou renforcer des collaborations de recherche. […]

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