The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Study Grant in the United Kingdom for 2022

Application deadline is September 5, 2022, on Monday.

Awesome deal! All deserving candidates may now apply for the 2022 Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Study Grant.

In 2012, The ALBORADA Trust Board generously donated a significant amount of money to the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund.

The study grants are intended to assist researchers at the post-doctoral level and above from the University of Cambridge (or a partner institution like the British Antarctic Survey, NIAB, or Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) and sub-Saharan African institutions in starting or enhancing research collaborations.

In 2012, The ALBORADA Trust Board generously donated a significant amount of money to the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund.

The study grants are intended to assist researchers at the post-doctoral level and above from the University of Cambridge (or a partner institution like the British Antarctic Survey, NIAB, or Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) and sub-Saharan African institutions in starting or enhancing research collaborations.

Aim
The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund was established to promote collaborations in research, education, and engagement between Cambridge and sub-Saharan Africa.

In order to co-create the projects, candidates from Cambridge submit applications alongside those from sub-Saharan African universities and research centers. True collaboration must be shown in the application in order for the funds to be utilized effectively. It must not only be used to pay for activities that will be performed at one institution on behalf of another.

Serving as a seed fund or catalyst to enable the development of new research activity and subsequent joint funding applications is one of the key roles of the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund. Applications with the potential to create new alliances (or strengthen existing ones) with a view to long-term cooperation will be given preference. The research capabilities of African researchers and/or African research institutions and universities should ideally be strengthened as a result of projects.

Application Benefits
The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund offers grants, competitively, ranging from $1,000 to $20,000, for the following:Additionally, it is anticipated that both candidates would continue working once their ALBORADA grants expire.
Although limited student support (for example, as part of a research project or training visit) will be taken into consideration when there is a demonstrable way to show that doing so will strengthen the relationship between the Cambridge and African Principal Investigators, the awards are not meant to support post-graduate students (PIs).
The candidate from Cambridge must be employed by the University of Cambridge or a Research Institute connected to the University.
Because the rewards must be given to the departments, faculties, and institutes at Cambridge, the Cambridge applicants will serve as the lead applicants for administrative purposes.

Relevant Region
Africa Sub-Saharan Countries (Including Sudan)

The African candidate must be based at a university or research institution in sub-Saharan Africa.
Application Method
On the Cambridge-Africa website, there is a saveable online application form that both candidates must fill out and register for. The following files should be included in final submissions:
Argument in favor of and a lay summary
a detailed spending plan (template provided)
a letter of recommendation from the Cambridge PI’s professor or department. A letter of recommendation from the Head of Division is required for the Department of Engineering.CVs (maximum 2 pages) for both the Cambridge and African PIs, together with a letter of support from the department or institution of the African PI. Additionally, two referees’ names and contact information must be provided; these people must not have any conflicts of interest with the project’s investigators or participants (e.g. they should not be from the same Department).
Please email alboradafund@cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk if you are qualified to apply but are unable to register on the link above.
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