The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund

Deadline: 5th of September, 2022

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund is a funding that supports researchers from both the post doctoral level and above at University of Cambridge or an affiliated institutions such as, The Welcome Trust Sanger Institute, NIAB and British Artanctic survey, and Sub Saharan institutions across all courses.

It is 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


  • 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.
  • 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 an 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).

Click here to register

The online form has been designed to allow both applicants (Cambridge and Africa based) to log in, update, save and eventually submit electronically.

Only applicants with,,, and email address can register

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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