Cambridge-Africa Research Fund 2022 for Sub-Saharan African Researchers

Cambridge-Africa Research Fund 2022 for Sub-Saharan African Researchers

The Cambridge-Africa Research Fund for 2022 is presently accepting applications from competent African researchers.

The Cambridge-Africa Research Fund provides grants of up to £20,000 to cover the costs of research and research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa.

The fellowship provides researchers with the opportunity to conduct fresh research at the esteemed Cambridge University.

Scholarship Summary

Host Country: Cambridge, UK

Study Abroad: Study in UK

Category: Fellowships

Eligible Countries: Sub-Sahara Africa (including Sudan)

Reward: £20,000 Grants

Deadline: September 5, 2022

Scholarship Details:

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund was set up in 2012, with beneficiant aid from The ALBORADA Trust. The Fund helps pairs of researchers (post-doctoral stage and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an affiliated organization which include the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, NIAB and British Antarctic Survey) and sub-Saharan African institutions, throughout all disciplines, to provoke and/or support studies collaborations.

To date, over 260 awards had been made, to permit Cambridge researchers to have interaction with African colleagues from 31 African countries.

Some awardees had been capable of use the initial consequences from their seed fund / studies collaboration to use for and win big funding (e.g. Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, etc.).

Cambridge-Africa Research Fund 2022 Eligibility Requirements:

Before you apply for Cambridge-Africa Research Fund, you must:

  • The scholarship applications should be submitted by only applicant’s based in Cambridge and an applicant based in a university or research institution in subSaharan Africa.
  • Both applicants must currently be at the postdoctoral level or above, and by completing an 2 application it is understood that they are both doing so with support from their Senior Researcher/Head of Group/Principle Investigator, if they are not in this position themselves.
  • Both applicants should have a formal link to a research group/department/faculty in their home institution.

The Cambridge applicant must be either working at the University of Cambridge, or at a research Institute affiliated with the University. Previous successful Cambridge applicants have included those from:

  • WellcomeTrust Sanger Institute; MRC Human Nutrition Research;
  • National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB).

The African applicant must be from a subSaharan African research Institution or 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.

Requests for additional support from returning Cambridge or African recipients will only be considered in the following instances:

  • For supporting courses and workshops in Africa that have been previously funded, or are new. Applicants must provide justification that includes evidence that other sources of funding have been sought, and what plans there are for future funding sustainability. A report of previously received funds should also have been submitted.
  • Request funding for research with old and new collaborators (reagents, equipment, or travel ), but request new projects. You will need to submit a report for previously received funds.


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Cambridge-Africa Research Fund 2022 Duration and Benefit Covers

The grant ranges from 1,000 to 20,000. Prizes range from 1,000 to 20,000 and the category limits are as follows:

  • Up to 20,000 (including equipment ) for scientific applications
  • Up to 6,000 for social science and humanities applications
  • Up to 5,000 for workshops / courses in Africa
  • Up to 3,000 travel benefit

Cambridge-Africa Research Application Procedure

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. 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 the button below to commence your application.


To apply and know more about Cambridge-Africa Research Fund 2022, please visit the official website:


Deadline: September 5, 2022

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