Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2021 for Post-Doctoral Researchers

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Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2021 for Post-Doctoral Researchers: Applications are invited from suitably qualified Africans for the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2021 which is a collaboration between researchers at the University of Cambridge and sub-Saharan African Institutions.



The Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge or an affiliated institution and African institutions from sub-Saharan Africa to initiate and /or strengthen research collaborations.

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Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2021 for Post-Doctoral Researchers.

The Research Fund is to encourage research, training and engagement activities between Cambridge and sub-Saharan Africa. It is also to serve as seed fund/catalyst to enable the development of new research activity and further joint funding applications.


The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund competitively awards grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 for research costs, research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa, conducting research training activities in Africa.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2021, applicants must meet the following criteria:


  • There must exist a research collaboration between applicants from Cambridge and sub-Saharan African institution where both applicants agree to work together.
  • Both applicants must be based at the University of Cambridge or its affiliated institution and a research institution or university in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Both applicants must be at 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.

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How to Apply for Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2021

Interested applicants for the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund 2021 are to both register and complete a savable online application form.

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To access the form, the Cambridge based applicant must Register Here. Only applicants with @cam.ac.uk, @sanger.ac.uk, @babraham.ac.uk, @bas.ac.uk and @niab.ac.uk 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.



Final submissions should include the following documents:

  • Case for support and a lay summary
  • An itemized budget (template provided)
  • A letter of support from the department/faculty of the Cambridge Principal Investigator (PI)
  • A letter of support from the department/institution of the African PI
  • CVs (maximum 2 pages) for both the Cambridge and Africa PI
  • Details of two referees should be provided.

Application Deadline: 3rd September 2021


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