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Programmes supporting the first steps of research agendas jointly defined with colleagues in ODA-target countries.

Seed funding competition and interdisciplinary workshop on Nutrition challenges in developing countries [Application deadline: 16th November 2018; 21st November 2018, Maxwell Centre]

Cambridge Global Challenges SRI (CGC) and Cambridge Global Food Security IRC (CGFS) wish to support interdisciplinary research addressing specific challenges relating to malnutrition in Official Development Assistance-target countries.

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Technology for Development Graduate Sandpit [Application deadline: 19th December 2017; 15th January 2018, Maxwell Centre]

The Sandpit aims to bring together Graduate and Early Career Researchers in Cambridge to form small inter-disciplinary teams to generate and develop new technology-based ideas that could provide effective and affordable solutions to challenges faced in the developing world.

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Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


Join the Strategic Research Initiative

Register to Cambridge Global Challenges here.


Contact us

Programme Manager (Sara Serradas Duarte):​