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Cambridge Global Challenges


Facilitating the dialogue and co-creation between Cambridge researchers and end-users in the developing world for the joint definition of research priorities and collaboration opportunities.


CGC Global Visitors Programme

The programme organizes meetings between visitors from Official Development Assistance (ODA)-recipient countries with a direct understanding of global challenges and individual Cambridge researchers, allowing focussed discussions about addressing such challenges.


CGC Civil Society Workshops

Facilitated by implementation partners in the Global South, the workshops present challenges faced by communities in ODA-countriies  from the perspective of their communities to the Cambridge global challenges community. 


CGC In-Country Workshops

Thematic workshops hosted by partner research and implementation organizations in developing countries, to advance the in-country definition of research agendas.


CGC Seed Funding for Pump-Priming Activities 

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



Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Funding Opportunities

Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global...