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Global Challenges Initiative

The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Prizes and Awards

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 (deadline: 29th June 2018)

Applications are now open for the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018, delivered with Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and searching for brilliant young innovators tackling the planet’s biggest environmental and social challenges.

University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards (deadline: 7th May 2018)

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Impact were established to recognise and reward those whose research has led to excellent impact beyond academia.

University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engangement with Research Awards (deadline: 18th May 2018)

Do you dedicate your time and expertise to public engagement with research here at the University of Cambridge? Have you undertaken an innovative project, brought research to a new audience, worked creatively or collaboratively to raise the profile or impact of research?

ESRC 2018 Celebrating Impact Prize (deadline: 23th November 2017)

The ESRC has launched 2018 Celebrating Impact Prize. The Prize is an annual opportunity to recognise and reward the successes of ESRC-funded researchers and other ESRC associates who have achieved, or are currently achieving, outstanding economic or societal impacts.

International Plant Nutrition Institute Award (deadline: 30th September 2017)

The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Science Award was established by the IPNI Board of Directors in 2006. Its purpose is to recognize and promote distinguished contributions by scientists involved with global ecological intensification as related to crop production.

WT University Awards in Humanities and Social Science 2018 (internal Cambridge deadline: 15th June 2018; funder deadline: 6th July)

The Wellcome Trust (WT) invites applications for the University Awards in Humanities and Social Science scheme.

The Global Challenges Initiative 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.


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

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