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Cambridge Global Challenges


The Geneva Challenge 2019 - Advancing Development Goals International Contest for graduate students (deadline: 15th March 2019)

The 2019 edition of the Geneva Challenge is a project funded by Swiss Ambassador Jenö Staehelin and was supported by the late Kofi Annan as the high-patron of the contest. The Geneva Challenge aims to encourage interdisciplinary problem solving analysis among master students on advancing human...

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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.

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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.

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World Water Challenge 2018 (application deadline: 30 July 2018)

World Water Challenge is an annual international contest for water solutions, aiming to discover imminent water problems that world is facing and to find feasible solutions to them.

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The Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Nominations Open (nomination deadline: 31st July 2018)

The Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize aims to honour individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the African people and of all humankind.

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Solutions Search Competition: Climate Change needs Behaviour Change (deadline: 7th Aug 2018)

The competition is looking for solutions that apply behavior change insights to inspire and enable people to change the way they consume – the way they cook, eat, dispose of waste, purchase goods, travel, and more.

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Sir Jules Thorn Biomedical Research Award (internal Cambridge deadline:14th Aug 2018)

Annual award by the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust to support a five-year programme of translational biomedical research.

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RGS Rob Potter Award 2018 (deadline: 23rd Nov 2018)

The Rob Potter Award of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) recognises an early career researcher studying the geographies of development.

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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...