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International Development Research @ Cambridge


The Intra-CREATE (Singapore National Research Foundation’s Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise) Grants aim to generate an impetus for forming collaborations between researchers from the CREATE Partner Institutions co-located in Singapore in order to exploit the potential of CREATE and achieve greater impact from their collaborative research efforts.

The Global Alliance, a tripartite agreement between University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley), the University of Cambridge (Cambridge) and National University of Singapore (NUS) formed in 2016 in order to develop innovative research across the three universities to address research questions that could not be answered by one institution alone, are likely to be eligible for the Singapore National Research Foundation’s Intra CREATE seed funding grant call.

The interdisciplinary research centres at CREATE focus on four areas of interdisciplinary thematic areas of research, namely human systems, energy systems, environmental systems and urban systems. CREATE seed funding grant call is SGD250k over maximum 18 months; the funds are managed by the CREATE entities and the grant terms are fairly flexible on eligible costs. The most recent guidance on this call is available here, although this may be updated for the September round.

The Intra CREATE call requires projects to be hosted by one of the CREATE entities in Singapore (CARES is Cambridge’s entity) and 100% of the research effort must happen in Singapore. The same research proposal should not be submitted to this call and to the 2017 Global Alliance funding call, although the development of complementary proposals for the two calls is encouraged.

Further information about CARES and the Intra CREATE grant call may be sought in the first instance from Elizabeth McDonald ( ). For guidance on how this complements the GA call feel free to contact Kata Fulop ( 

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) 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.


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