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International Development Research @ Cambridge


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?

Then get your contribution recognised by the Vice-Chancellor and receive a £1000 prize.

We are looking for researchers and staff across all six academic Schools at the University, from every career stages, to submit an application. Previous applicants are encouraged to reapply with revised applications.

To be eligible for an award the public engagement undertaken must:

  • Be underpinned by contemporary research
  • Involve elements of dialogue and two-way exchange
  • Engage people and organisations from beyond academia

To apply:


If you have any questions regarding a potential application, please contact the Public Engagement team at

Read about the Public Engagement with Research Awards.

The Awards are supported by the University’s RCUK Catalyst Seed Fund

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.


Contribute to Cambridge's response to COVID-19 in developing countries

Join working groups that invite your collaboration, create a new working group and learn about available funding opportunities here.


Join the Strategic Research Initiative

Register to Cambridge Global Challenges and to the SRI's mailing list here.


Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.


Contact us

Research Strategy Manager (Dr Sara Serradas Duarte):​.