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International Development Research @ Cambridge


The Wellcome Trust's Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and bring disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery. This scheme funds teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach.

The Wellcome Trust strongly encourages applications that combine humanities and social science research with biomedical science research and/or product development and applied research. 

The Trust is looking for teams with a track record of working together to tackle research questions that can only be approached collaboratively. Teams can come from the same discipline or from a combination of disciplines. They can be from the same university department or a number of organisations (anywhere in the world).

A Collaborative Award is normally in the range of £1 million to £1.5 million, for up to five years. Applicants should ask for a level and duration of funding that's justifiable for their career stage, research experience and the proposed research programme. Support covers research expenses, including research assistance or PhDs, research/teaching replacement, and conference and meeting costs.


For further details on this funding opportunity, please see the associated webpage here.


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):​.